Piers

  • Imperial Beach Municipal Pier | In this classic southern California beach town, the IB Pier is a perfect place for a stroll & views of the Coronado Islands of Mexico’s shore.  And fishing, of course, which needs no license at this location.  A lucky line may pull in anything from herring, mackerel or perch to halibut or corbina.
  • Coronado Ferry Landing Pier | Often overlooked, the Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace also offers a small fishing pier,  where a good variety of fish can be found on a lucky day.  Plenty of shops and other amenities make it a good location for a family outing.
  • Bayside Park Pier | Chula Vista | Located at the entrance to the marinas between Bayside and Bayfront Parks is a rather long fishing pier, a great spot for fishing the southern area of the San Diego Bay.
  • Pepper Park Fishing Pier | National City | Located at the mouth of the Sweetwater River, a small fishing pier is located in Pepper Park, adjacent to the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Embarcadero Marina Park Pier | Downtown | Adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, South Embarcadero Park offers a fishing pier in the heart of San Diego.  The ‘T’ shape offers elbow room even on busy days.  Plenty of amenities are close at hand, with Seaport Village and other attractions located within just a few blocks.
  • Shelter Island Pier | Point Loma | This small pier is located in the heart of San Diego’s fishing center on Shelter Island, where anglers may pull in mackerel, bass, herring, guitarfish, or bat ray.
  • Ocean Beach Municipal Pier | This exceptionally long concrete pier has plenty of room for everyone, so you won’t feel crowded even on busier days.  Anglers might catch mackerel, bass, or even lobster from the pier in OB, where you can fish without a license.
  • Crystal Pier | Pacific Beach | The Crystal Pier Hotel holds the rights to this beautiful historic location, but you don’t have to be a guest to stroll it’s length or cast a line.  Open to the public daily from 8 am until sunset, there is even a bait & tackle shop on site!  Unlike municipal piers in San Diego, you’ll need a fishing license to fish here.
  • Scripps Pier | La Jolla | Private property of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the curious are allowed a unique opportunity to stroll the pier during occasional Full Moon Pier Walks, hosted by the Institute.
  • Oceanside Pier | License-free fishing is allowed on this long pier, where one might catch smelt, perch, or guitarfish on a lucky day.  Watch surfers from above as they catch waves rolling in to Oceanside’s City Beach.

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