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Ocean Beach

Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3014
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One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas reserved for swimming and surfing.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“dog beach” (62 reviews)
“antique shops” (19 reviews)
“long pier” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3014
Ocean Beach
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in 13 reviews
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in 10 reviews
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"surfers"
in 109 reviews
"hodads"
in 22 reviews
"parking"
in 64 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank nelly c
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

3  Thank Chico L
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jobo14
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach could have been a nice place but the drunk people , dogs, and small shore make it an unpleasant experience. There were several people fishing and talking loud since they’re drunk! There are nice restaurants in the area but not directly on the...More

Thank diane B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 5 days at this beach. Stayed at a BNB near by and walked here each day. The waves are perfect for less experienced beach goers. Exciting for them and great for boogie boards. Service dog was welcomed at the beach and had no issues...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a large grass area where you can set up for a picnic and a day of relaxing. However, there is a lot of homeless people out there! The beach is very crowded & limited parking spaces.

Thank rfleming04
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dog poop and cigarette butts everywhere. Slackjawed 20 somethings posing as white trash. There are no rules in Ocean Beach. There is also no consideration for others at all. If you are in San Diego try Pacific Beach or La Jolla. This place is the...More

1  Thank Victor G
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I LOVE the OB neighborhood. Newport Ave has fun shops, some touristy, some vintage/ antique. Lots of places to eat. OB Noodle House is always good, Raglans has a great lunch deal, and the breakfast repubulic is usually a shorter wait than other locations. Vignettes...More

3  Thank Corinne F
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

OB is hipster meets surfin dude. lots of shops, food, bars and the pier with fishing, surfin and bikes to rent

1  Thank surfintrekie
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Erica G
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Hot48cricket | Reviewed this property |
Crystal Pier Bate and Tackle on the Crystal Pier rent poles!! I'm not sure if there is a place that rents canopies.
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bp43003
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we swam there yesterday without issue.
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