San Mateo County Harbor District

San Mateo County Harbor District

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News and Announcements... Updated 12/05/2014
DISTRICT RESPONSE DATED AUGUST 20, 2014 TO CGJ REPORT DATED JULY 9, 2014 ...>Click here to view
SAN MATEO COUNTY HARBOR DISTRICT LAUNCHES LIMITED FREE WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AT PILLAR POINT HARBOR ...>Click here to view
FINAL BUDGET FOR 2014/2015...>Click here to view
STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN...>    Under Development
LIEN SALE, PILLAR POINT HARBOR...>Click here for ad


Past Events...Updated 12/05/2014
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP FOR OYSTER POINT MARINA/PARK, MONDAY, December 1, 2014..>Click here for more info

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP FOR PILLAR POINT HARBOR, TUESDAY, October 14, 2014..>Click here for more info

OYSTER POINT MARINA/PARK KITE FESTIVAL, October 18, 2014...>Click here for more info

OYSTER POINT HALIBUT FISHING DERBY...>Click here for more info

ANNUAL BOAT LIGHTED FESTIVAL, December 14, 2013...click here for slideshow

PRINCETON COMMUNITY PLAN, COMMUNITY VISION REPORT...>click here to view

PILLAR POINT BOAT HAULOUT STUDY...>click here to download study


Harbor locations
The map on the left shows where Oyster Point Marina and Pillar Point Harbor are located. Click on the map locations to get google directions.


About the San Mateo County Harbor District
The San Mateo County Harbor District, which runs Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton and Oyster Point Marina/Park in South San Francisco, was created by a County election in 1933. It was originally formed to build a harbor at Redwood City, but the Great Depression intervened.

Coastsiders then pushed to get a breakwater built at Pillar Point for a harbor of refuge for the fishing fleet. The Army Corps of Engineers began work on this breakwater after World War II and finally completed it in 1961. The Johnson Pier, docks and 369 berths, and the inner breakwater were built during the 1970's and 1980's. Pillar Point remains a major commercial and sport fishing harbor on California's central coast, and is host to many public events including the annual Mavericks surfing competition, the July 4th fireworks display, and the Christmas boat decorating contest.

The District took over operation of Oyster Point Marina/Park from the City of South San Francisco in 1977. It then completed construction of docks and 589 berths, a new breakwater, and onshore facilities during the 1980's. The District is now diversifying this recreational marina by bringing in ferryboat service to the East Bay, dining cruises, marine educational programs, and cooperation with the City on area redevelopment.


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