Best piers in San Diego

Check out the top piers in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
1. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
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52 local reviews
4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego
+1 800-748-5894
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Marie
Overlooking the ocean on a pier that dates to the 1930s, quaint Cape Cod-style suites and cottages. Crystal Pi…
Kristen
Large central pier for walking or fishing. Endless stretches of white sandy beaches with access to swim or su…
Janet & Scott
Crystal Pier is the local pier in Pacific Beach situated on the end of Garnet Avenue. The most unique feature …
1. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
1. Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages
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52 local reviews
4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego
+1 800-748-5894
Marie
Marie
Overlooking the ocean on a pier that dates to the 1930s, quaint Cape Cod-style suites and cottages. Crystal Pier is a public fishing pier du…
Kristen
Kristen
Large central pier for walking or fishing. Endless stretches of white sandy beaches with access to swim or surf. Extensive paved boardwalk…
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
Crystal Pier is the local pier in Pacific Beach situated on the end of Garnet Avenue. The most unique feature is that it has little cottages…
2. Ocean Beach Pier
2. Ocean Beach Pier
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45 local reviews
Niagara Ave, San Diego
+1 619-226-3474
Point of interestEstablishment
Bree
The longest pier on the West Coast and the longest concrete pier in the world! It’s a local staple in one of t…
Mark
This is the most happening hang out spot in San diego. There is always local artest performing. You can watch…
Carlos
San Diego beach towns/neighborhoods have their own piers. Each one is very different but one of my favorites i…
2. Ocean Beach Pier
2. Ocean Beach Pier
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45 local reviews
Niagara Ave, San Diego
+1 619-226-3474
Bree
Bree
The longest pier on the West Coast and the longest concrete pier in the world! It’s a local staple in one of the best beach towns in San Die…
Mark
Mark
This is the most happening hang out spot in San diego. There is always local artest performing. You can watch the sunset. There are more th…
Carlos
Carlos
San Diego beach towns/neighborhoods have their own piers. Each one is very different but one of my favorites is OB. It provides a good scene…
3. Ocean Beach Pier Cafe
3. Ocean Beach Pier Cafe
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48 local reviews
5091 Niagara Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 619-226-3474
CafeRestaurantPoint of interest
Mary
Also called the Walking on Water Café, this is a fun place out near the end of the Ocean Beach Pier. The food…
David
This restaurant can't be beat for the view of the coast and people watching from the pier. Inexpensive food as…
Scott
Built in 1966, Ocean Beach Pier is the longest concrete structure of its kind on the West Coast. OB Pier has p…
3. Ocean Beach Pier Cafe
3. Ocean Beach Pier Cafe
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48 local reviews
5091 Niagara Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 619-226-3474
Mary
Mary
Also called the Walking on Water Café, this is a fun place out near the end of the Ocean Beach Pier. The food isn't fantastic, but it's goo…
David
David
This restaurant can't be beat for the view of the coast and people watching from the pier. Inexpensive food as well. It's fun to see the sur…
Scott
Scott
Built in 1966, Ocean Beach Pier is the longest concrete structure of its kind on the West Coast. OB Pier has public restrooms, a bait shop a…
4. Ocean Beach
4. Ocean Beach
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153 local reviews
Ocean Beach, San Diego
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Beth
The best beach community in San Diego! Awesome little neighborhood that has everything. Beautiful, big beaches…
Steve
OB is the closest beach to the house and also a fun, unique place to walk around. Lots of dining and bars, sh…
Dominic
Hippy Central! This place has been able to maintain its 60 small beach charm while other beaches have succombe…
4. Ocean Beach
4. Ocean Beach
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153 local reviews
Ocean Beach, San Diego
Beth
Beth
The best beach community in San Diego! Awesome little neighborhood that has everything. Beautiful, big beaches (including dog beach), tons o…
Steve
Steve
OB is the closest beach to the house and also a fun, unique place to walk around. Lots of dining and bars, shop for inexpensive gifts, walk…
Dominic
Dominic
Hippy Central! This place has been able to maintain its 60 small beach charm while other beaches have succombed to big money. Enjoy all the …
5. Kono's Cafe
5. Kono's Cafe
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116 local reviews
704 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 858-483-1669
CafeRestaurantPoint of interest
Scott & Janet
Kono's is a very popular breakfast/lunch spot situated across from the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Decently…
Janet & Scott
Kono's is a very popular breakfast/lunch spot situated across from the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Decently…
Lily
Kono's is a very popular breakfast/lunch spot across from the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Decently priced a…
5. Kono's Cafe
5. Kono's Cafe
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116 local reviews
704 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 858-483-1669
Scott & Janet
Scott & Janet
Kono's is a very popular breakfast/lunch spot situated across from the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Decently priced amazing home-style bre…
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
Kono's is a very popular breakfast/lunch spot situated across from the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Decently priced amazing home-style bre…
Lily
Lily
Kono's is a very popular breakfast/lunch spot across from the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Decently priced amazing home-style breakfast! H…
6. Pacific Beach
6. Pacific Beach
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204 local reviews
Pacific Beach, San Diego
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Ryan And Melanie
Pacific Beach has a lot going on between beaches, bars/restaurants, Crystal Pier, boardwalk and much more. Goo…
Denise
Busy beach town with great places to eat, drink and shop... and at the end of Garnet you will find Chrystal Pi…
Josh
Great beach for people watching, happy hour, pier walks, food, and everything in-between. A must visit for gro…
6. Pacific Beach
6. Pacific Beach
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204 local reviews
Pacific Beach, San Diego
Ryan And Melanie
Ryan And Melanie
Pacific Beach has a lot going on between beaches, bars/restaurants, Crystal Pier, boardwalk and much more. Good place to go for a day at the…
Denise
Denise
Busy beach town with great places to eat, drink and shop... and at the end of Garnet you will find Chrystal Pier and a great beach area to s…
Josh
Josh
Great beach for people watching, happy hour, pier walks, food, and everything in-between. A must visit for groups looking to get a drink on …
7. USS Midway Museum
7. USS Midway Museum
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316 local reviews
910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 619-544-9600
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Jomo & Meredith
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore a historic aircraft carrier. Activities for all ages including se…
Accounting
The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum …
Alicia
Walking along the San Diego waterfront trail, visitors may be surprised when they come across one of the US mi…
7. USS Midway Museum
7. USS Midway Museum
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316 local reviews
910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 619-544-9600
Jomo & Meredith
Jomo & Meredith
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore a historic aircraft carrier. Activities for all ages including self-guided audio tours, theater…
Accounting
Accounting
The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft carri…
Alicia
Alicia
Walking along the San Diego waterfront trail, visitors may be surprised when they come across one of the US military's largest ships. The de…
8. Wonderland Ocean Pub
8. Wonderland Ocean Pub
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138 local reviews
5083 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 619-255-3358
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Kirsten
Our go to spot when we visit OB (Ocean Beach) Great location with one of the best San Diego sunset views overl…
Theodore
Here is a another beach bar great for day drinking and looking at the beautiful ocean beach pier and coastline…
Eric
Great food and second floor view of the Ocean Beach Pier and ocean. Be sure to go there for Nightly Sunset sho…
8. Wonderland Ocean Pub
8. Wonderland Ocean Pub
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138 local reviews
5083 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 619-255-3358
Kirsten
Kirsten
Our go to spot when we visit OB (Ocean Beach) Great location with one of the best San Diego sunset views overlooking OB Pier. Also a great p…
Theodore
Theodore
Here is a another beach bar great for day drinking and looking at the beautiful ocean beach pier and coastline. Casual atmosphere, medium pr…
Eric
Eric
Great food and second floor view of the Ocean Beach Pier and ocean. Be sure to go there for Nightly Sunset shots and a toast from the barten…
9. South Beach Bar & Grille
9. South Beach Bar & Grille
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148 local reviews
5059 Newport Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 619-226-4577
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Jeff
Best grilled fish tacos in San Diego and postcard-perfect views of the Ocean Beach Pier from the 2nd level sea…
Dm
Full bar, large selection of brews. Best view in Ocean beach of ocean and pier. Try the 2nd floor outdoor seat…
Steffanie
Really good fish tacos. The service can be hit or miss, but it's right at the end of Newport Ave. and has grea…
9. South Beach Bar & Grille
9. South Beach Bar & Grille
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148 local reviews
5059 Newport Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 619-226-4577
Jeff
Jeff
Best grilled fish tacos in San Diego and postcard-perfect views of the Ocean Beach Pier from the 2nd level seating. Great selection of local…
Dm
Dm
Full bar, large selection of brews. Best view in Ocean beach of ocean and pier. Try the 2nd floor outdoor seating and I recommend pairing th…
Steffanie
Steffanie
Really good fish tacos. The service can be hit or miss, but it's right at the end of Newport Ave. and has great views of the beach and the p…
10. JRDN Restaurant
10. JRDN Restaurant
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92 local reviews
723 Felspar St, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 858-270-2323
Night clubBarRestaurant
Mills
Excellent location on the boardwalk, near the crystal pier. Specializing in excellent steak and seafood dishes…
Liberty
Located inside Tower 23 restaurant and right on the boardwalk, this is my favorite spot for lunch or Sunday br…
Scott & Janet
Upscale, ocean view located at the Tower23 Hotel, just 1 block north of the Pier. 3 hrs of complimentary valet…
10. JRDN Restaurant
10. JRDN Restaurant
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92 local reviews
723 Felspar St, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 858-270-2323
Mills
Mills
Excellent location on the boardwalk, near the crystal pier. Specializing in excellent steak and seafood dishes, in a trendy and high end atm…
Liberty
Liberty
Located inside Tower 23 restaurant and right on the boardwalk, this is my favorite spot for lunch or Sunday brunch. Sit outside and people …
Scott & Janet
Scott & Janet
Upscale, ocean view located at the Tower23 Hotel, just 1 block north of the Pier. 3 hrs of complimentary valet parking when dining there.
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
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8 local reviews
4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 858-273-3474
StorePoint of interestEstablishment
Hank
Large pier extending out into the beautiful Pacific Ocean. You can rent fishing poles (you don't need a licens…
Hank
Crystal pier is FREE to walk on. Go out to the end and watch surfers race past. You can see dolphins most of t…
Linda
Crystal Pier is a lovely destination along the boardwalk, watch surfers or go fishing while waves crash undern…
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
11. Crystal Pier Bait and Tackle
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8 local reviews
4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 858-273-3474
Hank
Hank
Large pier extending out into the beautiful Pacific Ocean. You can rent fishing poles (you don't need a license while fishing from a pier in…
Hank
Hank
Crystal pier is FREE to walk on. Go out to the end and watch surfers race past. You can see dolphins most of the year and whales in the wint…
Linda
Linda
Crystal Pier is a lovely destination along the boardwalk, watch surfers or go fishing while waves crash underneath you a 5 minute walk from …
12. Imperial Beach Pier
12. Imperial Beach Pier
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19 local reviews
10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach
+1 619-423-8328
PremisePoint of interestEstablishment
Michael
The pier is the focal point of Imperial Beach. Perfect for strolling, fishing, people watching and sunset vie…
Rob And Tam
Imperial Beach is a quick 20-25 minute drive from our home. Fish off the pier, check out the farmers market o…
Resortigo
Cruise along the Imperial Beach Pier taking in the ocean breeze. At the end of the pier is Tin Fish, a restaur…
12. Imperial Beach Pier
12. Imperial Beach Pier
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19 local reviews
10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach
+1 619-423-8328
Michael
Michael
The pier is the focal point of Imperial Beach. Perfect for strolling, fishing, people watching and sunset viewing. The Tin Fish restaurant…
Rob And Tam
Rob And Tam
Imperial Beach is a quick 20-25 minute drive from our home. Fish off the pier, check out the farmers market on Fridays, and eat at one of t…
Resortigo
Resortigo
Cruise along the Imperial Beach Pier taking in the ocean breeze. At the end of the pier is Tin Fish, a restaurant that offers fish & chips, …