The main artery in OB is Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which provides homeowners with easy access to Interstate 8 and Interstate 5. Newport Avenue is the main street in Ocean beach. Interstate 5 provides access to all of San Diego County's world class shopping, dining and cultural opportunities as well as just about any kind of employment options available in America today. The Main Street of Ocean Beach (Newport Avenue) is full of little antique shops, cafes, restaurants and night life.
For homeowners who are fortunate enough never to have to need to travel beyond the confines of the peninsula, a beach cruiser or skateboard will suffice.
Ocean Beach Farmer's Market, located at the 4900 block of Newport Avenue, offers fresh, locally grown produce, quality food, baked goods and flowers every Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. To get there, take Sunset Cliffs Boulevard then go west on Newport Avenue. There are also free concerts during the summer, the Annual Pancake Breakfast on the pier and the Kite Festival. The Christmas Parade & Annual Street Fair and Chili Cook-off are also local favorites. Our area also offers a beautiful, sandy beach with fire pits, the longest concrete pier on the west coast and a variety of outdoor activities including: surfing, bicycling, swimming, tennis and golf. Dog beach allows homeowners to bring their pets and let them roam free, without a leash.
San Diego has many different beach communities. OB has a very active MainStreet Association and local Historical Society and tons of involved citizens. I personally feel that Ocean Beach has the most community feel, because it is more family oriented than other central San Diego beach areas. Once people come, they never want to leave!
I may be partial but I think Ocean Beach is the coolest area in San Diego. It has a small town quality where you know your neighbors.