About Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is a fun and interesting place to live. Ocean Beach real estate includes houses and condominiums at quite reasonable prices relative to other beach neighborhoods in San Diego. The laid-back lifestyle of O.B. (zip code 92107) contrasts sharply with the fast-and-modern approach taken by a majority of residents in other San Diego communities. From the South or East, enter Ocean Beach either through Pt. Loma or via Interstate 8 West which ends at Sunset Cliffs. From the North, enter OB by taking Sea World drive. From Pacific Beach, take one of the bridges across Mission Bay to Sunset Cliffs West.
Ocean Beach (usually just called “OB” by residents) is known as one of the last remaining truly “Bohemian” communities in Southern California. The Ocean Beach neighborhood has changed a lot in recent years, but it is still a favorite place of old (and young) California hippies. In this author’s opinion that is a good thing… There is love in the air. But it’s not for everyone. Check out the Ocean Beach homes for sale below, and contact The San Diego Realty Pros at 619-200-7612 for more information.
Ocean Beach real estate differs from neighboring Point Loma and Pacific Beach real estate in other ways. Much of OB is on the hill leading to Point Loma. So in contrast to Pacific Beach, there are far more houses with ocean views in OB and Pt. Loma. Houses were built mainly in the 1950’s and 1960’s, so the architecture in OB and Pacific Beach is similar.
OB is a great place to watch and listen to San Diego musicians perform live music. The nightclub “Winstons” is a band favorite, though the club itself has much the same feel as a fraternity house basement. Performances in OB aren’t limited to the night time. Every Wednesday the Ocean Beach farmer’s market hosts live music. Ocean Beach residents regularly buy fresh produce while enjoying music made by incredibly talented local musicians.
OB is separated from Pacific Beach by the Mission Bay channel. The beach itself is very wide, and nearly a mile in length. The North end of Ocean Beach is known as “Dog Beach” because dogs are permitted there in a leash-free zone. Further south there are volleyball courts, grassy spaces, public restrooms and picnic areas. At the south end of the beach area is Ocean Beach Municipal Pier. Local fishermen regularly line the pier, which is served by a bait shop and seafood restaurant. No license is required when fishing from this wonderful San Diego landmark.
There are pits for beach fires, though bonfires have been periodically prohibited. Check with the local lifeguards before starting a fire. Surfing is best near the pier and also at the North tip of OB near Pt. Loma. The waters are pretty rough heading out to the open ocean near the point. Scuba diving and snorkling is not recommended, as conditions can be dangerous, and visibility is generally pretty low.
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