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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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Miles of soft sand!

Miles of soft sand! Plenty of heart wrenching waves that will pull you back for wanting more! Take the time to get wet and Sandy then get showered off in the many public showers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very chill beach town. Market every Wed night is a great time to people watch and get you fill of veggies/trinkets.

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McLean, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's a little surfer town, everyone on skate boards or out with their surfboards. Quite young crowd, all bars filled with late folks in their mid to late twenties. Don't think a place for kids or families. I ran a lot there so def lots of running options. Be ready for those hills!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Miles of soft sand! Plenty of heart wrenching waves that will pull you back for wanting more! Take the time to get wet and Sandy then get showered off in the many public showers. Plenty of parking.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great beach with nice long pier where you can walk out pretty far onto the water. Can be some strange people areound sometimes though.

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Chico, California, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Another Californa beach to visit to soake up CA sun. You will find a VERY long pier to take a walk on. It is over 1,900 feet long. Watch surfers doing their thing, watch seals snag a fishermans catch. go before sunset and get a photo of a beautiful sunset.

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Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My sister lives at pacific beach and I thought that area was nice and easy until I went here. Granted, the parking is a bit of a hassle on a Sunday, but the water is very clean

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I'm a local and I love the 20 minute drive from Solana Beach to Ocean Beach...Ocean Beach has a life of it's own and the vibe is mellow or raging! The local bars are fun! The beach iss big and the shoppingt and eateries, breweries are a blast to experiance. Weekly farmers market is very nice to. Always look for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Took our two dogs to this beach for a swim. Many other dogs at the beach at the same time, so please ensure your dog is social prior to going. Beach is big enough to get your own space to play with your pooch. Beach seems fairly clean; did not notice any dog feces in the sand or litter about.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

All summer long I've visited several beaches from LA and OC. On a family trip I decided to try Ocean Beach in San Diego. You really can't beat free parking, dog beach, close by restrooms, outdoor shower, life guards and a pier. The water was cool, and calm. Sand was fine and soft. Not too crowded. Other beaches I couldn't... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a quiet San Diego Beach. It is not super touristy, or resort-like, but it is still a nice beach. There are lots of restaurants and shops, but not like Newport or Huntington, which are overpopulated, high priced and hard get away from the masses.

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