• In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 12° which is too cold for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 13° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There will be 7 days of light rain with an average of 3.8mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 52%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 12° which is too cold for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 13° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There will be 7 days of light rain with an average of 3.8mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 52%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 12° which is too cold for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 13° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There will be 7 days of light rain with an average of 3.8mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 52%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 12° which is too cold for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 13° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There will be 7 days of light rain with an average of 3.8mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 52%.

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Beaches of San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, is well-known for its iconic landmarks, diverse culture, and vibrant food scene. However, the city also boasts a variety of beautiful beaches and islands that offer stunning views and exciting activities. From the popular Ocean Beach to the hidden gem of Marshall Beach, there is no shortage of picturesque spots for beach lovers to explore. The climate in San Francisco is characterized by mild winters and cool summers, with coastal fog often rolling in during the late afternoons and evenings. The best time to visit these beaches for a beach holiday would be during the warmer months of May through October.

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Located along the western edge of San Francisco, Ocean Beach is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. Stretching for 3.5 miles, this expansive beach offers plenty of space for sunbathing, picnicking, and playing beach sports. The Pacific Ocean's strong currents can make swimming dangerous at times; however, experienced surfers enjoy catching waves here all year round. To experience Ocean Beach at its best during your beach holiday, plan your visit during the best time between May and October. More information and weather can be found here.

Crissy Field Beach

Crissy Field Beach

A former army airfield turned into a picturesque park area with a sandy shoreline on the northern side of San Francisco, Crissy Field Beach offers stunning views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. This family-friendly spot features picnic areas, grassy lawns perfect for kite flying or soccer games, and walking paths that are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It's also an excellent location for windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding. The best time to visit Crissy Field Beach for a beach holiday is between May and October. More information and weather can be found here.

Point Lobos

Point Lobos

Point Lobos is a stunning coastal area located just south of San Francisco, offering dramatic cliffs, rocky coves, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. While not your traditional sandy beach destination, Point Lobos is a must-visit spot for nature lovers, as it features a diverse ecosystem with tide pools and nesting seabirds. Hiking trails meander along the coast, providing ample opportunities to explore the beautiful landscape. The best time to visit Point Lobos for a beach holiday is between May and October when temperatures are warmer, and rainfall is at its lowest. More information and weather can be found here.

Marshall Beach

Marshall Beach

A hidden gem tucked away beneath the cliffs near the Golden Gate Bridge, Marshall Beach offers a secluded retreat from the bustling city life of San Francisco. Accessible via a steep trail from Lincoln Boulevard, this small sandy cove provides stunning views of both the bridge and Marin Headlands across the bay. Due to its secluded nature and clothing-optional status, Marshall Beach may not be suitable for all visitors - but those seeking tranquility amidst natural beauty will surely appreciate this peaceful spot. The best time to visit Marshall Beach for a beach holiday is between May and October when temperatures are more inviting for beach activities. More information and weather can be found here.

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