Ocean Beach

86% love it
Paws in the sand
Ocean Beach is one of the few state beaches that are totally canine friendly. And people take full advantage, with the sands particularly packed on weekend. So bring fido along for the day at beach, but be sure he or she plays well with others.
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    • kelfern
      kelfern Over a year ago

      Great Location, Monopoly
      Too bad there isn't another direct on beach hotel here. Love this "bohemian" beach. Hotel is ok, it is clean but very, very noisy. "Ocean view" means street side, very loud. Construction is such you can hear folks talking beside and above. You basically get a $89 room for $200+.

    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not gay, but "alternative"
      Ocean Beach (the neighborhood AND the beach) is San Diego's Haight Ashbury. Ex- and current hippies, bikers, party animals, and other alternative-minded individuals keep this area very organic, counter-culture, and accepting of most alternative lifestyles, including homosexuality, though there's nothing specifically gay-oriented here. For those who indulge, there's a great head shop called The Black on the main strip of Newport Avenue, and the pier is one of the longest on the West Coast for fishers, joggers, or just sight-seers. Dogs splash in the water while their owners build beach bonfires with stolen pallets before breaking out their (presumably medical) marijuana to settle in the sand for the night. It's a unique alternative to the majority of San Diego beaches that cater to the SoCal sunbathers in designer bikinis and sunglasses crowd.

    • ParisStud.
      ParisStud. Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Laid-Back Hippy Town on the Beach!
      Loved this little beach community! Nice local restaurants and independent coffee houses. Tooling around the ocean road on motorcycle wasn't bad either.

    • My favorite
      Now i lived in florida for 4 yrs i love OB with a passion there are a ton of little shops and the actual beach has good surf and a decent sized swim area it is also canine friendly wich in fl is uncommon a great place to go with friends or familly by that way if you do go you have to stop by newport coffee directlly across from the street from the lifguard station/ public restroom building they have the best healthy food/ coffee ever for a great price