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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
MrHCooksForYou
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
MauriceTheTourGuide
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Oakland, California
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2100 Beach Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-2500
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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

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

Thank MrHCooksForYou
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

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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

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

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

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.

Thank 739celiaa
Reviewed May 3, 2018

The sun isn't always shining by the time the sun gets low on the horizon, but when you catch a clear day the pier is an amazing spot. If it is high tide, you might get to watch waves crash up on the sea wall...More

Thank SaraVK626
Reviewed January 25, 2018

The pier is a popular spot for fishing. It is fairly long, extending well out into the ocean. The day we stopped there it was quite foggy so views were somewhat limited. Nevertheless, we did see a few birds such a gulls, surf scooters pigeons...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Nice spot to park, get out of the car, and walk out over the ocean. Not too far from the airport. Also, not a lot to eat around here.

Thank Mooselookmeguntic
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Jim C
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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
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