Fort Baker

I can’t do justice to all of the amazing organizations/facilities at Fort Baker in one blog, so this is just a “whet your appetite” overview. I’ll do a more in-depth blog on each entity as the year unfolds.

Fort Baker started life as an army post dedicated to defending the San Francisco harbor entrance. It’s now part of the Golden Gate National Parks, and includes the breathtaking landscape and coastline stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge, around Horseshoe Cove, and along the Bay until it meets Sausalito. It’s got so much to offer that it can please any visitor regardless of age or interest. Here are the highlights:

1. The (phenomenal) Bay Area Discovery Museum, perfect for families with kids aged 1-10

2. Battery Cavallo and Battery Yates: World War II era concrete battlement fortifications for exploration

3. Picnicking (including tables and benches in many locations) along the waterfront, the paths and the East Road (fantastic hillside views of SF)

4. Hiking/walking/biking along the Bay Trail or paths along the cliffs

5. Fishing off the public pier

6. Sailing lessons or sailboat (with captain if needed) rentals at the Travis Marina

7. Photography or simply enjoying the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, sailboats and shipping traffic on the Bay

8. Dining or drinking at Cavallo Point (Farley Bar or Murray Circle Restaurant) or  Travis Marina (Mike’s Place – Fri-Sun only)

Fort Baker Visitors KioskLocation: (Map)

Hours: Check the website of each facility for current hours/fees

Fees: None for Fort Baker entrance or parking




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By Anne Kennedy

About Anne Mosnier Kennedy (374 Articles)
Real Estate Broker / Cal-Haas MBA / Architect / Real Estate Investment Instructor

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