Baker Beach at Sunset, California

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Baker Beach, at the tip of San Francisco, provides one of the most iconic views of California’s Golden Gate Bridge.

I tend to try to shy away from iconic scenes that are overly photographed. But when you live somewhere a while, you just have to check out the famous scenes at least once. And this view from Baker Beach, on San Francisco’s Presidio, is indeed one of the most famous views the city has to offer. It gives a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the Marin Headlands beyond, while hiding San Francisco itself. It’s a nice alternate view, because without the city in the scene, one really notices the stunning landscape more. And despite living in the Bay Area for five years, I really did only visit this beach once. I was lucky to experience such great weather… but if I hadn’t, I’m sure I would have visited again.

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