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One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas reserved for swimming and surfing.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day break island grill Had just finished a long day of a beach volleyball tournament decided to try one of the local joints this place is on the corner of the street down point Loma the food was not made to what the menu said,...More

1  Thank rncoachmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

(Imagine the narrator voice as an angry Anthony Bourdain) I'm through there frequently (since 1996): Overwhelming stench of urine, and occasional pile of human faeces to dodge if you have to walk down Newport Street, punctuated by the wafting smell of weed. Watch your step...More

4  Thank ablearcher77
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely part of the world Great views and fresh air Lots of activities going on for the sea loving people surfers, kayaking lots to do Very nice boardwalk for a leisurely stroll on a Sunday :) Plenty of Nice eateries nearby

Thank David C
Reviewed September 17, 2018

You get off the freeway fast to get here. This is more of the flat areas. Go south to Mexico, the beaches are a bit rougher in that area. A bit of rocks jet's out of the water to the North of this area too.

Thank Dean A
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday where they have food trucks and other stands set up. Decent prices and very entertaining people watching.

Thank Kat5509
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Pretty, clean, smaller SD area beach. Plenty of beach boutiques and restaurants. Appears to have nicer beach house rentals. Quiet streets. Has a fun farmers market on Wednesday nights.

Thank Allie H
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I thought la was bad... San Diego has no excuse. I went ti stay in ocean beach and it was discusting.Full of trash everywhere...full of college wild kids... smelled really bad and everything was overwhelming and overpriced....skip this awful city

4  Thank nelly c
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I spent a month in the san diego area with my 4 young kids and tried to go to as many beaches as possible. This was the second we went to and the one that the kids kept asking to go to again.

1  Thank britnypj
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Exploding population of homeless at every corner, all over the beach and grass areas. Want to sit on a table, forget it, a homeless person sleeping. Want to use the public beach restroom, good luck, toilets backed up, filthy and another homeless person using drugs....More

8  Thank Chico L
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a great place to watch the sunset, go to ocean beach and walk out on the pier. Unobstructed views. Watch the fishermen bring in their catches if they are lucky. No admission fee for pier, free public parking available. Lots...More

1  Thank Jobo14
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kristenkupfner
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Dean A | Reviewed this property |
Do you have a rental car? If so, drive down the peninsula to visit the beaches to the south of ocean beach. There are some great rocky areas you can join out into the ocean. This is against the law. I would only advise... More
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Kaye S
September 19, 2018|
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Response from Dean A | Reviewed this property |
If you drive down the peninsula that Ocean Beach is the basis. You can drive South towards the end of the peninsula. The area is FANTASTIC with the strong Pacific Ocean waves hitting the coastal rocks. This area inspires... More
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Jamie J
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Corinne F | Reviewed this property |
I think Ocean Beach is great! There are some homeless in the area, which is common for beach areas. I don't think you should have any issues.
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