Ocean Beach Antique District
The antiques district is located in a two-block stretch on Newport Avenue on the main street in Ocean Beach. The shops are within walking distance to the beach and the O.B. pier -- at the foot of Newport Avenue -- the second-longest pier on the California coast. Ocean Beach has been a destination for antiques since the 1980s, but it was only recognized by the city of San Diego as an official district in the late 1990s. The San Diego 2007 Official Visitor Planning Guide wrote that "a bit unexpectedly ... Newport Avenue is the site of the Ocean Beach Antique District with stores and dealers offering up everything from 19th-century armoires to 1950s kitsch."
- KGTV-Channel 10's A-list
- San Diego Union-Tribune article (Scroll down to second news item)
- 2007 Official Visitor Planning Guide, pg 39