Pacifica Pier

  • Address:
    2100 Beach Blvd
    Pacifica, CA 94044



The Pacifica Municipal Pier is a 1,140-foot long pier and it is one of the best fishing piers in our beautiful state! Because of the number and quality of the fish caught off Pacifica’s shores, the Pacifica Pier is a popular spot among many anglers in the Bay Area.

Pacifica Pier is the only pier in the San Francisco Bay Area where you can fish for free and no fishing license is required. Crabbing season begins in November and lasts throughout July. During the winter, Dungeness crab is abundant off the pier! In the summer months, striped bass are also abundant and can be caught from the Pier, or off any shoreline in Pacifica. The five-week period starting from the last week of June and ending the first week of August are when some of the best salmon fishing happens at the Pier as well.

The Pacifica Pier is also a great location for whale watching. Gray whales can be spotted from February through April from the shores of Pacifica. Although, blue whales are not as common as gray whales, they are typically seen along the coast from late spring to fall. As for the humpback whales, the prime watching season occurs in the summer and fall.

The pier is the perfect place to take a walk and catch gorgeous coastal sunsets. There are also plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area offering delicious food and yummy cocktails for you to enjoy!

The Pacifica Pier is open every day from 4:00 AM until 10:00 PM, unless closed due to weather, high surf etc. Alcohol, smoking, biking, dogs (except service dogs) and glass containers are not allowed on the Pier. For more information, please click here.

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