The municipal pier serves as a popular destination for tourists and beach goers. The pier also provides scenic views, recreational fishing opportunities for visitors of all ages, and a lifeguard tower for swimmers and surfers.
Routine structural safety inspections of the Pier were performed by City consultants in 2008 and in 2015. In May 2016, an electrical fire damaged the end of the pier. Due to the fire, several small structures, utility infrastructure and charred portions of the pier were removed. At this time additional structural and utility repairs are required, which include: replacement of fire damaged utility lines, reinforcement and repair of damaged piles and pile caps, new stringers, decking and handrails.