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Ocean Beach

Address: 1868 Bacon St., San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
Phone Number: 619 224 4906
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Ranked #68 of 192 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas reserved for swimming and surfing.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator

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El Centro, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I found a great place to eat pho.yes it is ob pho house great small place Vietnamese food really good the soup the lettuce wrap and the spring rolls are delicious we walk thru the lil shops and to the beach nice hang out place not crowded either like mission beach

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On my first day in San Diego, we woke up incredibly early because of out jet lag and drove to Ocean Beach Pier. I was amazed by the amount of people fishing and could not believe how long this Pier was... because it was so early in the morning, the weather was sort of grey-ish... but of couse, the sun... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to the beach that was just adjacent to Dog beach so it smelled like dog poos... We walk to the pier, weird people everywhere, we didn't eat somewhere, it was not inspiring at all. I would not recommend this beach to families. We went to La Jolla afterwards and it was way better!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I really loved staying in Ocean Beach. Coming from Portland, I appreciated the laid back vibe with more sun and sand. The pier was probably one of my favorite spots. I can agree there were a lot of panhandlers, but we had no trouble. The views were breathtaking, and it was a fun neighborhood. Definitely had some very good food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a place you can go to everyday and experience something different. Always good vibes. One of my favorite spots is by the cliffs. Awesome view of the ocean and sunset. Awesome place to hear the sound of the ocean. Really zen

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Curitiba, PR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ocean Beach is a great place to go! The neighborhood are friendly.. there are some bars where you can have lot of fun and enjoy some reggae music.. otherwise, you can just get into a Karaoke and have fun singing the old classics.. Nice restaurants and a really nice beach. I would say that isn't the prettiest one I've been... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ocean Beach is a bit seedy. I think there are more beautiful beaches in SD. It's ok if you are young and want to surf, other wise try another beach.

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San Diego, California
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73 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Not that great but the dog area was great! We took our pup along and he had a blast although there is not a wash down spot. The water is full of kelp and there was a weird current the day we went. If they added a doggy wash down area this beach would be. one. of the best!

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Waco, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This beach is better for adults, no roller coasters or carnival games just nstural beach. It has the 2nd longest pier on the West Coast at 1/2 mile with poeple fishing off it. The water is great to swim in with a nice shallow entrance & it gradually gets deeper. Great for new ocean swimmers like me to get more... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fun to watch surfers. All that you could see in the distance was smog though. Lots of homeless people and potheads. Wouldn't suggest area for families with small children.

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