The Beacon

“A Caltrain commuter’s dream, especially if you dream of a dog run and outdoor pool.” – Matt


The Beacon was built in 2004, and it’s home to 595 residences at 250 and 260 King Street in the  Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco.

Home sizes at The Beacon include studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts with mostly one- and two-bedroom options. Building amenities include an on-site dog park, 24-hour door-person, concierge services, fitness center (open 24 hours), full-size pool, two spas (one for each building), business center, conference room, clubhouse with kitchen and television, and 24-hour security.


Developer: Catellus | Builder: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill | Architect: HKS Architects




250 & 260 King in Mission Bay

Building Lobby

Outdoor Pool


MLS Listed Homes in the Building

$680,000 | 0, 1
MLS# 503426
Celebrity Owned! Located in the heart of Mission Bay, The Beacon is San Francisco's largest and most prominent mixed use community. The Beacon represents City Living at its best with Safeway and Wells Fargo located in building, Cal-Train, SF Muni,...
$895,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 503100
Ideal for entertaining, this stunning and spacious home boasts a superior open floor plan with custom built-ins throughout. The modern kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The oversized master bedroom offers a tremendous light-filled space with a sizable...
$1,099,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 502225
Peaceful sights of the city & glistening pool below become your daily backdrop in this charming Top floor home at Beacon! The highly desirable split floor plan has beautiful new flooring throughout w beds/baths on opposite sides. Enjoy a comforting...
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More About the Building

With 595 condos in two 16-story buildings, the Beacon SF fills an entire city block bordered by 3rd Street to the east, Townsend to the north, 4th Street to the west, and King Street to the south. The development was completed in 2004 as a rental project but was sold as condominiums starting in 2005.

On the ground floors of the buildings are a Safeway grocery store as well as restaurants and retail stores. Parking is in a shared garage that also provides parking for the businesses in the development. There is a monthly fee for parking. On higher floors the homes have views over AT&T Park to San Francisco Bay, south and west to Twin Peaks and the southern hills and north to downtown.

The Beacon is located in the heart of SOMA, across the street from AT&T Park (home of the 3-time World Series-winning San Francisco Giants) and close to public transportation, the Bay Bridge, 280 and 101. Residents of the Beacon also enjoy easy access to the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building, and downtown San Francisco.

Dog-owning residents at the Beacon don’t have to go far to give Fido an outdoor break; there’s an on-site private dog run area available for four-legged members of the community.


Number of Homes


Construction Schedule
Completed in 2004


Leased parking within the building for most units; a small number of homes do not have parking.


Amenities and Finishes
On-site dog park, 24-hour doorperson, concierge services, fitness center (open 24 hours), full-size pool, two spas (one for each building), business center, conference room, clubhouse with kitchen and television, 24-hour security

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