San Francisco’s Ocean Beach: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Swarali Jambhale Jun 24, 2019
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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!