When the Ocean Beach Pier first opened...

Ken Jones

Staff member
It opened on July 2, 1966. These pictures are probably from June 1966. All photos courtesy of Moffatt & Nichol. My first visit would be a month later on August 6, 1966, just a few weeks before my marriage.

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Mission Bay Channel

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Mission Bay in the distance

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Point Loma kelp beds to the south of the pier

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End of the pier

Studies are currently underway on how to best repair and eventually rebuild the pier


SC McCarty

Well-Known Member
This view may be simplistic, but when I look at the pictures, it seems that a slight angle would have gotten the pier a lot closer to the kelp with little, if any, extra cost and effort.