About Ocean Beach City Beach in San Diego, California
Ocean Beach City Beach is the main beach in the San Diego neighborhood of Ocean Beach. This is a wide sandy beach that has formed at the south side of the San Diego River mouth. Looking north you can see the neighborhood of Mission Beach on the other side of rthe rock jetties that protect the Mission Bay Entrance Channel. The southern view from City Beach is dominated by the Ocean Beach Pier which extends about a half-mile out into the Pacific Ocean. If you are visiting here for the first time you should walk out to the end of the pier to take in the view of the city. There are two parking lots and they tend to fill up fast on weekends, so you might have to settle for on-street parking near here. The Ocean Beach Bike Path runs inland along the river from here for bikers and runners. The extreme north end of this beach is called Dog Beach and it’s overrun with happy pooches. To get here, take the Ocean Beach Freeway (I-8) west to the end then follow Sunset Cliffs Boulevard to West Point Loma Blvd which ends at the beach.
1946 Abbott St
San Diego, CA 92107
- Park Name
- Ocean Beach Park
- City Beach
- Surfing, Walking, Running, Biking, Sunbathing, Volleyball, Bonfires, Fishing
- Fishing Pier, Bike Path, Restrooms, Showers, Grass Park, Picnic Tables, Lifeguard, Volleyball Courts, Tide Pools, Fire Pits, Accessible Features
- Pet Policy
- Leashed dogs allowed on beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).