Ocean Beach (“OB” to locals) has been – and pretty much still is – a hippie, liberal, middle-class beach community that loves dogs. This eclectic beach community offers a long fishing pier, a beautiful shoreline, tons of fun beach activities, and a dog beach for canine companions to roam freely without fear of the long arm of the law. Swim, surf, play some volleyball, or picnic; Ocean Beach is casual and hip, and it has some interesting characters, antique stores, surf shops, assorted shops, and restaurants along Newport Avenue. Locals and visitors enjoy Ocean Beach’s casual, laid-back beach culture and atmosphere. More than any other beach community in San Diego County, Ocean Beach allows you to be you – whatever that may be! Ocean Beach attracts a good mix of families, visitors, locals, and fishing folks.
Check out the tide pools south of the pier. At the south end of the pools, you’ll find the beginning of a concrete walkway that runs south along the oceanfront. The walkway is perfect for a romantic stroll or a casual walk. Locals practice an art known as “rock balancing” along the walk.