Top rated rentals — Ocean Beach
Destination guide

Explore history with an Ocean Beach apartment rental

Situated south of Mission Bay, Ocean Beach was once a bohemian community but now attracts all kinds of travelers. At the northern end of the beach is Dog Beach, where your furry friends can run around without a leash. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables and listen to live music every Wednesday at the Ocean Beach Farmers Market. Antique shops line Newport Avenue, where you can buy crafts and unique gifts. You'll notice many beachfront apartments are located near cliffs, which gives you a more impressive view of the ocean. Most Pacific Beach apartments provide Wi-Fi so guests can use the internet.

Things to do

If I could turn back time in Ocean Beach

Only a few miles east, the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park feels worlds away from the shops and taquerias of Ocean Beach. Here, you can stroll through an open-air history museum that offers a one-of-a-kind perspective on local life in the early 19th century. The park boasts burros and a working smithy, and it also hosts regular events and seasonal celebrations throughout the year. And at the Women's Museum of California, you'll find several lifetimes worth of memorabilia from history's most baller ladies, all in an ex-Navy training facility.


Each one beach one in Ocean Beach, San Diego

First up: you'll definitely want to hit the beach. The broad, sandy shoreline includes plenty of areas for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing, as well as a scenic pier that's popular for fishing. And if you can't bear to leave the pup at home, head to the Ocean Beach Dog Beach, a pet-friendly stretch of sand where your doggo is more than welcome to run off-leash 24 hours a day. At Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, you'll find stunning clifftop vistas, parklands, and sea caves. The neighborhood also holds a regular farmers market with vendors and live music.

Natural features

San Diego's scenic, seaside Ocean Beach

Sand, surf, sun, sea _ well, you get the idea. Ocean Beach features a broad, sandy beach just south of the San Diego River, where you'll find ample space for surfing, fishing, and sunbathing. Just south of your Ocean Beach vacation rental, you can stroll the 68-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, which boasts sea caves, grassy parks, and waterfront cliffs that offer picture-perfect views of the sunset over the Pacific. The area is home to several species of shorebirds, and you can regularly spot wagtails, terns, and frigatebirds along the area's shoreline.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ocean Beach?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Ocean Beach:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like a kitchen and an in-room safe at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Situated around 7 miles from Ocean Beach, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another great choice is "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", which is around 2 miles from Ocean Beach. With 3 bedrooms, a garage and a barbecue grill, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ocean Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Ocean Beach?

You need only take a look inside Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Ocean Beach to recognize that cool things really do come in little packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every inch of space, these fun-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub". This getaway in San Diego packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as an electric kettle and free toiletries.
  • Alternatively, make yourself at home at "Tiny House In The Clouds, Perfect For Couples". Situated in Grant Hill, this teensy abode comes with internet services and a DVD player.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ocean Beach?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget all about the office. If you're up for some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and near Ocean Beach promise an awesome weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet", which is around 4 miles to the east of central Ocean Beach. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you occupied here. Do some windsurfing and parasailing or simply delight in the sights of Calavera Park and Carlsbad Convention and Visitor Information.
  • Alternatively, leave your cares behind at "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br". Stay in with your feet up, or head out and try your hand at some skiing and parasailing. When you're ready to discover more of the area, organize a visit to Lake Poway and African American World History Museum. This terrific vacation rental is around 2 miles north of Ocean Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ocean Beach?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to location, convenience and affordability. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Ocean Beach and discover the vibrant local culture:

  • Unpack your bags at "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort". Amenities including nearby whale-watching activities and shopping will help you feel at home here.
  • "50' From Ocean - Amazing View - Private Cottage" is another top choice. Make yourself at home and take advantage of a fridge, an ice maker and more.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and go exploring, there's loads to keep you on the go around Ocean Beach. Into art and culture? Check out Spanish Village Art Center and San Diego Repertory Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ocean Beach?

Locating a short-term rental in and around Ocean Beach won't be a problem if you only have a couple of nights available. Whether you're seeking a studio apartment just for one or a house that'll fit your family, you'll find the right place on Vrbo. Here are some of our best picks:

  • Book a few days at "100 Five Star Reviews For A Reason. 1700sf 3br" in central Ocean Beach. Here, you'll have easy access to top attractions like San Diego Zoo.
  • "Bright 1735 Sf, 2 Suits. Centrally Located From The Bay To The Sea In Min’s" is another awesome option that welcomes short-term guests. Get the most out of your swift visit by taking a look at local hot spots, such as San Diego Convention Center.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ocean Beach?

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these popular escapes in or near Ocean Beach:

  • Around 7 miles from Ocean Beach, "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is a perfect place for starry-eyed couples. A fireplace and a dining table are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" is another terrific option that's bound to impress. It's around 2 miles from Ocean Beach and has beauty services and winery tours.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Ocean Beach?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not make it extra special? These mansions for rent in or around Ocean Beach will fit your whole crew while doing it in style:

  • Approximately 5 miles to the east of Ocean Beach is "New Stunning Mansion Amazing Location". Along with its grand design and posh interiors, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as beauty services and golf.
  • Alternatively, catapult your vacation to a new level and stay a while at "San Diego's Tuscan Villa Mansion On The Beach". It's located approximately 2 miles to the north of Ocean Beach and comes with beauty services, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ocean Beach?

Share your stay and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous escape with pals or a big family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Ocean Beach:

  • You'll have ample space to spread out at "A Rare Find In Northpark". Around 7 miles east of Ocean Beach, this generous retreat has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Amenities include a fireplace and a garden.
  • Invite up to 12 of your friends to "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay" and fill the place with love and laughter. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 3 miles to the north of Ocean Beach. It's packed with features to keep your large group comfortable, such as a swimming pool and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ocean Beach?

A pool is often a highlight of any good vacation. Enjoy hours of entertainment frolicking around or simply lazing by the water at one of these rejuvenating retreats in or near Ocean Beach:

  • First on our list of cool pool escapes is "Prime View Location, 1 - House Back From Boardwalk Traffic". Traveling families will feel right at home here, with convenient amenities like a kitchen and a living room also at hand.
  • "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay" is another great option. After you've enjoyed a relaxing dip with the fam, make the most of other conveniences like beach sun loungers and towels.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Ocean Beach?

Whether your ideal escape is up in the hills or on the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with your favorite people. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Ocean Beach and bring the whole gang:

  • Located around 2 miles to the north of Ocean Beach, "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including coffee and tea making facilities and a TV.
  • "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br" also offers the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This property is around 2 miles to the north of Ocean Beach, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A separate dining area and cable/satellite TV services will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. San Diego Zoo, Hotel Circle and Belmont Park promise lots of fun for all ages.