Ocean View is a rural/residential locality 13 km south-west of Caboolture and seven km north of Dayboro. Situated on the D'Aguilar Range, Ocean View includes the headwaters of the north and south branches of the Caboolture River.
A short way south of Ocean View there are the headwaters of the North Pine River. Occupying a ridge between the two river systems, Ocean View was recognised in the 1860s as having views north to the Glass House Mountains and east to the coast. The D'Aguilar Range was selected for farm allotments in the 1870s and land-clearing yielded plentiful timber. Logs were taken out through Mount Mee or to Dayboro. An early selector was J.L. Zillman (1873), who is remembered by Zillman Creek, one of the Caboolture River's tributaries.
By 1920 both timber and dairy milk were taken to Dayboro, timber to the railway and milk to the Dayboro butter factory. Ocean View primary school opened in 1922. Long considered as an outlying district of Dayboro, Ocean View's pupils have been bussed to Dayboro since the local school closed in 1963. Alternatively, pupils can attend the Mount Mee school further up the range.
Since the 1980s new residents have been drawn to rural/residential acreages on Ocean View's elevated land. Ocean View's populations have been:
* Estimate only.
The populations of adjoining localities in 2006 were Mount Mee (399), Mount Pleasant (360) and Moorina (383).