Ocean Beach

Point Lobos Ave (at Great Hwy), San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
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  • Ocean Beach Bulletin

    Take off your shoes. Go to the water and let the waves wash over your feet. Think about the fact that you're now standing in the biggest, wettest wilderness on the face of the earth.

    Ocean Beach Bulletin · May 12, 2010
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  • Micah M.

    Hang out at Ocean Beach and watch the sun set on a clear day.

    Micah Monserrat · April 27, 2009
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  • Naohiro W.

    One's best asset is a sympathetic spouse...

    Naohiro Watanabe · September 15, 2013
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  • The Bold Italic

    Bonfires are allowed in the pits between Lincoln Way & Fulton, directly west of the park. No fires are allowed on "Spare the Air" days or on days of extreme fire danger.

    The Bold Italic · March 10, 2011
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  • Exploratorium

    Bring a magnet! We love to collect “black sand” or magnetic mineral magnetite at Ocean Beach. Drop a magnet inside your plastic cup & wave bottom of the cup just above sand to attract minerals. Demo: Read more

    Exploratorium · August 16, 2011
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  • Dora

    Ocean Beach is home to the Sand Castle Classic in late Sept./early Oct. Teams of architects, building and design firms, and Bay Area children create amazing sand sculptures.Powered by ParentsConnect Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
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  • Ms. Hala

    After a ridiculously long & stressful day, the ocean is where I like to walk/jog w/music in my ears... I promise you, after just a half hour of fresh air & natural scenery, life's good again!

    Ms. Hala · March 23, 2010
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  • Natasha W.

    Watch the sunset on a clear, non-windy day

    Natasha W · December 28, 2009
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  • Exploratorium

    If you're here at sunset on a clear day, watch for a "green flash" just above the sun. You'll need some luck, though—it's rare to see it and it only lasts a few seconds!

    Exploratorium · November 2, 2011
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  • Sunset Joyce

    don't park in front of my house

    Sunset Joyce · August 19, 2010
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  • Amit G.

    Get an inch thick cinnamon toast at trouble coffee then walk down the street for a stroll on the beach.

    Amit Gupta · April 2, 2011
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  • Cameo W.

    Stroll during the early morning and look for sand dollars.

    Cameo Wood · April 27, 2009
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  • Mark L.

    Go surf with the seals and dolphins, sucka.

    Mark Lukach · September 29, 2009
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  • squidbait

    Take your dog to Ocean Beach. Throw a tennis ball into the surf and play.

    squidbait · April 27, 2009
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  • MetroWize

    Head over to Ocean Beach with some tasty drinks, warm clothes, beach towels and plenty of firewood for a late night beach bonfire. Building bonfires on the beach is technically illegal... Read more

    MetroWize · March 8, 2012
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  • Alden H.

    Throw away your emotions and curse the sea.

    Alden Harburg · September 17, 2011
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  • Phil H.

    good breaks in winter with south swell. morning and mid afternoon sessions. cliffs is where to be seen but there is 4 miles of beach. explore.

    Phil Havlicek · January 23, 2011
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  • Tomi T.

    Amazing waves!

    Tomi T · July 1, 2012
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  • Angus B.

    Great beach that is quiet and close to public transportation

    Angus B · September 8, 2011
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  • Ocean Beach Bulletin

    Going to a bonfire on the beach? Check this out first: http://oceanbeachbulletin.tumblr.com/post/942959984/clearing-the-smoke-from-an-ocean-beach-bonfire-story Read more

    Ocean Beach Bulletin · August 14, 2010
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  • sarah a.

    This is a great beach for playing soccer or going on a long run.

    sarah austin · December 13, 2009
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  • Brittany

    Take the N Judah to the front of the dunes (last stop) then get a milkshake right as you get off at java beach. Then enjoy the beach with a picnic and stay for sunset if clear.

    Brittany · January 21, 2014
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  • Suddenly S.

    Close your eyes and listen to the waves.

    Suddenly Sophia · April 3, 2011
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  • Ocean Beach Bulletin

    Ocean Beach Master Plan will guide future of Ocean Beach for next 50 years. Learn more: http://oceanbeachbulletin.com/2011/01/13/sweeping-plan-for-future-of-ocean-beach-opens-to-public-saturday/

    Ocean Beach Bulletin · January 15, 2011
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  • John D.

    great place for a run, especially on the seawall. There is also a trail beside the paved path if you are trying to take it easy on your legs. live strong

    John DeLoche · March 20, 2010
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  • Benjamin R.

    If you're going to have a bonfire, be sure to move your car by 10pm ish. Otherwise you will get towed.

    Benjamin Roodman · October 2, 2009
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  • Starr O.

    Take a book and lay on the beach during one of the rare sunny days. For maximum relaxtion, do this in cut offs and a tank top

    Starr O'Leary · August 23, 2009
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  • Matthew D.

    Watch sunset at the beach

    Matthew Donnelly · August 16, 2009
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  • Vincent B.

    Best place to watch the sunset in San Francisco

    Vincent Bobo · January 19, 2014
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  • Nathaniel K.

    Great surfing to be had if you can make it out past the break!

    Nathaniel Kerksick · September 8, 2013
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  • mayu-chan

    One of the best and beautiful spots in SF. Perfect for a walks along the stretch of the beach or to catch a glimpse of the kitesurfers. Have dogs? Even better...just make sure they are leashed :)

    mayu-chan · June 9, 2013
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  • Pang*\(●ω●)/

    My most favorite place in San Francisco

    Pang*\(●ω●)/ · January 5, 2013
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  • Sue F.

    Windy day at the ocean Read more

    Sue Fitz · May 23, 2011
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  • Matias C.

    Lots of water

    Matias Cavallin · April 24, 2011
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  • Spif

    Its cold!

    Spif · November 28, 2010
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  • Ron G.

    Play acoustic karaoke. There is no such thing as a bad song.

    Ron Goldin · September 26, 2010
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  • D M.

    It's nice enough to play in the water

    D Mendoza · April 9, 2010
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  • Christian S.

    Watch the sunset. bring a bottle of red.

    Christian Sonntag · August 19, 2009
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  • Boris B.

    Sit on the beach and watch the sunset. A magical moment in your life you'll never forget.

    Boris Baldinger · November 3, 2013
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  • Jevaun L.

    Ocean Beach is my fav place in the world to be. Soothing and beautiful. Day or night.

    Jevaun Licciardo · June 2, 2013
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  • A.

    Bring extra shoes for you don't wanna miss playing/walking on the sand.

    A. · March 17, 2013
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  • Mike C.

    Go for a run when it's cold, foggy and cloudy because when that rare, sunny, warm day comes, you'll run the risk of tripping over people tanning, dogs running and kids playing.

    Mike Campton · August 2, 2012
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  • Party Earth

    At low tide you might see remnants of the King Philip, a large clipper that crashed in 1878. For a guaranteed ruin-sighting, head to the Cliff House to see remains of the Sutro Baths swimming complex. Read more

    Party Earth · July 27, 2012
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  • SteFanie F.

    Have a bonfire. It's awesome!

    SteFanie Farina · January 7, 2012
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  • Luciano A.

    Great place for bonfire and star gazing. If you need to get away the sand dunes block out the city and you really feel like only bean and you exist.

    Luciano Aldana II · September 1, 2011
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  • Alden H.

    Scream and curse the sea.

    Alden Harburg · August 10, 2011
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  • DIA ..

    Don't forget the radio..

    DIA .. · July 18, 2011
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  • Paul C.

    It's full of water & fishies!

    Paul C · April 15, 2011
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  • Ocean Beach Bulletin

    Read Ocean Beach's homegrown neighborhood news source: http://oceanbeachbulletin.com

    Ocean Beach Bulletin · March 9, 2011
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  • Disappearing K.

    Супер место ..... Свежий воздух.... :) красиво :)

    Disappearing Kind · October 2, 2013
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