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Pacific Beach, San Diego

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Pacific Beach is a neighborhood in San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach and Mission Bay to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. While formerly largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students, because of rising property and rental costs the population is gradually becoming older and more affluent. "P.B.," as it is known as by local residents, is home to one of San Diego's more developed nightlife scenes, with a great variety of bars, eateries, and clothing stores located along Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard.The beachPacific Beach's namesake stretches for miles from the Mission Bay jetty to the cliffs of La Jolla. The boardwalk, officially called Ocean Front Walk/Ocean Boulevard, is a pedestrian walkway that runs approximately 3.2 miles along the beach from the end of Law St. in the north down into Mission Beach, ending at the mouth of Mission Bay in the south. There are numerous local shops, bars, hotels, and restaurants along the boardwalk, and it is generally crowded with pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and shoppers. Adjacent to the boardwalk is the Crystal Pier, a public pier and hotel at the west end of Garnet Avenue.
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  • We went to Pacific Beach a couple days ago. Great beach (parking can be a problem). Great to walk around. Lots of cool shops and restaurants. Also a great place to people watch.  more »
  • Pacific beach with its clean and beautiful beach in combination with Crystal pier and the restaurants/bars represent the authentic and cool atmosphere of this San Diego area. The alternatives are many...  more »
  • We went to the beach everyday on our vacation. Too cold to swim but fun to watch surfers. Great restaurants and the young adults used the Birds all day!  more »
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