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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.

Community Information

Council Representative

Monique Tello
Monique Tello
[email protected]

Community Meetings

Fire & Police


Parks & Recreation

  • Pacific Beach Recreation Center
    1405 Diamond Street
    Kate O. Sessions Neighborhood Park, 5115 Soledad Road
    Capehart Leash-Free Park, 4700 Soledad Mountain Road, (No Permits)
    Pacific Beach Elementary School Joint Use, 1234 Turquoise Street
    Pacific Beach Middle School Joint Use, 1420 Felspar Street
    858-581-9927 Permits (Pacific Beach Parks)
  • Mission Bay Athletic Area (also known as McEvoy Fields)
    2639 Grand Avenue
    Bayview Terrace Elementary Joint Use, 2445 Fogg Street
    Crown Point Elementary Joint Use, 4033 Ingraham Street
    858-581-9928 Permits & Information
  • Mission Bay Golf Course and Golf Center
    2702 North Mission Bay Drive
    Tee Time Reservations: 858-581-7880
  • Mission Bay Park (Parks & Beaches)
    Crown Point (Park), 3500 Corona Oriente Road
    Crown Point (Beach), 3700 Crown Point Drive
    Ski Beach-South (Park), 3300 Ingraham Street
    Sail Bay (Beach), 4000 Fanuel Street
    619-235-1169 Permits
    858-581-9978 All Other Info
  • Shoreline Parks
    Tourmaline Surfing Park, 601 Tourmaline Street
    Palisades Park North & South, 4937 Ocean Boulevard
    619-235-1169 Permits
    858-581-9976 Information


  • San Diego Unified Schools
    Mission Bay High School
    Pacific Beach Elementary School
    Pacific Beach Middle School
    Crown Point Elementary School
    Sessions Elementary School
    Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School

Community Groups

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