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Lands End Lookout

free admission

Lands End Lookout is a visitor center in the rugged, northwest coastline of San Francisco.

It sits on a spectacular, windswept headland at the Bay’s entrance, and has a wall of windows overlooking the Sutro Bath ruins and Pacific Ocean.

Explore exhibits on the natural and historic points of interest at Lands End, and stop by the cafe and gift shop inside.

Request a map at the Lands End Lookout, and explore the many clifftop trails that start here, to the Sutro Baths, Cliff House, and Legion of Honor.

10 best things to do at Lands End Lookout

1.  Peer out at the ocean views from the spectacular wall of windows. 

Lands End Lookout San Francisco

The stunning Lands End Lookout building was constructed in 2012 to maximize the gorgeous ocean views, and was built low into the landscape to integrate with its surroundings.

2. Step outside to the viewing platform overlooking Sutro Baths.

Lands End Lookout Visitor Center

3. Walk down to the Sutro Baths ruins, where a giant, glass Victorian bathhouse once stood.

Learn more about the fascinating Sutro Baths.

4. Continue past the Sutro Baths up the long stairway to Point Lobos Viewpoint.

Point Lobos Overlook at Sutro Baths

5. Go inside the Lands End Lookout to explore exhibits on the cultural and natural history of this area.

Gift Shop at Lands End Lookout

The Lands End Lookout is located at rugged Lands End, the most dramatic landscape in the westernmost tip of San Francisco. 

6.  Learn about the fascinating geology that shaped this rugged area. 

Lands End is the westernmost tip of San Francisco, and the San Andreas fault is just 2 miles off-shore. 

7. Make a purchase at the gift shop or cafe, including books, prints, gourmet food items and more.

Lands End Lookout Gift Shop

8.  Request a map, and explore the trails that start outside the Lands End Lookout

Pathway at Lands End Lookout

Take the popular Lands End Trail that leads to beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Eagle's Point, the Legion of Honor art gallery, and other attractions like a beach labyrinth.

9.  Look closely at the beautiful wildflowers on the slopes around the Lookout, like Lupines and California Poppys.

10. Walk five minutes to the historic Cliff House, visible from the Lands End Lookout. 

Learn more about the Cliff House .

Cliff House

Know before you go

  • Address:  680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121.
  • Restrooms:  yes.
  • Parking:  Lands End Parking Lot (600 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121).
  • Visitor Center & Gift Shop: yes
  • Cafe: yes.

Explore other things to do near the Lands End Lookout

The Sutro Baths, Lands End Trail and Cliff House are visible from the Visitor Center. A short drive away, you can visit China Beach, Baker Beach and the Legion of Honor.

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