Pier 7

Pier 7, San Francisco: Address, Pier 7 Reviews: 4.5/5

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Take in a view of the Bay Bridge while strolling on this scenic pier.
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Neighborhood: North Waterfront/Embarcadero
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  • Embarcadero • 9 min walk
  • Embarcadero • 9 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,423 contributions
I really love the walk along the Embarcadero and you can stroll for a long time. Around here the views of the Bay and the Financial District are superb. Some places to stop to rest. And you can hop a street car.
Written February 2, 2020
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JDSor
Turku, Finland305 contributions
Solo
A little bit to the side from the more touristy spots, Pier 7 hides behind the Financial district. It is worth the visit though, since the views are great in all directions. You can look out over the bay of course, but you can also look back at the city, and get an interesting angle on some of the skyline.

When I visited early one Saturday, it was quite peaceful with only a handful of people all scattered about. No doubt there is more life to the pier, but at the right times, it is great for a bit of a walk and some quiet self-reflection.
Written April 10, 2018
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Travelcooking
London, UK3,753 contributions
Nice Wharf is especially for photography lovers, with good views of the harbor, downtown, the skyline and the Bay Bridge. It is a very strategic point for good shots and a nice walk.
Written April 4, 2017
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Dandurgs
Spencer, MA55 contributions
Friends
We had an excellent experience with twenty one people. Everyone's meals were terrific. The service and staff did an outstanding job.
Written May 10, 2016
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Jebediah_Solomon
Hong Kong, China307 contributions
Couples
This little pier has the charms and a nice view looking back on San Francisco and of the nearby cruise ships. Do not go during the day as it can get hot but at sunset when locals come out and fishermen actually fish (and catch many fish) at the pier. I'd recommend a visit as you stop by the ferry building , the exoloratorium or as you walk along the Embarcadero.
Written March 30, 2016
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bbb57aolcom
san francisco1,129 contributions
Solo
I was surprised that this was actually worth seeing --- so first off it is a nice wooden pier --- nothing more --- you are not going for the pier.

Second --- the views of Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island and the East Bay are nice but nothing remarkable --- you are not going for that either.

What is special is the people on the pier (people fishing; relaxing) and the views of the city from the end of the pier --- that makes it special and worth the extra time and effort. As anyone in San Francisco knows, there are plenty of overhead wires making all of your photos less than spectacular. From here, though, I got gorgeous views of both Coit Tower and the Pyramid.

I recommend this 5 minute walk to the end of the pier as part of the Embarcadero walk; not many people walk on this pier so it is a nice find --- thank you trip advisor writers.
Written June 20, 2014
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Tom M
Seattle, WA22 contributions
Business
The Embarcadero can be very busy with tourists, joggers, cyclists, etc. The pier offers a nice respite from all the traffic as it juts out into the bay. With nice views of the Bay Bridge and the bay, it's a nice walk to the end and to stop and relax, even if just for a a short time.
Written May 13, 2019
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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7,890 contributions
Couples
Nice walking area with great views. Places to eat are also available in this area. Enjoyable when not over-crowded.
Written February 19, 2018
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1974AAUU
Santiago, Chile360 contributions
Solo
Great Bay Bridge and harbour views during day and night time. Benches. Lamps. Romantic. Relaxed. Enjoyable.
Written November 2, 2017
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Enhan
329 contributions
Solo
Pier 7 is THE place that provides a obstacle-free view towards the harbour front and the bridge. It is not as crowded as Ferry Building. I would recommend that instead of eating at Ferry Building, to-go and eat it here. If the weather permits, sit back relax and enjoy the view. It is quiet; an escape from the hustle and bustle of Ferry Building.
Written September 3, 2016
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