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Address: 1868 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107-3014
Phone Number: 619 224 4906
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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 beach, nice surf

One area for surfers and another for swimmers with a really nice clean beach. Lots of people, shopping, bars and restaurants adjacent but the beach is the clear attractions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Santee, California
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too many less than desirable people seem to congregate in this beach town. Basically dirty with limited parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One area for surfers and another for swimmers with a really nice clean beach. Lots of people, shopping, bars and restaurants adjacent but the beach is the clear attractions.

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Lakewood, CO
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ccean Beach has a great beach, with a great pier and difficult parking, but worth the hassle. We walked out on the pier to eat at the Ocean Beach Cafe (?) funky, but yummy.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Laid back feel with friendly shop keepers. Variety of shops with decent pricing. By far my favorite was the dog beach!

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Thank lindarB3919RC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was my favorite area of town that we visited. There were so much good shopping, lots of tye-dye, and great food! We walked down the coast onto the rocks (luckily the tide was out!) - such beautiful views!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sand? Check! :-) Water? Check! :-) Sun? Check! :-) People? Check mate... :-( There are better options if you're looking for a good beach without the crowds.

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Delta,British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our evening at Ocean Beach. A stroll along one of the worlds longest piers, lined with people fishing. The sight of the glow sticks which are used as lures and the sunset were amazing. We went for dinner at a great burger joint called Hodads. It was an amazing burger, crispy onion rings and a chocolate milk shake... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fishing adventure we have here is so great that I cannot be grateful enough to have it reviewed. Primarily in fishing or catching a fish, it teaches you to be patient in waiting, as in minutes which turns to hours. We've been using a fish bait but the one that attracts the fish is the squid. Just so thankful... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Think late 60'-70's but that's the way they want to keep it. Unfortunately some area's are a little sketchy...

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Fort Worth, Texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each beach we go to seems to have a different "type" of people enjoying the sun, sand and water. This was a beach for the more eclectic types. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves with activities galore. We were there to see the sunset, which after over an hour of waiting never appeared. However we did enjoy walking the rocks... More 

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