Kirby Cove | Getting away in the Bay

Looking for a getaway that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of urban living, but don’t want to spend all day to get there? Then, make your way to Kirby Cove. Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge and in the Tennessee Valley in the North end of the Marin Headlands, Kirby Cove is a peaceful enclave with a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco coast. Perfect for those weekends where you just want to get away. Set up camp for the weekend or just spend a day at the beach, Kirby Cove offers the splendor of the great outdoors without being too far from home:

No beach in the world has a view like this. From its sandy shore just west of the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge, look east to a stunning panorama of the city.

The steep, mile-long trail to the cove begins at the parking area above Battery Spencer on Conzelman Road—eye-level with the bridge’s towers—and descends through a grove of cypress, eucalyptus, and pine.

Kirby Cove also features a campground with four campsites, each accommodating up to 10 people (parking restricted to three vehicles per site). Pit toilets, barbecue pits, picnic tables, and fire rings are available, but there’s no water for drinking and hygiene. [via Kirby Cove]

Reservations are required for campgrounds. Learn more and/or plan a trip to Kirby Cove here.

[Just wanted to thank Z and F for this magnificent experience!]

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