Ocean Beach, California

An afternoon in Ocean Beach, California

O.B. – a.k.a. Ocean Beach, California – is a neighborhood north of downtown San Diego about 1 square mile in size. Ocean Beach is dominated by local independent businesses and also boasts the longest concrete pier on the West Coast.

OBecians have protested and successfully opposed the opening of any chain businesses or establishments. The resulting downtown community, and its beachfront, is perfect for exploring in an afternoon.

We started with brunch at Ocean Beach Pier Cafe, aptly named since it is located on the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier. Some of the calories consumed were burned during our subsequent exploration of the adjacent cliffs. Simply walk south from the pier, sometimes scrambling over rocks and sometimes on a trail, towards Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

TIP: The cliffs are slippery when wet and falling deaths have occurred. Please be careful!

Further south from Sunset Cliffs is Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument. Cliffs, sea caves, and beautiful landscapes abound.

After soaking in the scenery, head back to Ocean Beach to kick back. Finish your day at one of the numerous restaurants or breweries.

Ocean Beach Area Map

March 18, 2018

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