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Fresh fish worth the trip!

If you love fresh seafood, this is the place to go for it. The catch of the day will of course vary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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Pillar Point Harbor is an interesting little enclave with birds, seals, and of course boats of all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Half Moon Bay, California
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1 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love fresh seafood, this is the place to go for it. The catch of the day will of course vary and when I was there it was sablefish and dungeoness crab. The live crabs we bought from the dock couldn't have been fresher....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 293ks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pillar Point Harbor is an interesting little enclave with birds, seals, and of course boats of all kinds. During active fishing season you can buy fish off the boats. The area may be challenging to get to on a busy summer's day so try to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LinGal2001
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Smells of the sea, good walking trails, plenty of restaurants! In season, fresh crab can be purchased directly from the fishermen. Near Half Moon Bay and worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StarLady99
Reviewed January 15, 2019

It's a really good place to visit and get fresh fish and crab that is in season. We went here to get crabs and they were still moving and alive, fresh off the boats. It's just only a matter of a dollar less if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Grace L
Reviewed January 12, 2019

We always enjoy a walk on the harbor pier and watching the party fishing boats and crab boats come in each day. Fresh fish and crab can be purchased right off the boat - can't get any fresher than that!! Crab is sparse this year...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank MitchReviews2015
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Nice place to visit and take pics of Pillar Point with the sunset on the background. The harbor is nothing out of the ordinary, but indeed, it provides great shots for photography enthusiast. Fishing is allowed with a couple of Standard Rules to follow. Enjoy!

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank R2_Ramirez
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There are spaces for folks to dock their boats either permanently or on a temporary basis. The harbor has restaurants, party boat fishing, and other water oriented businesses.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Greg S
Reviewed November 11, 2018

My husband and I like to go to Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay and fish or crab on the pier. The air is clean and fresh and we enjoy talking to other people who are fishing. We then have dinner at the many restaurants...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Fran G
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Had family visiting from the East Coast. After visiting San Francisco, I wanted to bring them down Highway 1 to Pillar Point. Great place to stop, take a break and take in the sights and sounds of the harbor and activity in the area. Restaurants...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank B D
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Got to see some seals up close and personal at the harbor. Swimming in between the boats. So cool. Very enjoyable

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 15, 2016|
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Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
And there's the Pillar Point Inn. It and the Oceano are at the most a ten-minute walk from the pier.
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Deborah W | Reviewed this property |
Pillar Point RV Park - 4000 Cabrillo Hwy. 650-712-9277. $84 for Ocean View Sites per night/$67.20 for partial view.