Camp at Kirby Cove

Kirby Cove Campground - Search Nearby - Added by Christian Arballo

Small campsite that's super close to the city, but feels far enough away to let you relax. Amazing views of the Golden Gate at Sunset. Duration: Overnight.

Yes, you can camp just over the Golden Gate! Kirby Cove Campground has 4 overnight campsites and 1 picnic area for day use. The campground is set near a coarse-sand beach and offers amazing views of the Golden Gate, as long as it’s not a super foggy SF day. From the parking lot, it's a steep ~1 mile hike down to the campground, but if you have a reservation, you can drive ~0.25-0.5 miles from the campsite. There’s no running water at the campground, so you’ll have to bring your own - bring enough to last your full stay. Firewood must be purchased locally; it cannot be collected at the campsite. Unfortunately, Kirby Cove is not pet friendly. You can reserve a campsite or the picnic area here. If everything is booked up, you can still hike in the area out to Bonita Lighthouse or bike from the Presidio and hang out at the beach.

Activities

Chillin, Camping

Bathrooms
Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic

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Best View Of The Golden Gate

A unique perspective of the famous monument, and the hike to shore keeps a majority of the crowds away. I recommend catching a sunset here! The only bad thing is there isn't much parking available at the trailhead.

Clare Healy

almost 4 years ago

One of the hardest places to get a reservation, as there are only 5-6 campsites (depending on handicap site availability), but if you are persistent, it is doable and totally worth it! Pretty accessible campsite with unreal views and lots of room to explore - old military bunkers, beach area, tree swings, etc. A clear night here is any night photographer's dream come true.

Ann Chen

over 5 years ago

Difficult to get a reservation. The trick is book a picnic instead. Beautiful all around.

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