Address: 37.813672, -122.370928 (Approx.). You will see the lot if you map to 267 Treasure Island Rd, San Francisco Parking: There is a small parking lot for the beach at the address above that holds approximately 12 cars. If the lot is full, continue down the street for additional parking. There is a long ramp that will take you from the lower parking area to the beach. Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Type: Swim Best time to visit: Summer to escape the heat and go for a swim. It stays cool here, so you'll definitely need to visit on a warm day to be able to swim. Regulations: No dog regulations posted, but I have seen this listed as a dog-friendly beach on other websites and there are always dogs here. The regulation sign at the entrance does not mention dogs.
Description: This hidden gem of a beach is a true treasure. Let's keep it our little secret! Nestled snugly in a cove, it is shielded from wind and its tranquil waters are serene. The beach's pristine condition and soft, velvety sand add to its allure, while offering splendid vistas of the majestic Bay Bridge. Despite our numerous visits, we've encountered only a handful of people each time, preserving its secluded ambiance. It remained a well-kept secret even before its closure (due to surrounding construction for the past 2 years), as if only the locals held the key to its existence. As you explore the vast expanse of this beach, you'll stumble upon clusters of shady bushes and rocks that transport you to an idyllic tropical paradise. Keep in mind that during high tide, the water encroaches about one-third of the way up the sand, with the section closest to the bridge experiencing a slightly higher tide. Without a doubt, this cherished beach holds a special place in our hearts and is definitely worth a visit. Please do your part to keep this beach beautiful, clean and dog-friendly. Please pick up after yourselves and dog and leash you dog if it's unruly.
From the beach parking lot, follow the short path a few steps down and then you'll have to walk down a short but steep stretch of about 50 wooden stairs to reach the beach. If the parking lot is full and you park down below, you'll have a much longer walk along a ramp to the beach.
There are water fountains and a trash can near the parking lot, but the restrooms are currently closed (as of July 2023).
After your swim, you can head down hill and walk along the sides of the street for beautiful views of SF. There are more trails if you drive further down, a restaurant and a wine bar about 5 minutes down the road. We did not stop at the restaurant due to multiple signs warning of car break-ins. We have visited the beach parking lot many times without any issues, but I did not want to take any chances at the restaurant given the signs posted.