This close to the coast, you can expect plenty of wind and fog as well as some rain. Despite this, temperatures always stay mild, if a bit chilly, so grab an umbrella if you think you need one and head out for a walk!
Bayview has a mix of hills and flat areas depending on where you live. You have the option of taking easy strolls or putting a bit more effort into your daily walks. Make sure to assess your fitness level, but also make sure you take into account your dog’s overall health and fitness. If you have a dog that has spare energy to burn, feel free to tackle a few of the considerable hills in this area. If, however, you are the loving owner of an elderly pooch, be sure to take it easy on them.
Bayview has all concrete sidewalks and few trees. You might find some grass in a few areas but rather than search for these sparse patches of green, you may be better off heading to one of the numerous parks in the area if you want to give your dog a bit of nature to enjoy.
One of the best things Bayview has going for it is the abundance of greenways. Don’t let the industrial look of the area fool you as there is close to a dozen greenways that are within walking distance and make excellent places to take your furry companion. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is crisscrossed with trails along the waterfront, making it a great place to spend some serious walking time with your faithful companion.
Heron’s Head Park also has walking paths and you can engage in some bird watching while you are there. There is also the India Basin Shoreline Park which offers some beach and green grass to enjoy. Hilltop Park towards the center of the neighborhood offers a nice bit of green space along with picnic tables and places to relax after a challenging walk.
There are plenty of other smaller parks scattered around the neighborhood such as Islais Creek Park, Youngblood-Coleman Park, and Adam Rogers Park.