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ocean beach 2016

Ocean Beach Street Art paintedposies.com

This year’s Ocean Beach trip was nothing short of awesome! We explored new areas, ate at a couple new restaurants, visited with old friends and made new ones, had the best weather and relaxed – the most important part of the whole trip. It’s been a rough year, as you guys know, so we were especially looking forward to unwinding and letting the beach wash away all of our troubles from the year (if you need a refresher, check here). Per usual, the laid back OB vibes did the trick and before we knew it, we were under the ocean’s spell. Crashing waves, sandy pedicures, cool breezes, sunshine on bare skin, the smell of sugar and BBQ’s… there’s no other way to get our head out of the Phoenix desert than to wind down at Ocean Beach.

Beach Baby Ocean Beach Pier paintedposies.com

Joe Ocean Beach paintedposies.com

Joe Ocean Beach paintedposies.com

We rode up to OB with our niece and her boyfriend this time around, and their company kept us going for the six hour journey. It was neat because our niece’s BF had never really been to California, let alone Ocean Beach. To see our favorite place through a newcomer’s eyes, especially when they are thoroughly enjoying themselves, was pretty rewarding. Taking him to all our favorite spots for him to experience them felt like we were there for the first time, too.

Ocean Beach BBQ House paintedposies.com

BBQ House was a favorite this year, and while it’s not new per se, it’s new to our Ocean Beach repertoire. Every time I lost track of the group, I was able to find them here. I didn’t try their barbecue, but I heard it was delicious between sauced up mouthfuls! They had an awesome selection of beers on tap and even more bottled, which I know from exploring that menu a bit. Ha!

Ocean Beach Brewery paintedposies.com

Ocean Beach Brewery Sign paintedposies.com

OB Brewery IS new, and they are pretty awesome! Three floors of beer and food, with three home brewed options among the vast list of craft beers available. We didn’t eat here, but the place was happenin’! It’s tall but small, so get there when a table opens up and then stick around because it doesn’t get any easier to find a seat after that.

edit Point Loma Sunset San Diego paintedposies.com

edit Sunset Ocean Beach paintedposies.com

edit Sunset Ocean Beach Sunset Cliffs paintedposies.com

Down the Rabbit Hole 4 Ocean Beach Sunset Shore and Pier Silhouette paintedposies.com

Fireworks 2016 Ocean Beach paintedposies.com

I didn’t get as many pictures this year as I have in years past. But that’s probably because I was having so much fun! I’ll be doing a separate post for our exploration of Point Loma. We had never checked out the peninsula before, and it was super neat! We intend to visit again, maybe even in the winter for low tide. Stay tuned!

For Ocean Beach years past:

2013 here | 2014 here and here  and here | 2015  here

 

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