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is a park in San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area administered by the National Park Service that surrounds the San Francisco Bay area. It is one of the most visited units of the National Park system in the United States, with over 13 million visitors a year...
. It is a rocky and windswept shoreline at the mouth of the Golden Gate
The Golden Gate is the North American strait connecting San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Since 1937 it has been spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge...
, situated between the Sutro District
The Sutro District is a collection of attractions along the Pacific coast shoreline in San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area originally built by former Mayor Adolph Sutro. The attractions include the Cliff House, the ruins of Sutro Baths and Sutro Heights Park...
and Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California, was dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln in 1909 and includes about of the northwestern corner of the San Francisco Peninsula....
and abutting Fort Miley Military Reservation
The Fort Miley Military Reservation, in San Francisco, California sits on Point Lobos , one of the outer headlands on the southern side of the Golden Gate...
. A memorial to the USS San Francisco
USS San Francisco , a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser, was the second ship of the United States Navy named after the city of San Francisco, California. She saw extensive action during World War II....
stands in the park. Numerous hiking trails follow the former railbeds of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway along the cliffs and also down to the shore.