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San Francisco’s Ocean Beach: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Swarali Jambhale Jun 24, 2019
Take hold of your overcoat, fill your hands with glitter, let your eyes gleam and say hello to this celestial city. Adorn your stay here with a visit to the Ocean Beach, San Francisco boasts of!

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The vast expanse of water has a devil in its details! But this guide will make your trip to the beach safe and enjoyable.

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Things to Do at the Ocean Beach

Fight the waves of The Pacific Ocean with your surfboard.

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Swim at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty.
Kitesurfing is another popular water sport Ocean Beach is famed for.

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You’ll see people taking a stroll on the sand while you would see others fishing and some picnicking on the beach with their pets!

There's Much More to Do!

: Bonfire Parties
: Hiking
: Shipwreck Searching
: Dog Walking
: Beach Cleanup volunteers are also welcomed!

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Things Not To Do

* If you are not experienced as a surfer, don’t try surfing.

* If you don’t know how to trick the rip currents, don’t even wade.
* Overnight camping and boozing is not allowed.

* Bonfires are allowed only in the pits provided already.

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Around the Ocean Beach

Visit the Cliff House, a well-known attraction.

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To the north of the Cliff House are the remains of the Sutro Baths, a must-visit place.
Camera Obscura is a walk-in camera that gives an astounding 360-degree real-time image of the Ocean Beach as a whole!

Best Places to Eat on Ocean Beach

Cliff House Restaurant- North of Ocean Beach

Louis Restaurant- Above Cliff House on Point Lobos Avenue

Beach Chalet- On the Great Highway at John F. Kennedy Drive

Java Beach Cafe- 1396 La Playa St

Important Tips:

.. Numbness will grip you in just 30 seconds...so be careful!

.. Midday is the best time to visit the beach.
..Dress in layers to fight the cool winds.

..Free Parking - another big reason to visit the beach.
.. If not on the beach, there are lots of eateries nearby.

.. Just 3 public restrooms at Ocean beach.
Apart from the Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, China Beach and Rodeo Beach are some other best beaches in San Francisco that are worth a visit!