Pacific Beach, CA

Location: A beach community within San Diego, Pacific Beach is located south of La Jolla and north of Mission Beach and Mission Bay. (Map)

Pacific Beach has a pier, an oceanfront boardwalk, many restaurants, clubs, hotels and shops. Pacific Beach is a haven for young people, especially college students. But there’s much to see and do at this beach community for people of all ages.

Activity Hubs

Downtown/Crystal Pier Activity Hub
Crystal Pier, North Pacific Beach City Beach, Pacific Beach City Beach, Oceanfront Boardwalk, Garnet and Mission Shopping District, Pacific Beach Farmers Market. Events: Pacific BeachFest.


North Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach
Most popular beach in San Diego County, popular among young people. Crystal Pier and boardwalk.



Crystal Pier
A wooden pier built in 1929. Crystal Pier Hotel has blue and white cottages, extending half way out along the pier.


Pacific Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk
The 3 1/2 mile long concrete boardwalk extends from North Pacific Beach to South Mission Beach.


Garnet and Mission Shopping District
PB’s coastal shopping district, filled with off-beat shops, hotels, restaurants and clubs.


Pacific Beach Farmers Market
Farmers market a block away from the beach and boardwalk.


Pacific Beach Hotels, Pacific Beach Boutique Hotels, Pacific Beach Hotels
Small and mid-size hotels near coast and I-5. Variety of boutique hotels on boardwalk or within block of beach—casual, luxury, sophisticated. Major bayside resort.


West Mission Bay
Stretches from the Catamaran Resort at the north end to Mission Point at the south.


Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green
July – August
The scenic hillside concert. Enjoy live music with great panoramic views of downtown, Mission Bay.

Pacific BeachFest
Family-friendly, with toe-tapping events along the boardwalk, KidsFest, kite-flying, food & live music.

Pacific Beach Holiday Parade
Features marching bands, color guards, floats, clowns, children’s marching groups, and Santa Claus.