About Pacific Beach, San Diego Real Estate
Iconic beach bars, endless surfing
A hotspot for youngsters looking to unwind, Pacific Beach’s three-mile scenic boardwalk lined with trendy hotel bars, cafes, and restaurants, has sealed its reputation as one of the most lively, sought after destinations for exuberant nightlife, classy dining, and sunrise yoga sessions against the backdrop of the San Diego Bay. But the beach party vibes don’t necessarily sum up the town. PB is also home to a tight-knit, family-oriented community flourishing with activities to thrill locals to bits. With beautiful parks and playgrounds, dazzling sunsets over the Crystal Pier and charming side streets dotted with fancy attractions, this hip town knows how to keep its residents enthused. With homes designed by renowned architects like William Krisel and Russell Stout & Associates, residential properties around Pacific Beach vaunt quality craftsmanship and exquisite taste, running the gamut from mid-century moderns with timeless character to condominiums and lavish beach houses.
What to Love
• Never-ending beach activities
• Sunset views and fishing on the Crystal Pier
• Lush green Kate Sessions Park
• Dazzling restaurants and glamorous boutiques
Lifestyle in PB is very casual and vibrant, offering residents an urban and suburban mix of vibes. Even though it is sandwiched between two other beaches, PB is effortlessly thriving on the restaurant and bar scenes, it really comes alive at night, with JDRN being one of its most popular nighttime attractions. Biking is a huge part of everyday life, and bikers are treated to great views of the oceans at every turn. PB is for those who know how to live and enjoy the good life.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Garnet Street, Pacific Beach’s main street, teems with cute cafes, world-class restaurants, organic food stores and so many retail treasures to uncover. Whether you want to grab a beachy souvenir or chic sundress for your next visit to the mall, this street has it all.
Visit Bouluci Boutique for trend-savvy evening gowns, flutter sleeve dresses, and cocktail attire. The boutique also features easy-to-wear casuals and is reputed for offering one of the nicest customer services around. Pangaea Outpost is a premiere San Diego shopping destination boasting curated selections of both indie and internationally-made gift items and decor.
Pacific Beach is known for its premier oceanfront dining options! Popular restaurants with gorgeous views of the ocean include World Famous, known for their California coastal cuisine served on an outdoor patio. Come out with your friends to JRDN for a light lunch paired with cocktails and stunning ocean views. The Patio on Lamont serves guests gourmet burgers and chilaquiles, yummy desserts, and breakfast burritos. Kono’s Surf Club Cafe is a breakfast specialty restaurant, with an enchanting, surf-themed interior. Indulge your sweet tooth with a cone of ice cream at Mr. Frostie, and don’t miss out on the heavenly pasta and juicy steaks at the charming Flamingo Deck.
Things to Do
Bring your kids to the playground at the lush green Kate Sessions Park and prepare for thrilling rides with them at Belmont Park— San Diego's Premier Beachfront Amusement Park, featuring a historic Giant roller coaster, Plunge swimming pool, restaurants, and shops aplenty. Ride your bike to the shops on the 3.5 mile Mission Beach Boardwalk, where attractions abound and the restaurant menus are a must-have.
Pacific Beach is served by the San Diego Unified School District, home to excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
• Pacific Surf School
• Crown Point Junior Music Academy
• Pacific Beach Elementary
• La Jolla High School