The Sweet/Salty Mix that is Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach, or O.B., is located northwest of downtown San Diego. It’s where the beach meets up with kitsch, antique emporiums, burger joints and psychedelia. (Who knew that was a word?)


Surfing was introduced to San Diego at Ocean Beach in 1916 when a local lifeguard borrowed a board from Duke Kahanamoku, who’s considered the father of modern surfing.


Hodad’s claims to have the best burgers in the world. We thought they were good, but not the best.



Sushi, tapas anyone?


O.B. was once known as the Haight-Ashbury of San Diego.










Have never seen “book art” before. I added a soft white vignette around this one because there was distracting text behind it. The detail on this piece and the one below is pretty amazing.



Love the graphic design here.


May have to try the cafe on the pier next time. At sunset.

Great weekend, everyone!


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Photography. With a little life thrown in.
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7 Responses to The Sweet/Salty Mix that is Ocean Beach

  1. I’m afraid I didn’t get to Ocean Beach on my last trip to San Diego, but next time I’ll have to make a point to go. Is it mostly tourists or locals now?
    Love the classic station wagon!

  2. Love your pictures, is this in Oceanside, or a bit further down?

  3. Thank you. Yes, it’s pretty close to downtown San Diego. Oceanside is a good 35 miles from downtown.

  4. Caroline says:

    So many wonderful pics. i couldn’t even pick a favourite. I love the psychdelic door and the book art shot is pretty cool too. Nice antiques. It looks like a really great place.

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