This article is from the archive of our partner. It's official, guys: San Francisco has banned public nudity. No more hanging out pantsless at bus stops in the Castro. No more nude sunbathing on Fisherman's Wharf.
By Betsy Malloy. It's not hard to see why Baker is one of the most popular beaches in the Bay Area. Baker Beach has one of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge in all of San Francisco, so many visitors and photographers come here especially at sunset for the gorgeous vistas. Most people go to Baker Beach just to take a walk and enjoy the views, but you'll also find people fishing in the ocean. People also go sunbathing at the beach, and the end nearest the bridge is a very busy clothing-optional area. However, because of rip tides and rough surf that have claimed many lives here, swimming at Baker Beach is not advised at any time. Just above the beach is Battery Chamberlin, which holds the last six-inch "disappearing gun" of its type on the West Coast.
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By Betsy Malloy. It's also called Marshall's Beach. But its other nickname "Nasty Boy Beach" may be the first thing you should know about it.
I did a quickie visit with some friends from out of town. Here are my notes: --Plenty of free parking during the week. Not sure about the weekends. The only hiccup during the walk on the beach was seeing a naked guy walking back and forth from the shore.