Welcome to Pillar Point Harbor!
Pillar Point Harbor is a protected harbor of refuge along the San Mateo County California Coast.
Pillar Point Harbor is home port to a vital commercial fishing industry, to sport fishermen, and to pleasure boaters seeking the amenities this modern coastal harbor facility provides. The Harbor has 369 berths and an inner and outer breakwater, making it one of the safest harbors in the United States.
Search and Rescue Operations
Pillar Point is unique because it provides search and rescue services to all boaters. Over the past two decades, its dedicated crew performed an average of 110 rescues annually, saved more than 100 lives, and millions of dollars in boats and equipment.
Pillar Point Harbor represents a commercial fishing and visitor-serving facility. The San Mateo County Harbor District has made a major investment in breakwaters, berthing and launching facilities, and pollution-preventing equipment upgrades.
Pillar Point Harbor is a Gateway to the Gulf of the Farallones National
Marine Sanctuary-Administered Northern Management Area of Monterey Bay NMS
Marine Sanctuary waters can be accessed from Pillar Point Harbor for diverse
activities including whale watching, fishing, recreational boating and
kayaking. As of March 1, 2004, the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine
Sanctuary, HQ'd in San Francisco, is administering the new Northern
Management Area of the Monterey Bay NMS. This arrangement formalizes the de
facto role Farallones Sanctuary has played for years in actually managing
these waters from the Ano Nuevo State Reserve up to Bodega Bay.
Pillar Point Harbor Master Plan..>click here to link to plan
Appendix to Pillar Point Harbor Master Plan..>click here to link to appendix
...click here to go to Your Harbor, Your Community
Careers with SMCHD
Fresh-caught fish is sold retail "off-the-boat"
directly to the public at Pillar Point Harbor, seven days a week. Call the
fishfone 650-726-8724 for