We have many bright, beautiful and sunny days on the Bridge. We also have many foggy and windy days.
In fact, very often all those conditions exist on the Golden Gate Bridge on the same day!
Always assume that your walk will turn cold and windy, especially in summer. Sunny in Muir Woods, downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf? It could still be foggy and cold on the Golden Gate Bridge. Bring layers of clothing you can comfortably add or remove based on the fast-changing temperatures and winds.
In summer??? Mark Twain is wrongly quoted as having said, "I never spent a winter as cold as last summer in San Francisco!" Twain quote or not, the Summer can produce some of the foggiest and coldest days on the Golden Gate Bridge as the wind races in from the ocean, especially in the afternoon.
The warmest months on the Bridge, on average? September and October, as the summer fog abates in autumn. But they're also the months in which we are most likely to get our first rains. So bring those layers!
Bring a hat and sunscreen. Even if it's cold and cloudy, being outdoors too long in Northern California can produce sunburns. Two of your OurSausalito.com editors speak from the experience of painful blisters as kids, back before we became your all-wise and all-knowing guides to Sausalito.
If you visit in the rain, the Bridge remains open and you can wear your rain suit and walk across, but be careful with your umbrella. Rainy days on the Bridge usually have enough wind to turn an umbrella into the shape of an oversized letter Y!
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