Ocean Beach, nicknamed ‘OB’, is a great neighborhood with its own unique vibe. There are fun shops and restaurants along the main drag, Newport Avenue. The San Diego River flows into the ocean at Ocean Beach. There are a few good running options in this area.
Ocean Beach Central: Stitch together a nice run starting on Newport Ave. Run the 0.5 miles out Ocean Beach Pier. Then head north on Abbott St. (or along the beach), and run on the San Diego River Bikeway, which has some nice views of the river. You can run along the path for 3.3 miles to Cottonwood Grove Park. You can also connect to our Mission Beach/Mission Bay routes by taking the bike path on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. over the bridge.
Sunset Cliffs Coastal Trail. A gorgeous spot to run, and especially popular for its sunset views! There’s a clifftop path and walkway along the cliffs. It’s ~1 mile from the north end at Adair St. to the south end at Ladera St. Views of the cliffs, water, surfers, and the setting sun. From the center of OB, it’s 0.8 miles along Sunset Cliffs Blvd. to get to the Coastal Trail. You can add a mile along Ocean Beach itself. You can also run north on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. to the athletic fields where you can continue along the River Bikeway path or cross over the bridge to enjoy our Mission Beach/Mission Bay routes.