Southern California List of Piers: Locations and Photos



Check out this Southern California List of Piers - See Locations, Photos, Length, and Year Built. Piers are a great way to get a panoramic view of the ocean, and see some of the best views in the city!


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Visit these pier locations to experience the many unique beaches California has to offer. There are 22 pier locations on this Southern California piers list for you to add to your bucketlist. From San Diego to Santa Barbara, there are a variety of piers - some are famous attractions that draw in large crowds, and others are smaller fishing piers for you to enjoy a nice California sunset.


San Diego County Piers


Oceanside Municipal Pier | The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054

Year Built: 1888

Pier Length: 1,954 ft

Famously Known For: Ruby's Diner, Longest Pier on the West Coast, Fishing, Surfing, Pelican Watching

Things to Do Near the Pier: Wheel Fun Attractions,Orfila Vineyards Tasting Room, California Surf Museum

Drone Image of Oceanside, California looking at the Oceanside Pier and Ocean
Oceanside Pier | Oceanside, California


Imperial Beach Pier | 934-946 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Year Built: 1989

Pier Length: 1,491 ft

Famously Known For: Fishing, Art Walk, Views of Downtown San Diego

Things to Do Near the Pier: Art Walking Tour, Cow-A-Bunga Ice Cream, Mike Hess Brewing

Boy sitting near Imperial Beach Pier at Sunset
Imperial Beach Pier | Imperial Beach

Crystal Pier/Pacific Beach Pier | 4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Year Built: 1927

Pier Length: 872 ft

Famously Known For: 1930's Cottages on the Pier, Eclectic Shops, Boardwalk

Things to Do Near the Pier: Boardwalk Electric Rides, Konos Cafe, Mission Beach Boardwalk

Cottages at Crystal Pier now renamed Pacific Beach Pier | San Diego, CA


Additional Piers in San Diego:

Ocean Beach Pier | 1850 Ocean Front St, San Diego, CA 92107

Shelter Island Pier | 1776 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Broadway Pier | Broadway Pier, San Diego, CA 92132





Orange County Piers


Huntington Beach Pier | 1 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Year Built: 1992 (Reconstructed Date)

Pier Length: 1,800 ft

Famously Known For: U.S. Open of Surfing, Rubys Diner, Surf City USA

Things to Do Near the Pier: Rubys Diner, Jacks Surfboard Shop, HB Surfing Museum , Wahoo's Fish Tacos

surfers in water with Huntington Beach pier in background
Popular Surf Spot at the Huntington Beach Pier in California.

Seal Beach Pier | Seal Beach Municipal Pier, Seal Beach, CA 90740

Year Built: 1980s (Reconstructed Date)

Pier Length: 1,835 ft

Famously Known For: Pier History, Kite Surfing, Wind Surfing,

Things to Do Near the Pier: Eisenhower Park , Surfing School, The Hangout Beach Bar

Birds flying at Sunset at Seal Beach Pier in CA
Birds flying at Sunset at Seal Beach Pier in CA

Newport Beach Pier | 70 Newport Pier, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Year Built: 1940 (Reconstructed Date)

Pier Length: 1,032 ft

Famously Known For: Historical Landmark, Balboa Peninsula, Lifeguard Headquarters

Things to Do Near the Pier: Taco Bell Cantina, Rent Bikes

Newport Beach Pier | Newport, CA
Newport Beach Pier | Newport, CA

San Clemente Pier | San Clemente Pier, San Clemente, CA 92672

Year Built: 1928 (Reconstructed Date)

Pier Length: 1,296 ft

Famously Known For: Scenic Views, Surf Breaks, Sandstone Bluffs

Things to Do Near the Pier: Casa Romantica Cultural Center, , Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar , Bear Coast Coffee

San Clemente Pier on a Summers Day | San Clemente, CA
San Clemente Pier on a Summers Day | San Clemente, CA

Balboa Pier | 1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, CA 92661

Year Built: 1906 (Reconstructed Date)

Pier Length: 920 ft

Famously Known For: Ruby's Diner, Located on Balboa Peninula, Starfish population

Things to Do Near the Pier: Balboa Fun Zone , Balboa Island Ferry Whale Watching

Stunning Sunset at Balboa Pier | Newport Beach, CA
Stunning Sunset at Balboa Pier | Newport Beach, CA


Los Angeles County Piers


Santa Monica Pier | 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Year Built: 1909

Pier Length: 1,600 ft

Famously Known For: Amusement Park, Concession Stands, Vibrant boardwalk, Film History

Things to Do Near the Pier: Pacific Park , Muscle Beach , Maria Sol

Drone shot of Amusement Park at Santa Monica Pier in California
Amusement Park at Santa Monica Pier in California


Hermosa Beach Pier | 1001-1099 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Year Built: 1904

Pier Length: 1,140 ft

Famously Known For: Scene in La La Land, Lively Restaurant Scene, Entertainment, Beach Volleyball

Things to Do Near the Pier: The Strand, Good Stuff Restaurant , The Comedy and Magic Club

Hermosa Beach Pier in California at Sunset