The beach area south of Crystal Pier is known as Pacific Beach. This beach stretches south over two miles, becoming Mission Beach, then South Mission Beach, and eventually ending at the channel entrance to Mission Bay. Known as The Strand, these beaches are adjacent to the residential and commercial areas of the Pacific Beach and Mission Beach communities. It is the most popular beach area in San Diego and draws large summer crowds.
The boardwalk parallels the entire beach. Walking, rollerblading, bicycling, and related activities are permitted on the boardwalk. Various shops, restaurants, and beach rental venues can be found bordering the north end of Pacific Beach, north of Pacific Beach Drive. The southern end is predominately residential, with commercial areas about one block from the beach on Mission Boulevard. The commercial corridor hosts numerous shops, restaurants, bars and coffee houses.
Pacific Beach Town Council
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Pacific Beach Women's Club
1721 Hornblend Street, San Diego, CA 92109
Contact: Alan Harris
Pacific Beach Community Planning Committee
Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Earl and Birdie Taylor Library
4275 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109
Contact: Brian Curry, Chair
Discover Pacific Beach
(Business Improvement District)
Meets 1st Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m.
Discover PB Office
1503 Garnet, San Diego, CA 92109
Contact: Sara Berns, executive director