Quarry Beach is one of two main beaches on Angel Island, which sits in San Francisco Bay, not far from Alcatraz Island. Found on the island’s east coast its fine sands lie approximately two miles from the island’s ferry terminal, beyond the historic Immigration Station and visitor centre which you’ll likely be visiting in any case if heading to Angel Island.
From California’s mainland, the island can be reached by public ferry from either Tiburon in Marin County, or from San Francisco. The long but narrow expanse of Quarry Beach offers views back towards San Francisco, alongside a picnic area and campsite just up the hill behind it.
Largely protected from the coastal winds, the beach is a good spot for sunbathing. However, there are no lifeguards here, so beware if you’re thinking of entering the water.
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