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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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Beautiful beach, miles of bike trails and dog beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW 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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Atlanta
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We found ourselves here many nights on our trip to San Diego. Maybe because of the location as it's next to Sunset Cliffs. NewPort is the main drag and it's quite ecliptic mix of shops, restaurants, bars and the people. It's mostly a young crowd. There are many on the sidewalks looking for handouts. There's a group of them each... More 

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San Jose
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a place where the young and old, the experienced and inexperienced traveled all convalesce look no further. Ocean Beach is a beautiful location where the people are friendly and the views are spectacular. There is likely a traveler working on a beautiful and complex sandcastle that exhibits a message of peace and goodwill towards mankind.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The locals and residents here are sick of you occupy travelers!!! The majority of you are aggressive and disrespectfull in every sense. Respect OB. 1502!

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Duluth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I enjoyed OB the best we went on a Wenesday and stayed for the farmers market in the afternoon. We really enjoyed ourselves. If you have a hard time with dogs this will probably not be your spot as there are several dogs around. I personally liked the old hippi vibe at OB. You can tell there is a lot... More 

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Casa Grande, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Easily accessible. Parking was hard to find. People were great and friendly. Stores were convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped at this beach while waiting for Sea World to open. It was a treat. The water, the cleanliness, the dogs, the friendly people...just the whole atmosphere............surreal. We come from the desert and we soak in the beauty of a place like this. We will visit this particular beach and spot in the future.

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Williston, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went here to walk the Pier (which was awesome!) and the plan was to hang on the beach for a bit, but after seeing numerous homeless/bums/hippies (I'm not even sure what to call them), it ruined that plan. I know they are harmless, but it wasn't what I wanted to see. The nice thing is that the cops patrol... More 

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Paris, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Take the time to walk along and discover the unique atmosphere. Barefoot people are drinking quietly at a terrasse while a 9 year old kid is surfing on the web with friends at Starbucks. The pier is beautiful and the sunset charming. Don't keep the bad impression of the homeless with their dogs on the beach front.

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Portland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The beach isnt the prettiest in San Diego but it does have a fairly large dog park. The dogs can run free here. It on the furthest north part of the beach.

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