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Ocean Beach

1868 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107-3014
+1 619-224-4906
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One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas reserved for swimming and surfing.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dog beach” (61 reviews)
“antique shops” (18 reviews)
“nice beach” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1868 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107-3014
Ocean Beach
+1 619-224-4906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pier is worth a walk for the views. And the beach has lots of entertainment from the surf crew who populate the area. Plenty of bars with a view and the time to go is for sunset.

Thank DenisCThurley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean Beach has a very large area for dogs to play, they can run around and swim without being on the leash. I have never seen my two dogs have such a wonderful time, after 90 mins they were exhausted and happy. I stayed in...More

Thank airvin2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I had a blast going to Ocean Beach. Surfers and interesting people abound of all ages!! Beach is great and we felt safe the whole time. Pay to Park is really the only way to get close that we saw.

Thank iliffb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is stunning. It goes for miles and miles (or at least appears to) and is so inviting for a swim. The suburb around it also incredibly eccentric and quirky. Nice one.

Thank Youie1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to body surf, lay on the beach or walk/bike the strand and eat, drink, and be merry. Very crowded during the day, it has great running trails in the morning. A great place for entire family to visit while in San Diego, CA.

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent my first night in San Diego watching the surfers and sunset from the pier and it was perfect! Plenty of good restaurants to walk to, a brewery or two and Lighthouse Ice Cream shop for waffle ice cream sandwiches. Need I say more?

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the original "hippie" beach and it still looks that way to some degree. Nothing really fancy here to eat, but plenty of casual eateries and bars, and a couple of nicer restaurants. The draw is the pier with the lovely views of the...More

Thank keut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was what I was expecting when I thought of I pictured southern California beaches. Hippies, smoke shops, surfers, smokers and souvenir shops. Glad we checked this beach out.

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ocean beach has a surfer feel to it. The beach is right there and the folks that lives here seem carefree and lay back. Parking during the weekday isn't as bad as the weekend. Plenty of restaurants and gift shops.

Thank Calvin N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area of San Diego is beautiful, ocean front & amazing. The Main Street of Newport is lined with bars, tattoo parlors, antique shops & small restaurants (definitely check out Hodad's!). Lots to see & do on this street. The OB pier is beautiful -...More

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23 June 2016|
Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. I have seen tents and canopies before, but you are right no overnight camping.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Louise K | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't close.