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Pollution in Pacific Beach

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Pollution in Pacific Beach

Hello all, I lived in Pacific Beach for the last few years and moved back to Boston. I want to visit, with the main intention to hang around the beach all day.

Sometimes the water there was soooo clean and beautiful... other times it was brown and disguisting.

What is going on at that beach? I know after it rains it is very gross.. but what time of year is it extremely crystal clear and beautiful?? I know sometimes its so amazing!>.. I would be so pissed if I showed up in San Diego and it was brown and dirty!!.... if it is... how are other beaches, like Encinitas when PB is polluted??

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1. Re: Pollution in Pacific Beach

It has to do with the crescent shape trapping runoff and seaweed, the water just doesn't circulate like it does at less sheltered beaches. Brown water also doesn't always = polluted water. It can be caused by a storm stirring up sediment. Bacteria is invisible.