A windy early spring day at Steveston Pier in Richmond
It seemed like a lovely sunny day as the sun’s first rays shone across the buildings in the city.
Steveston fishing pier has always been a tourist destination, but it is also home to lots of local gems for shopping and dining. Here are photos of our day in Steveston to inspire your next visit!
We hopped in our car before noon and headed out to Steveston Pier, trying to beat the crowds that would likely show up in the afternoon. We managed to quickly find a parking spot in the shade, but as soon as we stepped out of the car we were greeted by great gusts of wind. It seems like we had just caught the tail end of the winter cold. Luckily we were dressed in our down jackets and so were relatively well protected.
Instead of heading towards the pier where the crowds always gather, we walked away from the pier towards the residential area. This area is a lot calmer, where locals walked their dogs, went for morning strolls, or just sat on a bench to gaze at the sparkling waters reflecting the sunshine. Boats navigated gently and slowly through the water despite the gusting winds, and children road on piggybacks as they asked their parents “are we there yet?”
Sunny days always drew crowds to Steveston Pier, so when we were ready for lunch, we steered clear of the restaurants along the pier, where lineups were visible from a block away. We went to a small sushi spot on the second floor, an eatery that is easily missed (or doubted) if the person wasn’t a local. In case you ever stop by Steveston Pier, give Shintaro Sushi a try! After a light lunch, we also stopped by the local dessert shop Something Sweet for an Injeolmi Thick Toast with roasted almond slices, mochi, injeolmi powder and honey.
An outing to Steveston Pier is a relaxing trip if you know where to go, we hope you get a chance to visit this scenic spot in Richmond!