Avila Beach Pier 

Public Pier — No Fishing License Required (Currently closed and probably destined to be closed until at least 2020) Every oceanfront pier in California has, at one time or another, had to be rebuilt or at least in great part repaired and renovated. Winter storms…

Port Hueneme Pier 

Public Pier — No Fishing License Required This somewhat out-of-the-way pier is located in the pleasant Port Hueneme Beach Park. It has a weird zigzag shape, is made of wood, and presents, on clear days, a view of the not-too-distant Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands.…

Gaviota Pier

Public Pier — No Fishing License Required Closed since 2014 — Waiting for the state to do something Back in 1769, soldiers of the Portola Expedition shot a seagull at this windy spot and then named their campsite “La Gaviota” (Spanish for seagull). Today, there…