Reaching from the Cliff House to the Zoo, Ocean Beach is the longest stretch of sand in San Francisco, making it the perfect spot for a bonfire campout. And in true San Francisco style, the Ocean Beach Fire Rings, donated art pieces, allow for safe and contained bonfires on the beach.
With a swanky set up and easy access from the city, beach lovers flock to this strip of sand with their flip-flops and parkas. It is San Francisco, after all, and the beach is as infamous for its views as it is for the ever-present chill. But gathered around a bonfire, visitors warm up with a smorgasbord of roasted goodies. Some wait for the glowing coals and toss in corn and apples to roast, while others eagerly plunge their marshmallow-ed spears into the fire. Plus, the fire is far more than a kitchen; it lights the night as the sun plunges into the Pacific, and keeps everybody toasty as the embers fade.