Pet lovers will enjoy taking their pooches to ‘Dog Beach’ a section of beach adjacent to Mission Bay's harbor channel rock levy. Here one can dig holes in the sand and romp in the surf with Fido. There are public bathrooms with showers, changing rooms on the beach. Parking is free in several lots along the beach but it gets crowded on summer weekends. Hint-Get there early. Ocean Beach is one of the prime non-touristy beach areas in San Diego. A little off the beaten path, it is favored by locals for its good body boarding, surfing and good old fashioned fun at the beach.
Ocean Beach California article by David Mandich Travel Writer - January 4, 2007