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Lifeguard Services

Ocean Beach

Photo of Ocean BeachPhoto of Ocean Beach LIfeguard Station

Ocean Beach is located in the San Diego community of Ocean Beach. This is a wide beach, approximately 1 mile long and broken up by several rock jetties.

A volleyball area can be found near the north end of the beach.

Dog Beach, San Diego's only 24-hour beach for dogs, is a sandy area at the north end of the beach. This is a dog-run area where dogs are always permitted without a leash. Dog owners are responsible for control and clean-up of their dogs. Standard dog laws apply on other portions of Ocean Beach and are strictly enforced.

The Ocean Beach Municipal Pier is at the south end of the beach and is available to the public for walking and fishing. Fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license, but catch regulations (including minimum size, bag limits and seasons) are enforced. There is also a restaurant and bait shop on the pier.

Ocean Beach is one of nine beaches that has permanent lifeguard stations patrolled by San Diego Lifeguards.

For other questions or concerns, call (619) 221-8899 or email