The L-shaped, 1,140 feet long pier is officially named the Reverend Herschell Harkins Memorial Pacifica Pier, after the much-admired Reverend from the Little Brown Church. Located at Sharp Park Beach, Pacifica Municipal Pier was opened in November 1973. It was built as a cooperative development of the City of Pacifica, the Wildlife Conservation Board and the California Department of Fish & Game. Famous for its salmon runs and winter Dungeness crabbing, the pier attracts anglers from around the globe. Other species caught at the pier are Jack Smelt, White Croaker and Striped Bass. The pier, a designated site by The Whale Trail, is one of the best places to watch humpbacks and gray whales lunge feeding, tail slapping and if you're lucky breaching.
Pacifica Municipal Pier
2100 Beach Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044
Hours: The pier is open daily from 4 am to 10 pm unless closed due to inclement weather, high surf, repairs, etc.
Entrance Fee: Free
Getting Here: Travel Highway 1 to Pacifica, take the Paloma Avenue/Francisco Boulevard exit, take Paloma west to Beach Boulevard, turn left and travel south to the pier.