Ocean Beach is a relaxing laid back beach community located a few miles northwest of downtown San Diego. It has long been considered San Diego’s “hippie” beach neighborhood.
Enjoy the fishing pier, dog beach, swimming, surfing, beach volleyball, explore tide pools, roast marshmallows at your own beach bonfire, and walk along the shoreline. Bonfires must be lit in the fire rings provided.
Locals call this beach O.B.
The Ocean Beach Municipal Pier, the longest concrete pier on the West Coast is located on the south end of the beach. You'll find a casual restaurant and a bait shop on the pier. Visitors can walk or fish on the pier. Bring your fishing pole; you don't need a fishing license to fish on a municipal pier in San Diego.
After learning about this beach, click on these links to check out other San Diego beaches:
Blacks Beach | Coronado | Del Mar | Imperial Beach
La Jolla Childrens Pool | La Jolla Cove | La Jolla Shores
Marine Street | Mission Bay | Mission Beach | Windansea Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach | Pacific Beach | Silver Strand | Sunset Cliffs
The section of the beach that is devoted to dogs is easily the most friendly dog beach I've been to. Dogs are permitted at the Dog Beach without a leash. There are many dogs playing fetch with their owners, splashing in the surf, and making friends with other dogs. There's even a doggie drinking fountain!
This beach is loated 7 miles from downtown San Diego, just south of Mission Bay. Go east on I-8 until it ends. Turn left on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Turn right on Santa Monica Avenue.