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Beach Bonfire at Ocean Beach

San Francisco, California

based on 9 reviews


Added by Brian Heifferon

You'll feel like you're out of the hustle of the city taking in the sunset at OB. It's an easy meeting spot for friends, family, and large groups - you can take the N Judah all the way to the beach.

Yes, it's often cold in the city. So, what's the best way to warm up? Bring some blankets, a jacket or two, and come out to Ocean Beach to enjoy a bonfire, a sunset, and some quality time with friends. The fire pits are between Fulton and Lincoln. On a sunny day, get there early if you want to get an actual fire pit! Need to kill a little time waiting for the crew to show up, go for a surf or set up a volleyball net!

Photos: The Tahoe Guy, Bill Couch

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Beach Bonfire at Ocean Beach Reviews

Get there early!

First week of January OB Surf+Bonfire is a must - Offshore winds, winter swell, plenty of Christmas Trees in the streets to burn on the beach.

You can sometimes get the evening glass-off, so don't count OB out!

reserve fire pit early

Dress warmly!! It can get pretty cold out there. Also, the Safeway right by the beach sells kindling and firewood.

You can pick up wood at the Safeway on La Playa. You should get there early if you want a fire pit. There were people building fires in the sand - not the safest idea, but it was happening.

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