China Beach, San Francisco

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China Beach
Seacliff District SF.jpg
China Beach is seen in the foreground with the sea wall.
China Beach, San Francisco is located in San Francisco County
China Beach, San Francisco
Location San Francisco, California, United States
Coordinates 37°47′16″N 122°29′35″W / 37.7878821°N 122.4931363°W / 37.7878821; -122.4931363Coordinates: 37°47′16″N 122°29′35″W / 37.7878821°N 122.4931363°W / 37.7878821; -122.4931363[1]
Operated by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
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China Beach is a small cove in San Francisco's Sea Cliff neighborhood. It lies between Baker Beach and Lands End and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It was previously known as James D. Phelan State Beach Park and is one of the cleanest in the state.[2]

A marker on the trailhead leading down to the beach states:

Since gold rush times, this cove was used as a campsite by many of the Chinese fisherman who worked in and around San Francisco Bay. Their efforts to supply the needs of a young city helped establish one of the area's most important industries and traditions. Gift of Henry & Diana Chung Family 1981.


  1. ^ "Fort Funston". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Bay Area beaches grade well for safe swimming, May 27, 2010 by Carolyn Jones, San Francisco Chronicle

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