Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the historic Sutro Baths was once a lavish 25,000-person swimming facility and museum built in the 19th century by former San Francisco mayor Adolph Sutro. The facility’s six saltwater swimming tanks (ingeniously flushed by the tides), 517 private dressing rooms, restaurants, and arcades were enclosed by 100,000 square feet of glass.
Though the grand structure was destroyed by fire in 1966, the foundations are still visible on the rocks north of the Cliff House. Trails lead down to the ruins from the Merrie Way parking area.
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