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.