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Baker Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco, California, U.S. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest of the city. It is roughly a 0. 5 mi (800 m) long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point (where the Golden Gate Bridge connects with the peninsula), extending southward toward the Seacliff peninsula, the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Sutro Baths. The northern section of Baker Beach is “frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers,” and as such it is considered a nude beach. The 160 acres (65 ha) property was settled by John Henry Baker in the 1850s and was known as Golden Gate Milk Ranch. The property location description varied, but is generally described as being approximately 4 mi (6. 4 km) west of the city on the then Point Lobos Road (now Geary Blvd. )

Baker died in 1863 and his widow, Maria, lost the property to foreclosure in 1879. In 1897, Baker’s grandson, Fairfax Henry Wheelan sued to have the title returned to the heirs of John H. Baker citing the claim that Baker’s widow did not have the legal power to mortgage the property.

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Nearby Locations:

Golden Gate Overlook (0.8 miles)
Presidio of San Francisco (0.9 miles)
Crissy Field (1.2 miles)
Lands End (San Francisco) (1.8 miles)
Golden Gate Bridge (1.8 miles)
Sutro Baths (1.9 miles)
"Full House" TV Show Set (2.3 miles)
Battery Spencer (2.3 miles)
Grateful Dead House (2.7 miles)
Grandview Park (2.7 miles)
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Baker Beach, San Francisco, California 94129

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