Ocean Beach is the most geographically accessible beach areas in the Central San Diego region. the city is enclosed by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Point Loma to the east, and the San Diego River to the north. The I-8 freeway initiates here and I-5 freeway is only 5 minutes from the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier providing quick access from most communities in San Diego. Ocean Beach is a quick drive from the San Diego International Airport, Downtown San Diego, and Pacific Beach.
Ocean Beach stretches along the Pacific Ocean from Ocean Beach State Park on the North end to Sunset Cliffs in the South. A unique characteristic of this 2.5-mile corridor is the variation in topography. The drive begins at a flat beach (OB State Park) but ends with a spectacular view overlooking the daunting cliffs high above the sand (Sunset Cliffs). These cliffs offer some of the most breathtaking sunsets in San Diego, hence their namesake.
Ocean Beach is often thought of primarily as a local surf spot, but the community also offers a unique charm a la Venice Beach with its bohemian residents, local pubs, coffee houses, and world famous sand castle building exhibit. Additional amenities including its clean and leash free Dog Beach, numerous parks, and Municipal Pier making this beach area a busy little town especially during warm days and holidays.
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Real Estate in Ocean Beach provides a number of housing options. Housing styles range from older apartments to small bungalows, condos and homes. Predominant architectural styles include beach bungalow, Spanish Colonial, and Contemporary. Due to its proximity to the beach, home prices can range into the million dollar range for homes with spectacular unobstructed ocean views.