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“OB is the 'Laid Back' beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach
1868 Bacon St., San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
619 224 4906
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Ranked #70 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Outdoors
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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Johnson City, Tennessee
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“OB is the 'Laid Back' beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

OB is great. Pretty nice beaches but fantastic restaurants. I recommend South Beach for the fish tacos. Only draw back was the amount of 'hippies' aka jobless bums around there. And getting use to planes flying over head non stop took some time. Overall a 7 out of 10

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houston
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“OB is OK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

OB is one of the few authentic beach towns in California. It's residential, predominantly single family homes, with a 3-block-long main street full of antique shops, restaurants, bars, and mom-and-pop businesses. There are also several tattoo parlors, which means OB may not be for those who are offended by tattoos, head shops (2?) old hippies ( yeah!) and street musicians of varying ability. OB is a great break for visitors who have done the tourist thing and want to spend the day in a fun and beautiful beach town.

Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Too Many Homeless Hippies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is known for being a mecca for runaways and hippies, so be advised. If you can get passed that, however, you'll discover that it has a very nice pier, lots of fun pubs, decent restaurants, and great antique stores.

Visited June 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Spice? Crack?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I'm glad we didn't have our tween with us...some of the characters wandering around and rooting the trash were downright scary! People kept asking me "Spice? Crack?"

Visited December 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“LOVE THIS BEACH!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Eccletic array of people!!! Very laid back area. Awesome antique shops. The beach is always clean. Easy to get to.. Parking isn't "too" bad for the most part.

Visited December 2012
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