Ocean Beach, also known as “O.B.”, is a beachfront neighborhood located 7 miles northwest of Downtown San Diego. An area covering 1 square mile, it is located south of Mission Bay and Mission Beach and directly north of Point Loma.
Residents have actively opposed chain businesses from opening in the community and as a result Ocean Beach is dominated primarily by small independent retail businesses. Local events include the famous Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook off, Jazz Festival, Ocean Beach Christmas Parade and the weekly farmer’s market every Wednesday afternoon. The northern area of O.B. is designated as “Dog Beach” and serves as a 24-hour leash-free dog beach where dog owners all over San Diego bring their canine friends to run, play and mingle.
With a population just under 9,500, Ocean Beach is a cozy, laid-back beachside community offering a plenty of interesting and unique businesses, activities and sights.