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town.pacific beach

Dubbed PB by most locals, this is college town USA, with surf and tacos in America's finest city. High density beach living, with easy access to freeways, nightlife and recreation. Bike around the bay, surf Tourmoline or skate the ocean strand. San Diego has many colleges and universities, so plenty students do end up renting a pad near the beach.

pacific beach, California

elevation: 62'
population: 40,399
zip code: 92109


Sandy, wide beaches with pier; very developed coastline

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Pacific Beach

San Diego County
S of La Jolla
off I-5 at Garnet Ave


Pacific Beach



  • biking & rentals
  • Crystal Pier
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • kayaking & rentals
  • boating
  • beaches
  • boardwalk
  • village shops
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Mission Bay Park
  • Kate O Sessions Park
  • description:
    Skate rats & surfboards, great restaurants, shopping, bars & beaches. A good nightlife spot for the younger college crowd. Parking can be a problem in summer months. Alcoholic beverages are permitted on the sand part of the beach (no glass tho) from noon to 8:00 pm, which makes this a popular party spot on weekends & summer days.

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    Mission Beach
    La Jolla
    San Diego
    Ocean Beach

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