Pismo Pier, Pismo Beach, California, at sunset. Long Exposure photograph softening the waves.
Oceans and Piers create beautiful relaxing images perfect for waiting rooms, lobby's etc.
This pier, together with the other piers along this stretch of coast, provides both good fishing and a relief from the summer heat for those who come over from the hot San Joaquin Valley. This has been the case since the 1800s. In 1881, a wharf was built on this site and then, in 1895, a dance pavilion was built near the foot of the pier. During the summer a "Tent City" would spring up as tourists flocked to the beach and the hotels became over crowded. The result, both then and now, is that Pismo Beach and other central coast piers are often crowded June through August, and are fairly quiet the rest of the year -- a fact which local anglers don't seem to mind.
Pismo Beach is the most heavily fished (an estimated million and a half people visit the pier per year) and second most productive of these...