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Ocean Beach Sand Dunes

The sand dunes at Ocean Beach Dog Beach provide habitat for native plant species. These plants help to protect against erosion and sea level rise and they give food and shelter to native wildlife. Follow the nature trail through the dunes to discover tiny treasures, like the rare Red Sand Verbena.

Red Sand Verbena (Abronia Maritima)

The sand dunes at Ocean Beach Dog Beach also provide the perfect opportunity for a nature scavenger hunt! Resources like iNaturalist (available as an Android or iOS App), Calfora, and Calscape can help you identify plant and animal species.

Looking for things to do in Ocean Beach? Grab our free Beyond the Zoo Guide to Ocean Beach & Point Loma.

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