Now: The Outer Sunset feels like a small, isolated beach town. Cheap motels and surfer apartments are frequent as you reach the end of the line. Apart from having to cross the busy highway to reach the ocean, everything feels lazy and slow. You could probably take a low-key vacation here and forget that you're still in the city.
Then: The Beach Chalet was opened in 1925 and run by the city as part of the array of amenities gracing Ocean Beach during that time. The ground floor contains murals that date back to the 1930s.
How To Get There: This is the final destination of the N-Judah, where it turns around at Ocean Beach and heads back in. It takes a while to get out here on the Muni train, but if you have the time, it's a nice ride. Parking isn't a problem toward the end of Judah.
Judahlicious Cafe, on Judah Street at 44th Avenue
Beach Burrito, on Judah Street
Other Avenues Natural Food Store, on Judah Street betwen 44th and 45th Avenues
Mango Medley, on Judah at 44th Avenue
Outerlands, on Judah at 45th Avenue
45th Avenue between Lincoln and Irving Streets, just south of Golden Gate Park
N-Judah Muni trains turning around at the end of Judah Street
Celia's Mexican Restaurant, on Judah Street at 45th Avenue
The Beach Motel, on Judah Street
Java Beach Cafe, at the end of Judah Street at La Playa Street
Wall at the end of Judah Street, betweeen La Playa Street and the beach
Iceplants and flowers at the edge of Great Highway leading to the beach
Looking west toward Great Highway
Ocean Beach, facing north, near the end of Judah Street
Ocean Beach, near Judah Street
Ocean Beach, facing south
The end of Judah Street, from the beach
Beach Chalet, at the west edge of Golden Gate Park, facing Great Highway and the beach