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Piers of California

These romantic shoreline structures scattered up and down the state, some dating well into the 19th century, have sights and sounds all their own.

  • San Luis Obispo County piers

    Pismo Beach Pier Overview: Fishermen and walkers predominate on this 1,370-foot pier, which has a distinctive diamond-shaped end. You'll find a bait shop-meets snack bar-turned souvenir stand about halfway out on the plank span. At the foot of the pier is a tourist information booth manned by Pismo...

  • San Mateo County piers

    San Mateo County piers Johnson Pier at Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay Overview: The L-shaped concrete pier is more utilitarian than recreational. Cars and trucks are permitted on it, and there is a fishery at the end, with a harbor seal or two begging for handouts. Four gangplanks run from the...

  • Alameda County piers

    The piers of Alameda County: Watch the birds at Dumbarton; check out the Port View/7th Street Pier's interesting shape; and go for a long walk at Berkeley.

  • Del Norte County piers

    Citizen's Dock Overview: Commercial fishing and angling off the pier are the predominant occupations of this 900-foot, I-shaped span, built in 1950. There are good views of the harbor area. Background: In 2011, a Humboldt State professor estimated that Crescent City and its harbor had experienced...

  • Sonoma County pier: Spud Point Marina Pier takes narrow view

    Spud Point Marina Pier in Sonoma County is said to be the narrowest pier in California.

  • Marin County piers

    Marin County piers Fort Baker Pier Overview: This 358-foot-long, l-shaped asphalt structure is homely, but nobody notices because of the staggering visuals. Background: A pier was first built here in 1937, and it has since been rehabbed several times. The Fort Baker complex is part of the Golden Gate...

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