Crissy Field is one of the most popular attractions of the larger Golden Gate National Recreation Area, said Howard Levitt, director of communications for the GGNRA. Well more than 1.5 million visitors head to Crissy Field each year, according to conservative estimates, Levitt said.
The 1.25-mile beach is among the gems of Crissy, Levitt said in an August interview.
“You could call it almost the front porch of Crissy Field,” Levitt said of the beach. “It has become, arguably, one of the finest urban shorelines anywhere in the world.”
The beach has the essence of San Francisco, Levitt said -- including views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the spectacular hills of the city, a restored marsh and exhibits on the historic airfield.
On Monday, joggers jogged, bikers biked and dog owners played fetch in and around Crissy Field, spending a few of the last moments of 2012 in the sunshine.
If you go
Location: If you’re using an online map to locate the beach, try the Beach Hut Cafe’s address -- 1199 East Beach, San Francisco.
Getting there: Want to get some exercise for your New Year’s resolutions? Consider walking, cycling or taking the bus. For info on public transit options, see this page on the National Park Service’s Presidio website.
Additional info: To read more about Crissy Field, see the park’s page on the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s website.