Ocean beach

Ocean Beach is a small beach community a few miles northwest of downtown San Diego. Sunny days, occasional jet roaring overhead, the barking of happy dogs at Dog Beach, and waves pounding the coastline of Sunset Cliffs are everyday noises for the residents in OB. Halloween and New Year’s Eve, the O.B. Chili Cook Off, the Christmas Parade, and the 4th of July fireworks show are annual traditions in Ocean Beach. It’s one of the few places left in San Diego (or the rest of the country for that matter) where the shops are locally owned and managed. There’s a lot to be said for this funky little beach town, with its collection of antique stores, bars, restaurants, musicians, activists, bikers, and artists.