GO RETRO IN OCEAN BEACH
OB is small beach town and a favorite among locals who spend their days surfing, sunbathing around the pier, hanging out in their vintage VW vans, and strolling through the many surf shops, taco stands and antique malls. Ocean Beach has a throw-back groovy vibe of vintage SoCal, coupled with friendly locals, great dining and micro brews, and a vibrant nightlife scene.
Where to go
The Pier at the foot of Newport Avenue is one of the longest piers in Southern California, extending a half mile out to sea. Ocean Beach Pier is one of the few places in San Diego where you can fish without a valid California fishing license.
Dog Beach is wedged between the Mission Bay Harbor Channel and the jetty at the north end of Ocean Beach. Here, pets are not only allowed on the beach, but encouraged to come anytime, cast off their leash and run amok with other canine wave crashers.
There is a public parking lot located at the foot of Voltaire Street, another lot adjacent to the north end of the beach and Dog Beach, one at the foot of Santa Monica Avenue adjacent to the main lifeguard station, and a large lot at the foot of Newport Avenue, adjacent to the Ocean Beach Pier.
Street parking is available along Newport Avenue, as well as surrounding residential neighborhoods.
Lifeguards, Bathrooms & Showers
Ocean Beach has lifeguard-supervised swimming and surfing areas, restrooms, showers and assistance for disabled patrons.
Surfing, swimming, sun bathing.
Shopping, dining and nighlife along Newport Avenue and Voltaire Street.