Ocean Beach Pier reopens after being closed as precaution against high surf
The Ocean Beach Pier was reopened at about 1 p.m. Dec. 28 after being closed by San Diego lifeguards the evening before as a precautionary measure against potential high surf.
The pier has been seriously damaged in past winter storms and had to be at least partially closed from January 2021 to July 2022.
The pier, which first opened in 1966, was deemed in a 2019 consultant’s report to have “reached the end of its service life,” and the city of San Diego plans to replace it. But a lawsuit filed in November seeks to block initial work toward the replacement, alleging that environmental factors haven’t been adequately considered.
— Point Loma-OB Monthly staff contributed to this report.