Pacifica Pier 1,320 1973 Concrete - "1/4 mile" - a fishing pier - San
Location: Beach Blvd.
Rosa. Extends into the ocean from Sharp Park State Beach.
California--Pacifica Pier is located in San Mateo County, and is one of the
last, long, classic, over-the-ocean fishing piers as you head north to the
border of California and Oregon. It ranks as the 13th longest over ocean pier in
California, and is certainly dwarfed by its near pier neighbor to the south,
Santa Cruz Wharf, which ranks as the longest - 2,745 feet in length or just
about double the length of the Pacifica Pier.
Pacifica Pier is an extremely popular fishing pier. The pier itself is rather
simple as piers go. There are wash basins for cleaning fish, some benches, and
not much else. Nevertheless, the pier is a public pier permitting free fishing
without a license, which makes it busy most the day.
While fishing seems to be the numero uno activity on this pier, visitors
certainly can take a stroll and get a perspective on the city and its hillside
homes from the ocean looking inland. There are many great surfers in this region
(San Mateo County is home to Mavericks) and the pier offers "out there" views
of surfer dudes and femmes.
When you go, take a jacket. While you may find yourself visiting on one of
those perfect, sunny days, Pacifica is known for its fog (they even have an
annual Fog Fest) and the air can be quite cool.