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Ocean Beach

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

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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Fabulous place

Gorgeous sunsets. Clean bathrooms. Volleyball and swimming (if you like cold water). Dog beach directly next to this beach. Fun to watch hundreds of dogs running, swimming... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lovemidcaicos
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cool hipster town with a lot of bars and places to relax. Just be aware of too many vagabonds in the area.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are certainly a lot of shops on the main drag. The beach itself was okay. Check it out for certain. We saw some surfers closer to the pier (which we didn't walk but that would've been cool). There were a mix of characters living in vehicles in the various parking lots and definitely some 'burnouts' walking around... but that's... More 

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Thank Cp W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beach is great and at the end is dog beach where the local bring their doggos to play in the surf. It also has a great pier for fishing or just watching the surfers catch their wave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ran away from Utah for the week and we couldn't have asked for a better place to burn off our winter blues! We had so much fun and never left the little town of OB! Tons of good food and little shops! Lots of people doin their own thing.. Gets a little weird out at night time.. But still a... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous sunsets. Clean bathrooms. Volleyball and swimming (if you like cold water). Dog beach directly next to this beach. Fun to watch hundreds of dogs running, swimming, fetching and playing in the water.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Low key neighborhood, probably a great place to live. Lots of small restaurants and beer stops, and a multitude of antique shops. Nice beach, friendly people and great tide pools. Saw several "sea hares" which are purplish colored sea slugs. I've never seen these in No. Cal.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean Beach is what you think of when you think of a California beach town. The rows of giant palm trees and a colorful peace sign on top of a local business kind of summed it up for me. There were great restaurants, beer pubs, shops of all kinds and you could watch the surfers do their tricks all day... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful beach with tons of parking. Nice cement boardwalk or you can walk the beach. Everyone is very friendly. The sand is clean and soft. A good large beach to park yourself and your family.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we visit San Diego one of the first things we like to do is get down to Ocean Beach and just take in the sights, sounds and smells of this very cool place on ocean's edge. Weather is warm and the living is just easy! Everyone down on the beach or up on the pier are just enjoying themselves... More 

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Thank Chris K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and i drove all the way from colorado to see the beach . My wife and i had been there 3 years ago for our anniversary and fell in love (MADLY) now we want to move . The shops , the people , its like a dream come true .

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