About Pacifica Pier

About Pacifica Pier

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 and Game.

The Pacifica Pier municipal Pier Repair Project is funded in part by a grant from the state Coastal Conservancy.

Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Pier is administered by the

The Department of Parks, Beaches and Recreation
1810 Francisco Blvd. - Main Offices
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-7381

The pier is operated and maintained by

The Department of Public Works
155 Milagra Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-3760
Email: Link

Mon to Thu 7:00am-4:30pm
Fri 7:00am-3:30pm

Pacifica is home to one of the best fishing piers in the state. Because of the number and quality of the fish caught off Pacifica's shores, the pier has earned a number one ranking among anglers in the Bay Area. Although fishing can be good year round, many consider the summer months to be the best when salmon and striped bass can be caught. No admission is charged and no fishing license is required at the Pacifica Municipal Pier.

The pier is 1,140 feet long and fronts directly on Sharp Park Beach, an area that can see strong winds and punishing waves which can cause closure of the pier with little or no notice.

The pier has lights, fish cleaning stations, benches, restrooms and a coffee house/snack bar directly in front of the entrance. Free parking is located on adjacent streets and in a nearby lot. Handicapped parking is also available, with pier accessibility via a ramp leading to the south side of the pier.

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.

The Rev. Herschell Harkins Memorial Pier (a.k.a. the Pacifica Municipal Pier) was built in 1973 and designed in part to serve as the support structure for the city’s now-obsolete sewer outfall line. The 1,140 feet long “L” shape pier has been closed for repairs and re-opened several times over the last decade or so. It is currently considered in good shape, though it shows the result of its age and the heavy use it receives.

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