Where The Sun Sets On San Diego
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.
Ocean Beach beaches offer a slight variety of styles depending on what you are looking for.
The beach scene includes a
Ocean Beach is wide in structure, about a mile long.
During normal hours, lifeguards are present on the public beaches here
and a lifeguard station is located on the beach side of Abbott Street
where it connects with Santa Monica Avenue.
At the lifeguard station is one of the free public parking lots,
A men's and women's public bathroom and outdoor showers.
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. The Original Dog Beach In San Diego, CA is nationally famous and one of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States.
It is a landmark in the community of Ocean Beach at the end of I-8 at the mouth of the San Diego River.
Dog Beach is a special place where people and pets, beach lovers and surfers celebrate the spirit of
Ocean Beach, California, one of southern California's last true beach towns.
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 the surf.
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 San Diego
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