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Walking or fishing - worth the trip

You can park near the pier but hiking from the north or south is worth the walk. Trails to the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Holly Springs, North Carolina
via mobile
Fun spot to try your luck

It can be close to combat fishing, but this pier is a good spot for an hour or two of fishing or... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Oakland, California
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2100 Beach Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-2500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a quaint sea shore town with hidden gem restaurants, great views and laid back vibes. I stopped by to se the historic waves and get some Mexican. Its worth a stop to take in a sunset or gaze into the sea.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 690MichaelG690
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can always find people fishing there. Good whale watching spot too if the right time of year. At high tide during stormy weather you can feel the waves hitting it. Though it can be closed if very bad storm.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sftravel-dg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once one of the old fishermen let my daughter hold his fishing pole while it was in the water. She talked for days about "fishing" in Pacifica. Nice beach there to walk along with large sand, very cool.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shelbytravelsfar
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I happened to be by the pier so we stopped and walked down to take a look- we were absolutely astonished by the amount of marine activity that is visible. We saw multiple large whales surfacing, dozens of dolphins and sand sharks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Melanie R
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

You can park near the pier but hiking from the north or south is worth the walk. Trails to the south go for miles - some easy and some moderate. There is also the option to walk there via the beach. Get there at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James_Hytner
Reviewed June 28, 2018

It can be close to combat fishing, but this pier is a good spot for an hour or two of fishing or crabbing. On a weekend, it may take a bit of time to find a spot where you are not right on top of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed June 20, 2018

It's a long pier, nice to walk along if you have nothing better to do and that's about it, unless you're into fishing. No point driving all the way here just to walk this pier - you'll need to drive here unless you live around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bennett2006
Reviewed June 18, 2018

When the weather has been stormy it's fun to walk out far enuf that you can watch the waves from the back, a view usually only had by surfers. And when the whales are migrating and the anchovies are close in, you can whalewatch right...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lelia S
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

The pier is long and stretched all the way into the ocean. Even on a cloudy Saturday, the place is packed with fishermen. I was surprised to learn how many are first timer. We saw a lot of people caught crabs. Sea lions are bubbling...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed May 18, 2018

The Pacifica Municipal Pier is a frequent visit destination of the weekly walks of the Pacifica Promendade. Great! During Whale migration twice each year and usually for several weeks this is a fantastic vantage point for viewing them.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 739celiaa
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Jim C
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Melanie R | Reviewed this property |
I did see a lot of fishermen doing catch and release with Dungeness crab specifically so I am inclined to say yes. (I believe another crab is in season at this time.) California Department of Fish and Game is usually seated... More