Baker Beach is one of the most popular beaches in San Francisco and lots of Sun bathing beauties go here hehehe. Unlike the windy Ocean Beach, Baker Beach is more protected. The beach is best known for its small nude sunbathing area at the far end near the golden gate bridge, However, nudists tend to stay in their own private area for the most part. Small and scenic, Baker Beach is one of the most cherished beaches in San Francisco. Baker Beach's location protects it from the winds found at Ocean Beach and also makes it one of the cleanest beaches in the bay, free of kelp and floating debris of any kind. Baker Beach has acquired a bit of a reputation over the years like the now infamous Burning Man festival was conceived here before moving out to the austere Nevada desert and was th ending scene of Amazing Race 1 in 2001.
Baker beach is to me the best of SF's beaches. It not a good place to swim because of the strong currents but if you tried to swim in the Pacific Ocean around San Francisco you'll know the water is too cold for swimming anyway. But you can sunbathe and fish and walk along the beach looking at the Golden Gate Bridge. At the end of the beach there are tables and grills for barbequing.