Ocean Beach at San Diego

May 24, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Welcome to Ocean Beach in San Diego, one of the last beaches of its kind in the USA.  If you’re looking for a cool and laid back beach town with sand, fun, and sun with an eclectic mixture of shopping, eating, and antique shopping, you’ve come to the right place.

Located at the end of Newport Avenue in San Diego, Ocean Beach isn’t only a beach, it’s an experience and way of life.  The beach here is a deeply inset by sand and length of width–in fact there was the World Surfing Championship held here a few decades ago, won by the Aussie, Nat Young—and both swimmers and surfers enjoy it year round. It also features numerous tide pools, a long pier, and an original Dog Beach to name but a few of its attractions.

Just the motto of the Ocean Beach Main Street Association sets it apart:

To find a unique balance of economic development, within a neighborhood setting and through special events, to contribute to the health, welfare, and pride of our coastal community!

In the picture above, besides the great beach, waves, and blue skies, you’ll see the famous Ocean Beach Pier. I’ll tell you more about that in an upcoming article, but as you can see, there’s a lot to see and do here. In fact, the sign in the photo says, “Surfing Only.” Further down the beach, there’s swimming galore.

Even before you reach the beach, traveling down Newport Avenue, you’ll notice shops and restaurants like this:

Hodad’s Burgers is one of the many examples of this free thinking community that encourages Mom and Pop type of businesses. "No Shirt – No Shoes – No Problem," sums up Newport Avenue’s attitude.

Every Wednesday, Ocean Beach hosts a Farmer’s Market, which unlike many other markets that start at the crack of dawn, Ocean Beach’s Farmer’s Market doesn’t start until 4:00pm.

More than the businesses and the attractions, it’s the people of Ocean Beach that make this place special:

The boy in the photograph above found a new use for his father’s skateboard. 

Coming here, you’ll instantly be relaxed and at ease, surrounded by the waves, water, and even a few bikes.

The allure of Ocean Beach is classic Southern California, San Diego style………………………….

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