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Ocean Beach, commonly called OB, is a funky beach community located south of Pacific Beach. Ocean Beach has resisted gentrification and has a number of independent restaurants, bars and shops. Overall, OB has a laid-back, surfer vibe. Its pier is also great for fishing or a leisurely walk.
Best Bets: Hodad's, Winstons, BO-Beau Kitch + Bar, South Beach Bar and Grille, OB Noodle House, Raglan Public House
Of all San Diego's beach communities, none exemplify the community and neighborhood ethos better than Ocean Beach. This funky beach town sits between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the more upscale enclave of Point Loma on the hill to the east. It's laidback and less rowdy (relatively speaking) than its brethren Mission Beach and Pacific Beach a few miles north. Where other beach communities have embraced commercialism, OB remains fiercely independent and skeptical of wholesale change, and that's what makes it so cool.
Don't miss: A stroll along the Newport Street business district, Hodad's for arguably the best burgers anywhere, Dog Beach and the massive OB pier.
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