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Reviewed 1 week ago

i like going on walks thru the boardwalk but they need to ban scooters big time, very nice eye candy to look at thru here

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank randy7496
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pacific coast is stunning. This is spectacular. Take a towel and some water shoes. You will definitely want to walk this beach

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at a hotel right on this beach we enjoyed long walks on the beach, beach combing for sand dollars, making a sand sculpture, sunsets, people watching, surfer watching and visiting with other out of towners. The highlight was watching a seal riding inside...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank pumpkinf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is gorgeous, the restaurants and bars, plentiful and shopping too. Plus you can take the scooters that are everywhere and zip down the boardwalk and take in the sights!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank armmama
Reviewed December 11, 2018

So glad we choose to stay in Pacific Beach during our few days in San Diego. Perfect location for beach, boardwalk and bike/scooter riding. Lots of great places to eat too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MHL77
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is about a five mile stretch of ocean side biking, skating or walking boardwalk. It goes from South Mission Beach to Pacific Beach with funky restaurants, some shops and lots of people watching. It's beautiful and is only crowded in the height of summer....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kristinaquinones
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We stayed in the Catamaran Resort within walking distance. - which turned out to be good choice. After reading a lot of reviews we knew we wanted to be able to walk to various restaurants, etc. Staying on the edge of PB was perfect. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank stevehY1404NS
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Lots to do and see. Great surfing and the sunsets were awesome. Long enough beach to get in great morning walks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gladtobeoutofcoldOH
Reviewed December 2, 2018

After a long work day this place can take the stress right out of you. A simple walk and sit on the beach for a while here and the rest of the world dissipates.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank B2749NHdavidg
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Pacific Beach is beautiful, parking is expensive but it's worth paying for 3 to 5 hours which will allow you plenty of time to stroll along the sidewalk all the way to Mission Beach, stop for lunch/drinks and have some fun at Belmont Park. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sam R
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Rhoda R
January 19, 2019|
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Response from Dean A | Reviewed this property |
I do not see why you would not be able to boogie boarding at this beach. I did not see any signs that indicate you can not on this beach. For sure, it's AWESOME for families. Even good for dudes with service dog. :)
November 7, 2018|
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Response from Jperson1 | Reviewed this property |
We normally stay off of Mission Blvd. so, I would say West of Mission Blvd. between Beryl St. and Chalcedony St. would be best parking conditions.
Travel Forum Posts
mission beach vs pacific beach (6 Replies)
Help - I am planning a vacation in March. My 3 yr old and my 60yr old inlaws will be with my husband and I. I would like to book a beach front condo/house. I have heard great reviews about Pacific Beach, but we seem to have a lot more choices of rentals in Mission Beach. Is there a big difference between the 2 areas? What are the differences? Thanks!
January 15, 2006|
Response fromelchevere|
Personally, I prefer the PB area....just my opinion...you can rent on the ocean or you can rent overlooking the bay and there are nicer and cleaner walking areas. Just my 2 cents.
Riff M
San Diego
Sunny San Diego OR How lucky we are!!!! (10 Replies)
Had a wonderful day yesterday walking in Pacific Beach. We ate brunch at World Famous and then walked the beach, crossed to the bay and then through the Catamaran and back to our car. All the time we were thinking about the news yesterday that said 49 out of 50 states had snow somewhere !! I was wearing sandals and T shirt and the only thing we needed was sunscreen!!! I still LOVE the location of the Catamaran and think that the bay views and proximity to ocean is more important than the...More
February 14, 2010|
Response fromDestindreammer|
What do ya think of Dana on the Bay?? Thats where we are staying in May.
Week in SD in later September - early October (8 Replies)
Hi... Two ladies, first time in SD, want to see Catalina Island, La Jolla, Coronado Island, a little time on the Pacific beach somewhere. We are not looking for the high end travel but not the lowest either. We will NOT have a car and need to know the ropes of getting around. Would staying on Coronado Island be more centralized for public trans. or staying downtown? Thanks much.
August 24, 2011|
Response fromGoodBeer|
Staying downtown would be "more centralized" for public transportation than Coronado.