Pillar Point Harbor
One of the most spectacular harbors on the West Coast, 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. The harbor is home to wonderful sea food restaurants, including Mezza Luna, Ketch Joanne, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, and Princeton Seafood.
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.
Gateway to the Gulf of the Farallones
National Marine Sanctuary
Marine Sanctuary waters can be accessed from Pillar Point Harbor for diverse activities including whale watching, fishing, recreational boating and kayaking.