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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beach looked nice, inviting and clean. However, I didn't get a chance to swim. It was raining off and on periodically.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank calvin2424
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is beautiful and fun to walk, on the sand or boardwalk. The pier is a fun place to watch surfers and pelicans.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lorif17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi.as long as we were here i wanted to walk in the ocean and on the beach. Plent of sand and not many people here today. Just great

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanh45953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally enjoyed the walk along the concrete walkway & also on the beach. Watched some surfers & a yoga class.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MargueriteE20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pacific beach is the place that i really love here in san diego. Always full, and better at weekends

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ferlovers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, long, clean yellow sand beach that never feels crowded even on a busy day. There is a nice pier and on a cloudy day, if you're lucky, the dolphins and whales will come near enough to be spotted from the beach....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jenniferindigo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pacific beach location is a wonderful area for family and couples. There are so many restaurants in the area and so many things to do you really don’t have to have a car but if you want to get around to visit other areas you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lulagirl2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful! The boardwalk is the best! So many people running, biking, on scooters! Lots of places to eat and little shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jessm531
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a few days in a VRBO condo right on the water! The beach was great, not overcrowded, some bigger waves for surfing were a plus.The town was great, we loved the Cinnamon roll place for breakfast, the Pizza was wonderful! and we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michellemF4010WC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to drive, walk, scooter, etc. The restaurants, dives, shops in town. But the best is the boardwalk. Park and walk and walk and walk. The best people watching anywhere. Eat and drink at one of the great restaurants then walk out on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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. :)
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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.
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theplanner
Boston
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.
Mycuppajava
Tennessee
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.