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Pacific Beach

Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA
+1 858-412-4013
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“great beach” (56 reviews)
“clean beach” (15 reviews)
Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA
Pacific Beach
+1 858-412-4013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great beach for walking and swimming or sunbathing, although sea can be a little hairy at that time of year. Great boardwalk, piers and surrounded by eateries and hotels nearby.

Thank Odie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed watching everyone frolicking on the beach - also watching the surfers. Lots of fun shops and restaurants all along the waterfront. Paved for easy walking or biking.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is fun place with a lot of character! Terrific beach for lounging, running, water sports of all kinds with a mix of locals and visitors. There is a paved road for walk/runners between the houses and the beach with bike lane down the middle....More

Thank J9Alexander
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach area. The entire "PB" area is vibrant with young people and lots of food/beverage choices. My son lives in the area so I visit there often. Great place to get a cocktail and "people watch." Try the "Firehouse" restaurant and bar. Very cool...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Pacific Beach shortly after college and thought it was the best place ever! To be fair, it probably still is for college kids and beach bums... but if you're out of your 20s and looking for a bit more culture and sophistication,...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm far more familiar with Oregon coast beaches than California, so I couldn't help but compare when visiting the San Diego area beaches. It's much warmer here, and that's nice, but the beaches are much dirtier than I'm used to. There is just a lot...More

Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a great full day at PB~~~ everything from good waves to excellent tide pooling at the north end. The beach is broad, clean and no rocks. Plenty of food choices just over the road.

Thank BeachBumBill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pacific Beach offers several restaurants and shops. There is also a walk path along the beach that makes it easy to stroll or ride a bike. The beach offers cliffs and level areas that allow for beautiful scenery.

Thank KT702
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, other than this Beach made for an amazing Family vacation. The Beach is extremely clean and well looked after, and there were a lot of places to eat and drink. There is a Ralph's grocery store located a couple of blocks...More

Thank OchoaA03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful sandy beach was lively today with the temp close to 80. Plenty of room for beach games and for children to play. Numerous surfers taking advantage of some decent waves. Plenty of restaurant options and the usual souvenir shops also. There are hotels on...More

Thank joanjunkin
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we are planning on renting a home fom Nov. 21 to 29 at or on the beach, 2 families, adult children, we are not planning on slugging on the beach the entire trip , any opinions Pacific Beach or La Jolla as base ?
6 August 2016|
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Response from Sabena Y | Reviewed this property |
Pacific Beach has lots of families with a good portion of college age "pick up" beach goers. There is the typical boardwalk lined with small restaurants and stores along the length of the beach. We walked off the beach into... More
What is the best way to get to Pacific Beach from the airport via public transportation?
3 March 2015|
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Response from Sabena Y | Reviewed this property |
Uber! It is cheap especially if you have more than one person. Plus when u factor in that you'll have bags and be dropped off right where you are going it is well worth it. We Ubered it everywhere when we were in San Diego... More