Recent Searches
Clear

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Ocean Beach San Francisco Tours

Ocean Beach San Francisco
Running for 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) along San Francisco’s Pacific coast, Ocean Beach marks the western edge of the city. The wide shoreline attracts both locals and visitors for picnics, walks, beach bonfires, and beautiful sunsets. Though swimming isn’t common here (the water is cold), surfing is popular.
 
The Basics
Because it is located across the city from the main tourist areas, Ocean Beach may not be on every tourist’s itinerary. However, it’s easy to squeeze into your sightseeing schedule with activities like a Golden Gate Park bike tour, GoCar tour, or coastal walking tour. Also, Ocean Beach is convenient to a selection of attractions in this part of the city, including the Legion of Honor museum, Lands End, Sutro Baths, and San Francisco Zoo.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring layers, as the wind and fog can appear suddenly on the coast, even if it’s warm and sunny when you arrive.
  • Beach fires are permitted only in the fire rings and only from March through October.
  • Glass and alcohol are not allowed on the beach.
  • Surfing at Ocean Beach is not for beginners, as the waves are large and the current is very strong.
 
How to Get There
Starting at the Cliff House in the Outer Richmond neighborhood, Ocean Beach stretches south for 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers). By car, drive all the way west on Fulton Street or Lincoln Way until you reach the coast. Free parking lots are available; if they are full, there is street parking in the adjacent neighborhoods. By light rail, the N-Judah line ends just across Great Highway from the beach.
 
When to Get There
Sunset offers a tranquil atmosphere and the best photo opportunities as you watch the sun sink into the Pacific. The sunniest months with warmest temperatures are typically September and October. In July and August, the beach is usually blanketed in fog. The beach parking lots close at night.
 
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco’s biggest city park is adjacent to Ocean Beach and just a few blocks from the Cliff House. It’s convenient to visit all of these sights on the same day, though there’s a lot of ground to cover. Stretching nearly half the width of the city, Golden Gate Park features world-class museums, a golf course, lakes, bike trails, gardens and playgrounds, sports fields, two windmills, and even a bison paddock.
Address: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA
Read More

11 Tours and Activities to Experience Ocean Beach San Francisco

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
GoCar San Francisco Tour

GoCar San Francisco Tour

star-4.5
Ride a GoCar all over San Francisco as it navigates for you and provides a guided tour. Take as long as you like to explore the city with a storytelling car as your guide — what Time Magazine has called "one of the coolest inventions of the year." Let this tiny car show you what the city is all about, learn about its history and visit sites like the Presidio, Coit Tower, Chinatown and Lombard Street. Pick up your car at one of two convenient locations: Union Square or Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.69
per group
From
$70.69
per group
Taking safety measures

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

star-4
Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
More
  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$145.00
From
$145.00
Taking safety measures

Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz with Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour

Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz with Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour

star-4.5
See the San Francisco Bay Area’s top attractions on a two-day tour that combines three sightseeing highlights. Depart Fisherman’s Wharf on day one to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy the towering redwood trees before continuing to the bayside town of Sausalito. Then return to San Francisco for a coach sightseeing tour that includes photo stops at Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks. On day two, take the ferry over to Alcatraz Island and take an audio tour of the historic prison. Due to popular demand, this package is likely to sell out. Advance reservations are required.
More
  • 2 days
From
$250.00
From
$250.00

San Francisco Private Sightseeing Tour

San Francisco Private Sightseeing Tour

star-5
Make your visit to San Francisco easy by taking this private sightseeing tour that includes round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle of your choice and bridge tolls. See some of the city’s most famous and memorable areas as this tour takes away the stress of maneuvering through the streets and parking in congested areas. Walk down Pier 39, stop for a cannoli in North Beach, see historic cable cars at the San Francisco Cable Car Museum, and take photos of the windmills in Golden Gate Park. Whatever you choose to do, it's up to you when and where to stop.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$269.00
per group
From
$269.00
per group
Taking safety measures

San Francisco Guided City Tour

San Francisco Guided City Tour

star-4
Explore San Francisco with a local insider and experience an extraordinary afternoon. This half-day tour takes you sightseeing around the city with a guide to offer commentary. Neighborhoods include Fisherman's Wharf, Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, the Castro, and North Beach plus the Golden Gate Bridge. Free Wi-Fi is available aboard the vehicle so you can post your snaps to social media en route.
More
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$69.00
Price varies by group size
From
$69.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

star-5
Combine two top activities in San Francisco with one package that includes tickets to Alcatraz Island and a bike tour of Golden Gate Park. When booking, select the date desired for your Alcatraz Island visit, which includes ferry ticket, admission, and self-guided audio tour. Your bike tour takes place the day before your Alcatraz reservation, and you can keep the bike until evening to explore more after the guided tour.
More
  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$105.00
From
$105.00
Taking safety measures

Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

star-4.5
Get a comprehensive tour of Golden Gate Park via bicycle on this guided bike tour. Follow your guide through the enormous park on a comfortable, modern bike; there's no need to worry about navigation, so you can just enjoy the scenery. Highlights include Strawberry Hill, the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the bison paddock. Along the way, learn about the park's history through your guide's commentary.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
Taking safety measures

Golden Gate Park All Day Bike Rental

Golden Gate Park All Day Bike Rental

star-4
Explore Golden Gate Park on your own with a self-guided bike tour from a convenient location in the nearby Haight-Ashbury district. With suggestions from the provided map, you can make your way to highlights such as the California Academy of Sciences, DeYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Garden and Legion of Honor. Stop at Stow Lake where paddleboats can be rented, or ride all the way through the park to the Great Highway and Pacific Ocean. Your bike rental includes lock, helmet and map.
More
  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$32.00
From
$32.00
Taking safety measures

3HR Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park GoCar Tour

3HR Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park GoCar Tour

star-4
It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car navigates for you to places tour buses can'r go and points out the sights that bring San Francisco to life. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated "as one of the coolest inventions of the year".
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$179.44
per group
From
$179.44
per group
Taking safety measures

San Francisco ALL DAY SPECIAL GoCar Tour

San Francisco ALL DAY SPECIAL GoCar Tour

star-1
For all the joys of independent travel with a speedy tour vehicle included, don't miss this GPS-guided adventure that's perfect for exploring San Francisco at your leisure. Grab an included map, and hop into your talking car for a full day of sightseeing. From the Painted Ladies to the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf to Coit Tower, you can see the best of the city in just a few hours with the freedom to drive yourself.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$266.45
per group
From
$266.45
per group
Taking safety measures

Vantigo San Francisco 4 Hour Private Tour

Vantigo San Francisco 4 Hour Private Tour

star-5
Experience San Francisco in classic style on a comprehensive, four-hour, private, tour in a vintage Volkswagen van. Hit all the main sights, visiting 14 districts including Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Financial District, and stop for photos and tales of local lore at the Palace of Fine Arts, Sutro Baths, and a great Golden Gate Bridge viewpoint. Avoid tourist traps and skip the hassles of driving and navigating on this private tour.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$638.67
per group
From
$638.67
per group

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Ocean Beach San Francisco?