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Uninterrupted views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands can be discovered at Baker Beach, the western Presidio’s answer to overpopulated Crissy Field. Jagged rocks and coastal trails frame the dog-friendly sands. In winter, you can spot groups of gray whales along their migration route down to Baja. But be careful where you cast your gaze on the shore, as the northernmost portion of the beach is reserved for a clothing-optional crowd. 1504 Pershing Dr.