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Now Open!

The YMCA of San Francisco, in partnership with the National Park Service at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, VITAL architecture, and Off the Grid, is proud to announce the opening of The Canteen in the Marin Headlands at the Point Bonita YMCA.

Join us in Celebration

We will have a Grand Opening Celebration at The Canteen in late August/early September, 2019. With the beautiful Marin Headlands as our backdrop, we'll make merry with refreshments, music and remarks from Y leadership and our partners. 

Grand Opening Celebration

Monday, September 16, 2019
11 am-noon
Open to the Public

Eat For Good

The Canteen offers a light menu of refreshments for park visitors.

Proceeds from The Canteen - a social enterprise that leverages the Y's expertise in healthy living, food service and workforce development - will provide scholarships for nature education and family camps.


This is a sample menu. Items may vary from day to day.


Sandwich/Wrap of the Day
Soup of the Day/Chili
Hard Boiled Egg
Garden Salad
Pasta Salad
Hummus & Veggies
Yogurt & Granola Parfait
Fruit Cup
Fruit (whole)


Cliff Bar
Nuun Tablets


Hot Chocolate


YMCA Sweatshirt
YMCA Tshirt
YMCA Water bottle

Plan Your Day

The Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was the third lighthouse built on the West Coast and helped shepherd ships through the treacherous Golden Gate straits. Today, the lighthouse is still active and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Discover Point Bonita's wild landscape, geology and fascinating history by hiking the partially steep half mile trail to the Point Bonita Lighthouse.

Read more.