Year round sunshine, picturesque beaches and a thriving nightlife scene, Pacific Beach, CA is truly a quintessential Southern California beach town. Located just south of La Jolla and north of Mission Beach, Pacific Beach offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surf and sand, while simply relishing in the wonderful Mediterranean climate.
Affectionately known as PB, this flourishing beach town boasts three miles of boardwalk, running just parallel of the Pacific Ocean, where you can find delicious restaurants, funky boutiques and local surf shops. Filled with joggers, beach cruisers and rollerbladers, the boardwalk provides the perfect place to take in the sights and sounds of beautiful Pacific Beach.
Catch some waves at Tourmaline Surfing Park, a surfing only beach, or head to the main Pacific Beach where you can find the stunning Crystal Pier, with its signature cottages lining the pier, and a lively atmosphere. Ideal for families, North Pacific Beach offers a quieter stretch of beach, with lifeguard supervised swimming areas and plenty of sand to build a sandcastle.
For thrill seekers, ride the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster at the nearby Belmont Park, San Diego’s only beachfront amusement center!
Have a picnic at the 79-acre Kate Sessions Park, where you can enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of San Diego. Throw a Frisbee around with your four-legged friend and enjoy the fresh coastal breezes!
Spend the day shopping on Garnet Avenue, where you will find a multitude of chic boutiques and souvenir shops before grabbing a bite to eat at any one of the many amazing restaurants found in Pacific Beach, including The Fishery at Cass Street and World Famous on Oceanfront. For great people watching, enjoy a meal at JRDN, a contemporary oceanfront steak and seafood restaurant located in the trendy hotel Tower 23.
During the day it’s all about the beach, but once the sun sets, the nightlife begins. From drinking craft beers to dancing, there are a number of sports bars, pubs and alehouses that always attract a large crowd.
With most of the east to west streets named after precious stones, Pacific Beach is truly a gem of a community. Live in this spectacular ocean playground in a bungalow, condominium, or a custom built home. From beautiful beaches to ocean view restaurants, there are a variety of activities to explore in this unique and vibrant coastal community.