Fort Funston is located south of the San Francisco Zoo, across Highway 35 from Lake Merced. Take Highway 35 South from the city and exit on your right after John Muir Dr to reach Fort Funston’s main parking lot.
According to the National Park Service, dogs must be on a leash.
Park in lot off Skyline Boulevard, or walk in along the beach from parking available at the southern end of Ocean Beach.
Keep a close eye on the kids, as the surf and undertow are extremely dangerous. It’s a steep, strenuous hike down to the beach and bac