One of the many skateboard capitols in San Diego, is located in O.B. If you enjoy a shredding the nar, skate the local Ocean Beach Skate Park; or is you want to take some awesome lessons in skateboarding or surfing, visit:  http://www.sandiego.com/san-diego-blog/ocean-beach-surf-and-skate-camps-are-best-san-diego .

One of the many skateboard capitols in San Diego, is located in O.B. If you enjoy a shredding the nar, skate the local Ocean Beach Skate Park; or is you want to take some awesome lessons in skateboarding or surfing, visit:  http://www.sandiego.com/san-diego-blog/ocean-beach-surf-and-skate-camps-are-best-san-diego .

All the Birds!!! If your into bird watching or just wanna see some cool feathery fellows, visit O.B.! Rumors are they fled from a bird farm in Pasadena/Escondido and/or the escaped from the San Diego Zoo. Who knows? They're great to watch though but bring some ear plugs because their loud squawks can sometimes be a menace to listen too.

All the Birds!!! If your into bird watching or just wanna see some cool feathery fellows, visit O.B.! Rumors are they fled from a bird farm in Pasadena/Escondido and/or the escaped from the San Diego Zoo. Who knows? They're great to watch though but bring some ear plugs because their loud squawks can sometimes be a menace to listen too.

If your backpacking through So Cal and happen to be in O.B., a traveler's favorite place to stay is the Ocean Beach International Hostile located on Newport Street in the heart of this humble beach community. Be sure to make reservations early- this place is always fully occupied, especially in the summer months.  

If your backpacking through So Cal and happen to be in O.B., a traveler's favorite place to stay is the Ocean Beach International Hostile located on Newport Street in the heart of this humble beach community. Be sure to make reservations early- this place is always fully occupied, especially in the summer months.  

Driving this psychedelic V.W. van is George Freeth and Duke Kahanamoku (a.k.a- "the Big Kahuna").  Supposedly, surfing was introduced to San Diego at Ocean Beach in 1916 when a local lifeguard borrowed a board from the Duke. Others say,  it's possible that Freeth surfed there between 1907 and 1909. By 1966, the sport was taking off in So. Cal. and the World Surfing Championship was held in O.B. Nat Young won the event and was named world surfing champion. 

Driving this psychedelic V.W. van is George Freeth and Duke Kahanamoku (a.k.a- "the Big Kahuna").  Supposedly, surfing was introduced to San Diego at Ocean Beach in 1916 when a local lifeguard borrowed a board from the Duke. Others say,  it's possible that Freeth surfed there between 1907 and 1909. By 1966, the sport was taking off in So. Cal. and the World Surfing Championship was held in O.B. Nat Young won the event and was named world surfing champion

Can't miss a walk on the world's largest concrete pier!  The O.B. Municipal Pier, also the second largest on the west coast built in 1966 and features a great cafe ( the O.B. Pier Cafe) with tasty lobster tacos and fresh clam chowder. This pier was once called 'San Diego's Fishing Pier' (look for the plaque- it's still there!) and offers fishing with no licence required.

Can't miss a walk on the world's largest concrete pier!  The O.B. Municipal Pier, also the second largest on the west coast built in 1966 and features a great cafe ( the O.B. Pier Cafe) with tasty lobster tacos and fresh clam chowder. This pier was once called 'San Diego's Fishing Pier' (look for the plaque- it's still there!) and offers fishing with no licence required.

Before the pier, off to the left of the art panel is a sign that reads 'mussels" (not really there-so don't worry- your eyes are still good;)).  "Mussel Beach" was one of the several names this beach community was called previously before being titled O.B. in 1887; because of it's mussel beds and once famous mussel cook-offs.

Before the pier, off to the left of the art panel is a sign that reads 'mussels" (not really there-so don't worry- your eyes are still good;)).  "Mussel Beach" was one of the several names this beach community was called previously before being titled O.B. in 1887; because of it's mussel beds and once famous mussel cook-offs.

In 1918, there was a large rip current in Ocean Beach that tugged many swimmers out to sea and led to several fatalities. After this tragic event, municipalities developed lifeguard services which have led to the advanced tools and training of lifeguards throughout Southern California today.

In 1918, there was a large rip current in Ocean Beach that tugged many swimmers out to sea and led to several fatalities. After this tragic event, municipalities developed lifeguard services which have led to the advanced tools and training of lifeguards throughout Southern California today.

The Farmers Market has been alive since 1990 and serves as a "get-together" place for locals to keep in touch. listen to local music and buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and delicacies. It's held every Wednesday from 4-8pm on Newport Street.

The Farmers Market has been alive since 1990 and serves as a "get-together" place for locals to keep in touch. listen to local music and buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and delicacies. It's held every Wednesday from 4-8pm on Newport Street.

Back in 1913, Ocean Beach, a resort destination gaining popularity, opened on it's north side the gates to Wonderland Amusement Park. It lasted until 1916 and was eventually washed away by the tides.

Back in 1913, Ocean Beach, a resort destination gaining popularity, opened on it's north side the gates to Wonderland Amusement Park. It lasted until 1916 and was eventually washed away by the tides.

Welcome to the Original Dog Beach! To the north of O.B., ( kinda where the old amusement park used to sit) between the short pile of Rocks (called "Rock Pile" by the locals) and the long jetty is a completely leash free canine retreat that's open 24/7.

Welcome to the Original Dog Beach! To the north of O.B., ( kinda where the old amusement park used to sit) between the short pile of Rocks (called "Rock Pile" by the locals) and the long jetty is a completely leash free canine retreat that's open 24/7.