Why I Like Pacific Beach
By John Rogers, Senior Editor of Enlightened
Of all the beaches along San Diego’s
coast, Pacific Beach is the one I'm drawn to again and again. Maybe
it’s childhood memories or the countless days spent sunbathing
and body surfing as a young adult… either way, the attraction
Beach is predictable; you always know what you’re going to
get. The people, Crystal Pier, the sun, surf, and sand all resonate
with a familiar quality that transcends time.
Pacific Beach is entertainment. The people
are just plain fun to watch — and not just the youthful, overly
tanned young adults that are plentiful here. Long-time locals develop
unique styles all their own. Seeing middle-aged men with hairy,
beer-bellied chests riding rusty beach cruisers puts life in perspective.
After visiting Pacific Beach be prepared to question the priorities
in your life.
Beach might be heaven for kids. Gentle but fun surf bounded by a
wide, sandy beach and concrete boardwalk. The only complaints you
hear are when it's time to leave.
Along with the beautiful shore and ocean,
Pacific Beach has an unmistakable essence of tolerance, freedom
of spirit and fun. I always leave Pacific Beach with a greater sense
of what's important in life. Whether you're visiting
San Diego for the first time or a long-time local, Pacific Beach
guarantees fun and a lifetime of memories.
was born and raised in San Diego. He spends much of his free time
exploring the beaches and open spaces of California, especially
those described n this site.
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