Land's End

Land's End sits inside the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is the site of many shipwrecks and landslides due to its steep and craggy nature.

In the water below Land's End lie two rocky outcroppings that are only slightly exposed. Because only the tip can be seen, many ships have run aground at this site. Some remains of shipwrecks can still be seen today.

The Cliff House sits along the cliffs at Land's End and is open to guests for dining, wine-tasting, or views of the Pacific. The mansion, built originally in 1863, has seen numerous renovations and has been host to U.S. Presidents and local celebrities.

Visitors can drive up to a viewpoint at the intersection of Point Lobos and 48th avenues. Otherwise, moderate trails (a three-mile round trip from Point Lobos to Eagles Point) will take tourists on hikes to either a cliff top with coastline views or to public beaches at the shore's edge. Visitors to the West Fort Miley batteries will find a grassy picnic area and a view of Ocean Beach.

By car Land's End is located 30 minutes north of San Francisco International Airport. While here, tourists can also enjoy the USS San Francisco Memorial, Seal Rocks, Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, or the Camera Obscura and Holograph

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