As you travel the California coast, be sure to stop and see the public piers along the way. The municipal piers offer free public fishing, sometimes entertainment with restaurants, and they usually have benches to sit and watch the sunset. Pictured is Seal Beach Pier and Catalina Island.
Cities where you'll find these fabulous piers include Pacifica, Point Arena, Berkeley, San Francisco, Pismo Beach, San Simeon, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Malibu, Redondo Beach, Venice, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, San Clemente, Imperial Beach and San Diego. That's not all of them. Here's a list.