Ocean Beach Tile Project | Ocean Beach San Diego CA

Ocean Beach Tile Project

OB Tile Project

Own a piece of history on Newport Ave!

Purchase a 6-inch square ceramic tile personalized with your own special message.


Message guidelines:

  • 3 lines can be utilized with 14 characters per line (each letter, punctuation mark, space, or symbol takes up one character space), capital letters only.
  • Messages will be centered unless indicated otherwise on order form.
  • Messages will be screened for suitability in a community setting. Ocean Beach MainStreet Association and the City of San Diego have final approval over messages. Unacceptable messages will be returned with payment to the buyer. Creativity is welcome; obscenity is not!

Location/installation information:

  • Please select your first and second choice of block and indicate if you have specific preferences. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
  • Please note: Each phase of the Ocean Beach Tile Project takes time to complete. We must meet a quota of orders before we can initiate the engraving and installation process. It can take several months between your order and your tile’s installation.


  • Each tile is $150. Symbols cost an extra $5 per symbol.
  • Tiles are guaranteed for the life of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association.

To order a tile, download the application form and return your completed form with payment to the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association by mailing to 1868 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107; emailing to isabel@oceanbeachsandiego.com; or faxing to 619-224-4976.

We are currently accepting orders for Phase 28, which will be scheduled for installation in December 2017. The deadline to have your order included in Phase 28 is Monday, October 16. Orders received after October 16 will be scheduled for installation in Phase 29, which will most likely be scheduled for installation in spring 2018. Please send your order in ASAP!

Looking for an existing tile? Download the current tile list (PDF). If you need assistance finding your tile, contact Isabel at the OBMA office: isabel@oceanbeachsandiego.com or 619-224-4906.

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