San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Information+ -
Pacific Beach in San Diego is a young beach town with the attraction of the surf and sand by day and the lure of bars and restaurants by night. Located south of La Jolla and north of Mission Beach, this San Diego beach has a popular nightlife scene from dancing to drinking craft beers, which attracts a college-aged and young professionals crowd. San Diego Pacific Beach hosts a variety of different kinds of clubs and bars from the hip and trendy JRDN Lounge and Raw Bar to the low-key dive bar atmosphere found at Cass Street Bar and Grill.
In addition to the after hours scene, there are various family-friendly restaurants and plenty of activities for families and those just looking for a quiet getaway. San Diego Pacific Beach has beachfront property, from San Diego hotels to beach houses, within walking distance of the sand and sea. Keep an eye on the kids playing on the beach from the ocean view decks or treat yourself to a massage at the hotel spa.
San Diego Pacific Beach is also the ideal spot to catch some waves on your surfboard or bodyboard, while children splash around in the water and build sand castles on the beach. San Diego Pacific Beach visitors are encouraged to try other water sports popular at the beach such as kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding. As for some physical activity on dry land, Pacific Beach has the Ocean Front Walk, which is a boardwalk that stretches parallel to the Pacific Ocean. The boardwalk is lined with shops and restaurants, and it is always filled with beach cruisers, joggers and skateboarders zooming along the strip. Garnet Avenue is another attraction in Pacific Beach, which is packed with boutiques providing everything from beach souvenirs to trendy clothing. Also at Garnet Avenue, on Tuesdays from 2pm until 6:30pm, a farmer's market sets up, where visitors can taste smoothie samples and browse local photography. The San Diego beach market sells local produce, cuisine and arts and jewelry.
- Public Restrooms and Showers: Restrooms and showers available to the public are located at the lifeguard station at Grand Avenue and between the boardwalk and Mission Boulevard.
- Parking: Parking is limited to street parking with a few paid parking lots. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a space.
- Alcohol: Alcohol is prohibited on the beach and boardwalk.