Ocean Beach ("OB" to locals) has been - and pretty much still is - a care-free beach community that loves dogs. This eclectic beach community offers a long fishing pier, a beautiful shoreline, tons of fun beach activities, and Dog Beach, a place for canine companions to roam freely without fear of the long arm of the law. Swim, surf, play some volleyball, or picnic; Ocean Beach is casual and hip and it has some interesting characters, antique stores, surf shops, and restaurants along Newport Avenue. Locals and visitors enjoy Ocean Beach's casual, laid-back beach culture and atmosphere. More than any other beach community in San Diego County, Ocean Beach allows you to be you - whatever that may be! Ocean Beach attracts a good mix of families, visitors, locals, and fishing folks.
Check out the tide pools south of the pier. At the south end of the pools, you'll find the beginning of a concrete walkway that runs south along the oceanfront. The walkway is perfect for a romantic stroll or a casual walk. Locals practice an art known as "rock balancing" along the walk.