San Diego is famous for its beaches and beach neighborhoods. Pacific View Inn is in the heart of one of the most beautiful and fun places in San Diego – Pacific Beach. The historic Crystal Pier is the most recognizable and picture-perfect attractions in Pacific Beach. Crystal Pier – Famous Pacific Beach Landmark

1920’s Crystal Pier

In the past, back when it was first built in the 1920s, the Crystal Pier offered San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood a classic amusement park setting over the water. Picture this, the whole color spectrum of flashing arcade lights, and the Crystal Ballroom, where you could spot elegantly dressed couples that would dance the night away. Today the pier offers a much calmer experience in all the best ways.
The ballroom and the amusement park may be gone, but the Crystal Pier remains. The now peaceful and historic wooden pier is a popular spot for those who enjoy mesmerizing coastal views and observing surfers at play. The pier is directly above the soft sand, inviting tourists and locals alike to relax and dig their toes on the sandy beach. If you prefer a livelier scene, the Pacific Beach Boardwalk, which is intersecting the pier, offers a three-and-a-half-mile stretch of upbeat shops and restaurants. Not to mention, the Belmont Park, which is a popular amusement park a couple of miles south from the pier.


Crystal Pier extends 872 feet out into the Pacific Ocean. It is a great location to go fishing. You can find fish such as the shovelnose guitarfish, leopard sharks, bat rays, and halibut. There is a wide variety of fishes that patrol the surf line, and present the best opportunity for a large catch at Crystal Pier. It is said that Crystal Pier is one of the best fishing spots in the county as far as pier fishing goes. Better yet, you do not need to pay any fees to fish on the Crystal Pier, and you are not required to have a California Sport Fishing License. Although you do not pay fees or required a license to fish, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife sport fishing regulations are actively enforced here, including bag limits and angling methods. 

The Pacific View Inn

Stay at The Pacific View Inn hotel and experience the Crystal Pier for yourself only a few steps away. Vacation in one of the most festive beach towns on the West coast and enjoy fishing with no restrictions! Have you been dreaming about long walks at the pier, biking the Boardwalk, and enjoying the mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean? Book your stay today! Book direct for the best prices and special deals. Tel. 858-483-6117.