Pacifica Pier 2100 Beach Blvd, Pacifica, CA94044 Pacifica Pier is a historical fishing pier that extends one-quarter mile into the ocean from the City of Pacifica. The…More L-shaped pier is used for fishing and as a scenic public walkway for residents to enjoy. The pier was opened in 1973, and its official name is The Rev. Herschel Harkins Memorial Pacifica Pier.
The enormous, stark cement pier jutting into the ocean in Pacifica's Sharp Park District is also known as the…More Pacifica Pier, with the thin yet lengthy Sharp Park Beach next to it on the north and south.
The pier draws anglers from across California hoping to catch surf fish chasing their prey toward the beach, or, during late summer, salmon and striped bass following schools of smaller bait fish along the coast. No fishing license is required on Pacifica Pier and crabbing is also a popular pastime on the pier.
Sharp Park Beach as well as the promenade nearby, feature picnic facilities, viewpoints and hiking trails, as well as a cafe right at the base of the 1,140-foot long pier. Wind and waves can be unpredictable and especially fierce along the beach and pier, so closures may occur at any time.