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“fishing”(8 reviews)
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1950 Abbott St, San Diego, CA 92107-2804
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Had a great afternoon killing time before a red-eye flight out of San Diego to JFK and on to Charlotte..... Sat at several local Bars and Hangouts for happy hour and enjoyed the people watching. From surfers to Hippies to homeless, this little spot had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to take a walk and get a good view of the surrounding area and beach. There’s always lots of fishermen on the pier, which could be fun for kids and adults alike. There is a café and tourist shop towards...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alexandreesteban
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Not sure you can go any further South without getting to the Mexican border! Nice weather for a late November with a bunch of surfers in the water. Peaceful athmosphere. I really liked it!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Castel6885
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Several empty benches allowed me to sit and enjoy the California sunshine! I would watch the Pelicans dive into the water and catch fish.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Toni D
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Make sure if you go to this pier. You do during the fishing time for a treat of the fishing action. You will see large fish as well as small ones being caught. The pelican and seagulls are also fun to watch and enjoy there...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed December 30, 2017

If you want to walk on a pier in the Ocean, go to Oceanside: it's clean, smells nice and it's green and blue. Compared to this Pier, built in the mid-60s as a quite ugly Municipal creation for the people: Panem et Circenses. Some surfers,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Whenever I've been in OB with visitors, I make a point to include the Pier. There's many places to stand and gaze -- the surfers catching waves; the ocean views; or the cliffs behind. Typically, I'll walk the Pier after brunch (to burn off the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SageTraveler
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We walked this for the view and the exercise waiting for the sun to come out. Breezy with a good view of the surfers right below and the fisherman pb they pet who were not catching anything while we were there.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank jkzoo
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This pier is very long and worth the stroll. There is a cafe a little more than halfway down the pier that I have not eaten at but have heard it is pretty decent. Lots of people fishing off of the pier. Often you can...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank TDPGH
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

This pier is super long!! We went to see the sunset but there wasn't much of one to see bc of the clouds. We did enjoy the views and watching the surfers catch the waves!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank vmcgarry
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