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.
Mission Bay Channel
Mission Bay in the distance
Point Loma kelp beds to the south of the pier
End of the pier
Studies are currently underway on how to best repair and eventually rebuild the pier