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“Kind of hippies you don’t wanna be friends with ”
Review of Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach
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$149.00*
and up
Full Day Tour of San Diego Coast
Ranked #80 of 470 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
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Came with a college friend, her 2 year old and my 5 month old baby and our husbands. The neighborhood isn’t very nice (but our rental was beautiful so we thought it would be a good area). It has decent restaurants and great coffee shops. We walked to dinner one night and never walked anywhere again. Even in daylight. I can get over the pot but the homeless on drugs asking for money and staring you down just isn’t comfortable with kids. I never saw one cop in the area. Find a more family friendly beach. This is more a surf town.

1  Thank Morgan M
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Trashy, noisy, difficult to park, seemingly unsafe, all of these and more. Plus, for you, 60s believers, plenty of leftovers from those times. No more flowers, just trash. We attempted to eat at several places but filthy tables and messy manners turned us off. We ended up having brunch at OB Surf Lodge which was mediocre (separate review).

Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

If you are in San Diego you owe it to yourself to try and visit every beach. Ocean beach has a relaxed atmosphere and there many of the dog-loving locals will head for the northern end where there is a rare of leash dog area.

1  Thank Shan R
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Love this area it reminds me of low key hippie area. The beach is nice usally full of surfers by the pier. Some cool restraunt and bars up down the main rd.

Thank Lisadonnie
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

A great place on the ocean. The town is great to shop with Antiques, souvenirs, food. The best hamburgers ever is a unique place called Hodads!!!

Thank Robin P
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