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Located immediately south of La Jolla, the communities of Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are a convenient 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. Because of this prime coastal location, residents who settle in this desirable area seldom leave. Sandy beaches, an ocean boardwalk, a pier and manicured public parkland combine with recreation centers around the waterfront. The southern edge of the community borders Mission Bay, providing access to swimming, sunbathing, boating and water skiing. Mission Bay Park offers miles of multi-purpose trails, while Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park provides shady picnic areas. The nearby sports arena is popular for musical concerts, and a golf course is located on the shores of De Anza Cove. Coastal neighborhoods blend two-story and three-story apartments, condominiums, and beach cottages; while cozy bungalows on tree-lined streets dominate the inland.
Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the North, Mission Beach and Mission Bay to the South, Interstate 5 to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West. While largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students, the population is becoming older, more professional, and more affluent due to rising property and rental costs. “P.B.”, as it is known as by local residents, is home to one of San Diego’s larger nightlife scenes, with an expansive variety of bars, eateries, and clothing stores.
Mission Beach is a laid-back neighborhood whose namesake sands attract surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players. A paved path curls around Mission Bay, a popular spot for water sports. Belmont Park is a small amusement park with a wooden roller coaster built in 1925, while SeaWorld San Diego has marine shows and up-close views of orcas and dolphins. Mission Boulevard is lined with casual cafes and eateries.