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San Diego


California

Ocean Bay

Ocean Beach (1950 Abbott Street) is located in the community of Ocean Beach, just south of the Mission Bay channel entrance. This is a wide beach approximately one mile long. A volleyball area can be found near the north end of the beach.

The Ocean Beach Municipal Pier is located at the south end of the beach and is available to the public for walking and fishing. There is a restaurant and bait shop on the pier. Fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license, but catch regulations are enforced.

Numerous restaurants, surf shops, and other commercial establishments are available near the south end of the beach. The north end of the beach is primarily bordered by residential properties. One unique feature of Ocean Beach is Dog Beach, a sandy area at the north end.

This is a dog run area where dogs are permitted without a leash at all hours of the day. Dog owners are responsible for control and clean-up of their dogs. Standard dog laws apply on other portions of Ocean Beach and are strictly enforced.

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This beach has separate water areas reserved for swimming and surfing. Check with lifeguards for details.

Surfing:
Surfing is permitted at this beach.

Scuba:
This beach is not recommended for scuba due to lack of undersea life, heavy water activity, and surf.

Restrooms and Showers
Public restrooms with showers are located adjacent to the main lifeguard station at 1950 Abbott Street and adjacent to the parking lot on the north end of the beach at the west end of Brighton Avenue.

Dogs are permitted on the north end of the beach (Dog Beach) at all hours without a leash. Owners are responsible for control and clean-up of their pets.

Public Transit:
Call San Diego Transit at (619) 233-3004 for buses that serve this beach.

Parking:
There are 298 public parking spaces (including three disabled spaces) in the public lot at the foot of Voltaire Street. This lot is adjacent to the north end of the beach and Dog Beach. There are 68 public parking spaces (including two disabled spaces) at the foot of Santa Monica Avenue adjacent to the main lifeguard station. There are 110 public parking spaces (including three disabled spaces) at the foot of Newport Avenue, adjacent to the Ocean Beach Pier.

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