Pacific Beach

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Pacific Beach
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Joe L
Peoria, AZ9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Love this beach, not crowded at all. We stayed at Pacific Terrace Hotel right on the boardwalk and beach. We'll be going back there again. The beach was beautiful, clean and water was reasonably warm at 69 degrees. A fair amount of people walking, jogging, and riding bikes. Felt totally safe the whole time we were there, only a few homeless people around but very non threatening. There are a good amount of places to eat within a half mile walking distance.
Written 22 June 2022
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Casey B
Salem, IL192 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice beach for all. Very calm and quiet before 11am. Can be hard to find parking in afternoon. One of our favorites to visit
Written 30 May 2022
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Dave W
Saint Louis, MO125 contributions
May 2022
We stayed in this neighborhood on Law Street. Just a great relaxed classic southern California feel. Lots of interesting locally owned small restaurants, shops + cafes on Mission Blvd. No national chains which was nice for a change. Tons of surfers in the morning which was fun to watch. Walk the boardwalk (asphalt trail) along the beach down to Mission Beach for more great people watching and local cafes/bars/vendors. Be alert, stay to the right, and watch out for skaters + bikers. But people were very courteous + friendly. You can rent bikes if you want to ride. Some homeless people, but not a problem. Nice clean beaches too, but finding parking can be difficult at times. Public restrooms available. Great location - just 15 minutes away from La Jolla + 20 minutes from airport in good traffic.
Written 11 May 2022
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY227 contributions
Mar 2022
One of my favorite beaches in San Diego! I used to come here all the time in college. I had the chance to stop by while on a work trip, grab tacos from across the street, and walk out onto the pier to watch the sunset.
Written 8 April 2022
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Katie C
6 contributions
Mar 2022
Pacific Beach is very mellow and scenic, with views of the pier to the south and the coast winding up to La Jolla in the north. Perfect for sand castles, smash ball, light surfing.
Written 4 April 2022
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Beth K
Shawnee, KS1 613 contributions
Feb 2022
What a nice beach and boardwalk! The waves were pretty big and there were kiteboarders out there enjoying the wind. Several restaurants and shops along the beach which made our visit enjoyable and interesting.
Written 4 March 2022
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Patrick K
13 contributions
Feb 2022
Greta location with plenty of good restaurants. The people and atmosphere were great and the beach was clean.
Written 2 March 2022
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Eileen I
Guilford, CT16 contributions
Dec 2021
This is a beautiful beach with plenty of options for beach front sports bars, a few a little more upscale type places too. Yes its not completely pristine sidewalk wise like La Jolla or Coronado but i prefer to have a more casual relaxed atmosphere so its perfect for me. they do have a few homesless people but its not over run with homeless people and some people find them to be interesting and do not let them ruin their time at the beach.
There are many beachfront hotels some looks little trashy so maybe pay more to stay in #1 or #2 rated places which was Tower 23 or Pacific Terrace. I would not rent a house directly oceanfront because too much people traffic.cute. there are many beach houses to rent on side alleys which are adorable in north mission beach or two blocks in on sail bay and walkable to funspots of PB..
Written 24 December 2021
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Hussam S
Cairo, Egypt439 contributions
Oct 2021
- I have a little experience, due arriving to the beach just before Sun. sunset because I visited (not important not interesting) “Coronado Beach“ = (5/10) first by Bus #901 … And also because, the limited of local Transportation during the W.E. that is a little of people run in the field as a general rule in most of countries …
So you can only go from SD city by using far “O.T. Transit St.” after or North of Airport by timing Bus # 8-9-30 but the last number one serve along the SD.CA during only W.D. (2$ for Card & Ticket = 1 Ride /1-D Pass = $2.5 /6).
- U-shape long wide white Sand Beach with semi cold calm Pacific Ocean Waves to swim in heart of Summer only or for Relaxation and i can't remember any public Services.
- It's overall neat Planning … All Buildings with 2-3 floors only on Walking path along the Beach that are with a simple open Design including a glass Facades and that are arranged as 2+2 row Bldg. paralleled to ocean until the main Road … The Unique of Beach is some houses supplied with a fixed Warming system & some another people make a Fire on the Beach at night and sit down around it.
- The main Road has a little of activities & entertainment that is mainly concentrated at the beginning of the beach at S. direction.
Written 1 November 2021
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Jason S
Reedsburg, WI634 contributions
Oct 2021
This was on my list of places I wanted to visit while in San Diego. I wanted something that felt like a California Beach experience. Granted the water was a bit colder than I expected. It was nice to see that areas were designated for swimming and other areas were designated for surfing. We sat on the beach, waded in the water, and walked the coast line.

Overall it was a good day at the beach. This area also has a lot of shops, vendors, and places to eat. I was a little disappointed that we could not find a place that rents beach umbrellas and if I could have found that I would have probably stayed longer.
Written 23 October 2021
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