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Address: 1868 Bacon St., San Diego, CA 92107
Phone Number: 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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Great pier

Gorgeous beach area and waves if your a surfer. The pier is a beautiful walk and see the locals fishing and surfing. Cafe on the pier along with touristy gift items and fishing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Surrey, Canada
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Surrey, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous beach area and waves if your a surfer. The pier is a beautiful walk and see the locals fishing and surfing. Cafe on the pier along with touristy gift items and fishing rod rentals. Go ahead. Try your Luck fishing. Was a nice afternoon and then hit the ice cream bar and Hodads for a beer A cool restaurant.

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San Marcos, California
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102 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Not the most beautiful beach has some cool places to eat and the pier is a good place to see the coast. But lots of homeless people all over stray type dogs. Not best place after hours

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great to be by the sea. The area is well kept and life guards are on patrol. The sea was cold at this time of year, but it did not stop a number of folk from swimming-with out wet suits. A safe,child and pet friendly beach. The whole area was relaxed and friendly.

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St. Louis, MO USA
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31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayes at Pacific Beach and wanted to check this out on our last night. We wished we would have made it sooner. More interesting stores and better food.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our cab driver had recommended that we go to Ocean Beach (OB as they call it.) It is a beautiful beach with tide pools at one end, a long pier for fishing/walking/ocean-surf watching/, a beautiful long sandy beach, and an amazing dog beach at the other far end. We are big dog lovers, so we especially enjoyed watching the various... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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108 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is an absolutely laid back, chilled location in San Diego. Recommended by locals - spent a tremendous afternoon here, soaking up the sun, taking in the surfers plying their skills. Lots of weird, wonderful, colourful personalities around. Tons of eateries and interesting shops selling sorts of hippy gear. I personally love this type of place. Could not get enough... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ocean beach is what may be regarded as a funky even a grungy place to spend some time. There is a pier, cliffs, places to eat and a good spot to people watch.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Ocean Beach is really cool. It has this laid back feel to it and it really transcends this funky vibe that you may have gotten back in the 70's or something. I'm getting ready to turn 50 this year and it really resonated with me, it had a great kind of old school "hippy" feel to it. I wish I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is always a great place to visit - the small sidewalk cafes have really good Mexican food and the antique stores are full of a wide range of interesting and eclectic stuff. The walk down to the beach after lunch is relaxing. Alternatively, finding a bar for a beer with a view of the street is a pretty good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

While staying in san diego we came here often, both by bicycle and car. Beautiful beach, dog friendly area, long quay, Wednesday night market, awesome people watching. Great place to hangout,

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