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Ocean Beach

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Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
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Address: 1868 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107-3014
Phone Number:
+1 619-224-4906
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus...

One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas reserved for swimming and surfing.

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Beautiful But Brisk!

First time visit to San Diego with my love bugs and they were excited to go to the ocean! Since we were lodging in the Mission Valley area, Ocean Beach was a nice choice. Though... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach here is great! On the far side you can let your dogs run free.And oh what fun! And There is a "lease your dog" area with a wide sandy beach all the way to the pier. There are fire pits where you can build your own fire to roast your hot dogs and marshmallows! Sit and watch the... More 

Thank annettew882016
Weare, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely beach! There is plenty of room for people to spread out on and several cool little tide pools near the pier. Great place to walk around and just take in the ocean. In the tide pools there is an abundance of sea slugs/sea hares. They are way cool, be sure to check them out!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place in the world. Feel amazing great vibe. All kinds of people will feel good about the visit

Thank Diego M
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the long wooden pier, looking out over the water, the smell of the ocean, wind and chillonly added to the experience, lovely spot

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to San Diego with my love bugs and they were excited to go to the ocean! Since we were lodging in the Mission Valley area, Ocean Beach was a nice choice. Though the beach was not crowed, there were plenty of people strolling, families playing in the sand and surfers! I was surprised to see the surfers... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean Beach is a delightful little California beach town, full of quaint little houses as well as some rebuilds. The main street (Newport) has some great hole-in-the-wall eateries, most of which have street view seating. The pier stretches out far enough to give you a beautiful view. Ocean Beach isn't fancy, but it has a great vibe. We will be... More 

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Culleoka, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a college student I surfed at Ocean Beach. Some thing are different, but most things are still the same. We always enjoy a long walk on the pier and the beach...head far north and enjoy Dog Beach...yes...real dogs running on the beach. We always eat at Hodad's...expect to wait for the best burger, fries, o-rings, and beer. Parking...be patient...you... More 

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First we went down to the Ocean Beach Pier and walked to the end. It's quite large/long and there are good views from the end. The area around the Pier has a number of homeless and is a bit dirty but nothing to worry about. Walking along the rocks was interesting but it's a shame that most of the rocks... More 

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A trip through ocean beach is a trip through early San Diego. Must of the charm comes from the 1920's characgter of the olderhomes.... the the main downtown area, especially near the pier, has been given over to the younger generaiton

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I enjoy Ocean Beach or "OB" as its more succinctly called. The area around the beach is a funky, hippie-esque little ville with lots of shops and interesting and eclectic stuff to look at. The beach is one of the less crowded in SD (at least when I have been there). Its a bit run down but quirky and fun.... More 

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