Time of year
This is the longest fishing pier in the US which means that you can actually be on the pier above the surfers watching them from an aerial view and feeling the power of the waves under the pier so far out. The sunset was spectacular. A "must' for us every time.
PB has beautiful beach views, lots of activity and fun things to do. Definitely no lack of bars, clubs to party! Definitely for those who are looking a fun party crowd! Families and kids would enjoy the beach activities -- but at night its definitely PARTY CENTRAL -- ENJOY!
Lovely to walk the beach on a cool February day. No swimming but nice to get out and stretch your legs if you are traveling.
The staff greeted each person as we entered the restaurant. They served you immediately and all with a wonderful demeanor and smile. Great food and our cups were continually filled with coffee. We’ve been back 5 times during our 3 week stay in San Diego! Super place!
Because we were there in January, it wasn't too crowded, thankfully. The walkway allows great views of the beach and pier, as well as the many surfers who were trying to catch a wave.