I have been to many beaches in lots of different countries and while the fundamentals—salty water, sea breeze and gritty sand—are the same the world over there is something different about the beaches in North America. Often, I have found, they are accessed through forests, earth turning to sand as branches make way for wide open vistas.
Baker Beach is one of those beaches. Smaller and more enclosed than its neighbour Ocean Beach the surrounding forest is as much of a draw as the sandy shores. You can walk a trail all the way to the Gold Gate Bridge from here or just sit on the sand and admire the view in the distance—there is no right or wrong way to do a beach visit as far as I’m concerned. We walked along the sand, passing some beach nudists, and up along part of the trail. Rich took most of these photos, aren’t they stunning? I have to say it’s nice to be in some for a change ;)