Many Ocean Beach residents work in the education field, making for great student to teacher ratios at all of Ocean Beach's schools. Point Loma High School hosts students from a wider area that includes the children of Ocean Beach. Numerous preschools, quality grammar and middle schools in addition support the educational career of the community's youngsters.
In Ocean Beach, tourism helps support the town's economy but many are surprised to find out that antique shops are the main business group. A community of artists, surfers and sun worshippers carve out time to drive the brief commute to downtown San Diego to work for a few corporations such as Sony, HP and Qualcomm, as well as numerous smaller companies. Housing continues to thrive, so there is always work in construction and design. Many people enjoy owning and operating their own businesses successfully in Ocean Beach.
Attractions/Points of Interest
Ocean Beach is home to the southernmost public beach on the Point Loma Peninsula as well as the longest pier on the west coast. The Point Loma pier extends into a T-shape out into the sparkling Pacific Ocean, with great fishing, views of the sunset, and its own restaurant out at the end. Numerous community fairs and festivals are held each year, including the annual street parade, the Christmas Tree Parade, Fourth of July fireworks and a summer chili cook-off! The weekly farmer's market, in operation for almost two decades, is a popular place to catch up with friends and neighbors while enjoying live music and stocking up on fresh local produce, cheese, baked goods and much more. Antique shopping, surfing and long walks on the beach are additional pastimes enjoyed in this eclectic seaside village. Don't forget that just minutes away are all the exciting attractions in and around San Diego, such as Sea World, Downtown San Diego, Lego Land, Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Beach, and much more.
Parks and Recreation
In addition to the clean sandy beaches enjoyed by swimming, sunbathing and surfing enthusiasts year round, Ocean Beach boasts shady family parks and lots of recreational opportunities. The section of beach north of the Ocean Beach pier has been designated as "Dog Beach" where man's best friend can frolic in the foam alongside his beach loving owner. Just two blocks inland you can rinse your dog off at a self-serve washing facility and training school. Robb Field is a popular park right on the water with a soccer field, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and an additional dog park.
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