There are no bad views of the Golden Gate Bridge. But some are better than others 🙂
I love Fort Point. First of all, it reminds me the fortifications in my hometown. I guess they even built almost at the same time.
The second is what the angle of the view you get. The Fort Point location directly beyond the span of the bridge produces the best and unique picture of the orange marvel.
Somehow, I love to visit this place in the late winter early Spring. Marin Headlands hills are covered with the fresh green grass, the air is clean, the wind is not so strong as during the Spring and Summer, and all those after the storm clouds!
And the third – the fort has its own lighthouse that was in use until the 1930s. And, you know, I just love lighthouses.
The view from the parking lot of the Fort Point is saved in the many amazing photos. I believe everyone saw the shots with the guardrail chain and the bay in the foreground. It’s another fantastic overlook of the bridge.
If you walk along the bay shore towards the city, you will reach another great place. The Crissy Field.
The salt marsh at first, later the US Army airfield, now it a great outdoor space in the city. The sandy beach with the downtown and the bridge view, green grassy picnic areas, and all these things that create a pure pleasure.
My favorite spot there is (who would guess) the old wooden pier of the lifeboat station. The pier is closed for the visitors, but you are free to wander all around.
I believe that the parking lot of the Fort Point is closed after 5 PM. But there is a small space for few cards before the gate.
And if you have the chance – visit it after the dark when the lights are on. The dark clear skies and the goldy beauty look amazing!