China Beach acts as a natural amphitheater of the Golden Gate where visitors will be able to better experience the beauty and recreation opportunities of this special place. SWA group
The picnic area at the east of the bathhouse will be enhanced to take advantage of the fantastic views while accommodating multiple points of access down to the beach. SWA group
The west arrival plaza at the bathhouse terrace will welcome visitors and will help to orient them for a day at the beach. The plaza will also feature comfortable seating, a foot wash station, interpretative elements, a preserved palm tree and historic flag pole. SWA group
China Beach Rehabilitation Project will restore and enhance this historic beach and bathhouse to better serve visitors. SWA group
Tucked between Lands End and Baker Beach in San Francisco, this small, sandy cove includes a beach, tide pools, picnic area, and spectacular views of the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Bridge. Currently, the access to and utility of this beloved site is threatened by aging infrastructure, including a bathhouse that has fallen into disrepair and is no longer open to the public.
In 2017, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, launched a feasibility study that engaged engineers, historians, and other experts, along with community members, to think about the future of China Beach.
Based on the results of this study, the Parks Conservancy and National Park Service are embarking on a project to rehabilitate the retaining walls and road forming the backbone of China Beach and restore the bathhouse facility—including restrooms and other visitor amenities.
To learn more about this project, contact Claire Mooney at email@example.com.