Located in the Ocean Beach Community, Ocean
Beach is actually just south of the entrance to the Mission Bay channel.
Located at 1950 Abbott Street, the beach is a very popular location in
the summer. During the winter months, couples like to walk the beach and
just bask in the presence.
The Ocean Beach is wide in structure, about
a mile long. Along the north end of the beach, you'll find a volleyball
court. During the summer, the court is always teeming with people playing
volleyball while the sand around it is teeming with people watching.
At the south end of the beach you'll find
the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier. The Pier is open to the public with plenty
of walking and fishing available. Located on the pier is a bait and tackle
shop along with a restaurant. Although you don't need a fishing license
to fish off the dock, catch regulations are enforced.
If you walk to the south end of the beach
you'll find many restaurants, surfing shops, and many other commercial
shops and establishments. Although you can travel to the north end of
Ocean Beach, it's mostly bordered by residents of the ocean area.
The unique part of Ocean Beach is the Dog
Beach, located at the north end. This sandy area is where dogs can run
and play without a leash - anytime - day or night. Although dog owners
are responsible for their dogs and the clean up of them, Dog Beach is
actually pretty nifty for anyone who owns dogs.
For your protection along the beach, lifeguards
are out each and every day, year round. They are generally on duty from
9 AM until dark although you can check with them for their specific hours
of operation. They are there for your protection and very willing to answer
any question that you may have.
Keep in mind while on the beach, California
beaches do experience powerful rip currents. It's because of these currents
that beaches in California experience over 1,000 rescues by lifeguards
every year. To be on the safe side while in San Diego at Ocean Beach,
it's always a good idea to swim near a lifeguard.
For those who like surfing, surfing is
permitted at Ocean Beach in designated areas. Scuba isn't recommended
however, because of the lack of undersea life, heavy rip currents, and
For swimming or enjoying the California
lifestyle, Ocean Beach is a great place to go. It is a very popular place
in the summer, drawing hundreds of thousands of people. If you long for
a taste of the California lifestyle, make sure you visit Ocean Beach in