Sutro Heights Park
Sutro Heights Park
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Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House.
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ElvisAndrus
Arlington, TX918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We combined this with seeing the ruins of the baths, but it could be a destination of its own. A lovely walk with some challenging inclines. Peaceful and generous.
Written 18 May 2024
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
This was my first stop in SF, and it served well as an intro to a time well spent in the city.

The park was beautiful, quiet and lively with many people taking their dogs.for walks.

It overlooked the Pacific to the west, the Ocean beach to it's south and the Sutro Baths and Land's end trail to the north. Large, but not oversize park.
Written 31 July 2022
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Ruhungrytientien
San Francisco, CA231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
In my way to Cliff house/ Lands End trail, I accidentally came across this park. 1 or 2 stars came to mind. It has ver steep steps lead you to through Forest and then the actual park itself.
I was presently surprised and raise the stars as I hiked up to the top. The I saw the views and small wall fortress on the peak, I went up there the stars went to 5. This is a gem on a sunny day with blue sky. It’s so tranquil not many people here and you can hear the wave crashing and feel breeze blowing and see the sun ray reflecting off the ocean. Wow what a nice feeling. What a majestic panoramic view of Pacific Ocean. I just had my packed lunch (it was delicious) and now I am going to film a short video and want share this amazing little park.

You can drive or take bus 5 (to the end) to get here. Big Two thumbs up for this little park.

ruhungrytientien
Written 20 November 2021
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
I visited here as a teen on my very first trip to San Francisco and totally fell in love with its wild beauty. During my grad school days, I escaped to walk it's windswept trails and stare out at the vast ocean that stretched all the way to Japan.

Now when I visit, I stay at the Seal Rock Inn so I can marvel at the sounds of hooting owls, foghorns and the sea.

This past trip was my first return post Covid. The views are unchanged, but the shuttered Cliff House made me sad. The beauty of nature made up for it, though, and I look forward to a return.
Written 15 April 2021
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William S
San Francisco, CA686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The West Coast begins here. What used to be an Early to mid-1900's tourist area now is riddled with apartments, condos, native California Cypress trees, (thank God). The memory one retains is the expanse and the image of the Pacific Ocean shaking hands with the 2nd most beautiful city in the world. It's free to enjoy! Parking is free, the scene is free, the history is free. Get in your auto rental and spend part of your day in this place. become a San Franciscan. Drop into Seal Rock Inn restaurant. Ask Aileen about "the city that knows how". Bring your kids here to plant that lifetime memory.
Written 3 March 2019
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sfrdrunner
San Francisco, CA229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Our friend's widow asked us, his close buds, to join her for a reunion at the same place where we gathered 10 years ago to "celebrate Ed's life". It was a nice occasion but what's important for this review is the venue, Sutro Heights Park...a tucked away, yet, close at hand, easily accessible, overlooked by San Franciscans, strategically located Public Park, which provides one of the most incredible vistas from which to view the Pacific Ocean and to enable visitors some phenomenal photo ops. Growing up in San Francisco, one tends to take for granted, things "so easy" as being of any value. Local folks probably won't but visitors for sure should spend an hour taking in the views pondering "this is well worth it...oh, it's actually free"! After which, have lunch at the Cliff House, if you can get in (without reservations).

Written 15 September 2018
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Terry Anzur
Jupiter, FL1,845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017
The remains of a once-grand mansion make for a haunting visit to this oceanside park. However, a few apparently homeless people lurking about and an overall lack of maintenance make it less than grand. But look past the shortcomings and visit during the daytime. The views are great and there's a surprising amount of wildlife.
Written 27 November 2017
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edwardsmom24
Berkeley, CA94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Don’t let the gate across the entrance on Point Lobos fool you -- that’s to keep cars out, not pedestrians. I was a little concerned it’d be too empty for a woman walking alone, but there are volunteer gardeners working there, people walking their dogs, joggers, etc. It's not crowded, but it's not empty, either. Walk up the stairs to the Parapet; there are benches there and you can see the City laid out like a map, and the ocean and the beach. Walk around the paths, take it slow and appreciate the view.
Written 28 August 2017
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CLo976
Sacramento183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
After visiting Sutro Baths, (different review) we decided to walk uphill a bit farther to visit Sutro Heights Park. The walk was easy and the park was clean. On the day of our visit, numerous families were there with children riding their bicycles. The paths were wide, so we had no problem walking past the kids. Some of the paths were not paved but they were very smooth for easy walking.
Walking to the south side of the park we sat at one of the benches and could see all of ocean beach and both of the windmills at the west end of Golden Gate Park.
Very peaceful park with well placed benches for watching the views.
Written 14 August 2017
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IrishGermanSwedish
SF, CA133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
See the edge of the world. View the ruins of the largest bath house on the West Coast, get there easily by bike, car, bus. Wear sunscreen for wind and sun, you can burn in the SF fog too. Bring a jacket, wear layers.
Written 24 April 2017
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