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Kirby Cove

Kirby Cove

One of Alite’s favorite places to spend a day on the beach is hiding in plain sight and right beneath your nose (if you’re standing on the Golden Gate Bridge that is). Kirby Cove is tucked away, amidst a forest of eucalyptus, pine, and cypress trees, at the bottom of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The ancient gun emplacements at Battery Kirby and the secluded beach are not the only unique allures of Kirby Cove. This is one of the only campgrounds where you can experience the peace and solitude of camping outdoors while enjoying expansive views of San Francisco directly across the bay.

From its forested groves of trees to the coastal bluff to the beach below, Kirby Cove is an epic destination for picnics and outdoor fun, and it’s so close, you could walk here. As it’s one of the more conveniently located campsites in the Bay Area, reservations must be made far in advance but the city views from your campfire are well worth the wait.


  • #AliteFreshAirClub Beach Approved!
  • Coastal camping at it’s most convenient (only 8 miles from SF)
  • Expansive views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • 4 large campsites can each accommodate 10 campers
  • Available for day and overnight use
  • Prime access to isolated beach
  • Food storage lockers will keep the raccoons at bay
  • Fire pits and picnic tables at each campsite
  • Wildlife abounds here - deer, coyotes, hawks, and raccoons
  • So close, you can bike to work from your campsite
  • Take a scenic bike ride up nearby Hawk Hill
  • Catch some surf around the corner at Rodeo Beach