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Ocean Beach

San Diego, California, USA


Ocean Beach has a happening, alternative beach scene. Students gather, such as at the coffee shop called Newbreak, to study and enjoy the good vibes. There are quite a few men living in vans that also hang around. This is definitely not a snooty scene.
The beach is good for a long walk, as it goes on for miles, and there are views of distant headlands. Surfers check out the waves, while dog lovers let Fido enjoy some nature.
There is a long cement pier and some rock jetties. Some amazing things wash up on the shore, such as giant kelp balls.
There is free parking in the beach park, which is always a good thing in San Diego.
Newport Ave is the main street and is lined with California palms. Here you can find Starbucks, two surf shops, an Irish pub called The Harp, Yogurt Farm, and a popular youth hostel.
For another happening spot, check out Mission Beach.

Photo Gallery

California palms and boulders in the parking lot.

Wall of sand.

Early morning runner near the pier.

A surfer enjoying the waves.

A giant ball of kelp.

Looking toward the lawn that fronts the beach.

Tea selection at Newbreak Coffee.

Newport Avenue leads up from the beach, with great views of the ocean.

Variety of palms on Newport Avenue.


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Ocean Beach Park is located at 1965 Abbott St, San Diego CA 92107.
Newbreak Coffee, 1959 Abbott St, San Diego CA 92107, call (619) 224-6666.
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