The locals’ rule in the downtown area of Ocean Beach, and the small number of visitors that flock here will tend to feel like they're part of the neighborhood. There are only a handful of quiet, sleepy motels and inns in the town, no high-rises or impersonal corporate resorts.
Not to Miss Restaurants
Hole in the wall restaurants is what OB is all about. There are a few stand out eateries that you should check out.
Hodads is the quincentennial local burger joint in OB. Most of the time there is a line but it is well worth it. If you love burgers you need to try this place.
OB Noodle House & Sake Bar is another institution in Ocean Beach. Located on Newport Ave only a few blocks from the famous OB Pier. This Asian Fusion restaurant is famous for well it's noodles. Don’t miss this one.
Another big draw to the Ocean Beach area is the legendary farmer's market. The market is open all year long, every Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM. The farmers market gives visitors the perfect activity to spend their weeknight evening.
Visitors can dine on local foods, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and experience live music while walking through the booths of the market. Coming here, people will find out why this is one of the most popular farmers markets in Southern California.
The weekly farmers market is only steps away from Ocean Beach's pier and the Pacific Ocean. It's centered at 4900 Newport Avenue, between Cable and Bacon Streets. Along the Avenue, shoppers will be able to get made-to-order food, such as teriyaki, paella, pizza and other festival food options.
The market also features art booths, with handmade crafts and other decorative pieces. Visitors can purchase plants, cut flowers, baked goods, clothing and other market goods.
The entire time visitors’ shop, they can listen to the sounds of different styles of music and other live acts from around San Diego. The market truly brings a lively street fair atmosphere to Ocean Beach every week.
Locals regularly shop at the market, so it's got to be good. It makes for a great stop in between visiting Mission Beach and Downtown San Diego.
Attractions and things to do are plentiful and close to Ocean Beach and its neighboring town, Pacific Beach. Ocean Beach is closer to popular spots like Sunset Cliffs, Mission Beach and downtown San Diego. Additionally, nearby Pacific Beach to the north is close to gorgeous La Jolla and the coves of the region.
The world-famous amusement park, Belmont Park in Mission Beach, is only a few minutes away, giving families and people of all ages a fun way to spend the afternoon away from the sand and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.