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Kirby Cove Campground Golden Gate National Recreation Area California

Kirby Cove Overview

Kirby Cove Campground has 5 campsites that are a short walk to a beautiful beach where you can also enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge. All campsites are available by reservation only (tent camping) and can accommodate up to 10 people and 3 vehicles per site (in the parking area).

Access to the Kirby Cove gate is available to all campers. Your permit confirmation will include the gate codes. Be prepared for a 300 yard walk to your campsite.  Wheelbarrows are not available to transport items.

Amenities include vault toilets and trash collection (parking lot dumpsters). Water is not available. Each site also has a tent pad, table, food storage locker, fire ring and grill. Pets are not permitted.  There is also a reservable day-use / picnic area near the campground. Cell service is good.

You might also like Point Reyes National Seashore (29 miles away). It offers 4 hike-to campgrounds. Hawk Campground (7 miles away) and Haypress Campground (8 miles away) are also in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Both are hike-to as well.

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation includes hiking, surf fishing, swimming (you’ll love the cold water), kayaking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Visitors can also explore Battery Kirby, a historic army batter that was in use from 1898-1934. The Point Bonita Lighthouse and Nike Missle Site SF-88 are also close to the campground.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - Good
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Surf Fish
  • Swimming
  • Wading
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
948 Fort Barry
Sausalito, California 94965
415 331-1540
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Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Primitive
  • Tent
  • Walk-To
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Up to 15 feet.


Early April – Late October



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