China Beach

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View of the Golden Gate Bridge from China Beach

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.

China Beach bathhouse

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

To support the rehabilitation and repair of the China Beach Bathhouse email Traci Eckeles at or call (415) 561‑3035.

Feedback board from the bathouse restoration public meeting

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