Pacific Beach's namesake stretches for miles from the Mission Bay
jetty to The Cliffs
of La Jolla
. The boardwalk, officially called Ocean Front Walk/Ocean Boulevard
, is a pedestrian walkway that runs approximately 3.2 miles along the beach from the end of Law St. in the north down into Mission Beach
, ending at the mouth of Mission Bay in the south. There are numerous local shops, bars, and restaurants along the boardwalk, and it is generally crowded with pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and shoppers. Also adjacent to the boardwalk is the Crystal Pier, a public pier and hotel at the west end of Garnet Avenue.