Ocean Beach, CA

Location: Ocean Beach, CA, known to locals as “OB”, is a hip beach community in San Diego, located on the Point Loma peninsula. (Map)

Ocean Beach is more sedate than its neighbors, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach to the north, separated from them with no direct access by the San Diego River Channel.

The small beach community is like going in a time-warp back to the ’60s with the hippy-like culture and laid-back atmosphere. With a pier, a dog beach and a vibrant beach area where people like to hang out, the two has the right name.

Activity Hubs

Ocean Beach Downtown/Pier Activity Hub
Ocean Beach City Beach, Dog Beach, Ocean Beach Pier, Newport Ave.Shopping District, Antique District, Ocean Beach Farmers Market. Events: Ocean Beach Street Fair.


Ocean Beach Park
Sandy beach next to downtown shopping area and OB Pier. Dog Beach on north side.



Ocean Beach Pier
West Coast’s longest concrete pier, stretching 1,971 feet and built in 1966.


Newport Ave.Shopping District
OB’s downtown shopping district has funky shops, restaurants and an antique district.

Ocean Beach Antique District
Located on Newport Ave, the largest concentration of antique stores in San Diego County.


Ocean Beach Farmers Market
Weekly farmers market with local produce, artisan jewelry, baby cloths, candles, live music.


Ocean Beach Hotels
Two boutique hotels—one near Ocean Beach Pier and the other near Dog Beach.


Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cookoff Festival
Late June
Downtown and beach open up to OB’s annual street fair, which will draw 70,000 visitors.

Ocean Beach OktoberFest
Live music, outstanding food and beer, Sausage Toss, The Brat Trot, and a good time to be had by all.