Beach and bike path great. I am sure the views are great if you can get a day that isn't cloudy/foggy - it can be bright blue sky and hot sun 1 mile inland but chilly and grey on the bay. The pier was disappointing/on the verge of tacky with fast food joints round every corner. The street entertainment and stalls were not as good as Venice boardwalk. Third Street shopping was nothing special. We thought the whole place would be a little more refined than it actually was.