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“OB is OK”
Review of Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach
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$75.00*
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San Diego Life at the Beach Tour
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$300.00*
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Private Customizable Night Tour of San Diego
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$349.00*
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Guided Jet Ski Tour in San Diego
Ranked #40 of 439 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
houston
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“OB is OK”
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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46 reviews
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“Too Many Homeless Hippies”
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?”
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
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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“LOVE THIS BEACH!!”
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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Tularosa, New Mexico, United States
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“People's Beach”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

The walk on the pier is great, views awesome, and hot chocolate in the cafe a must. We could spend all day watching the dogs at doggie beach.

Visited November 2012
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