Discovering Mile Rock Beach in San Francisco

 

This rocky strip of sand is the ideal spot for active beach-goers who are quickly bored by sunbathing. Hike there from Lands End along the half-mile Coastal Trail. from the bottom of the trail, a stairway of more than 100 wooden steps leads down to the beach.

The stone-laden sand is dotted with fort-like remnants covered in graffiti. It's adjacent to a rock labyrinth overlooking the water. Because of the uneven terrain, the beach is a crowd-free hidden gem. 

 
 

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