Explore San Diego
Type: Beaches, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities
Pacific Beach is a community unto itself, with a personality that makes San Diego look staid. The beach is awesome, of course, with year-round lifeguards and separate sections for surfing and... Read More
Pacific Beach is a community unto itself, with a personality that makes San Diego look staid. The beach is awesome, of course, with year-round lifeguards and separate sections for surfing and swimming. Pacific Beach spans from Crystal Pier to Mission Beach on the south side. Between the beach and the town is a paved boardwalk that runs for several miles. It's popular for rollerblading, bicycling, jogging, walking and people watching. Inland, there's a plethora of groovy boutiques, fun beach bars and restaurants. The beach is within walking distance of Tower 23 and other small hotels, but residents usually walk or bike.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Beaches: "This is one of the busiest beaches in San Diego. Go knowing that Pacific Beach is full of college students and young professionals."
- Best for Beaches Because: The community of Pacific Beach seems to spill on to the beach on any given day and it's a fun, funky place to be.