Pillar Point Harbor (buy fish, eat fish, more fun!)

Pillar Point Harbor Map
Pic of Pillar Point Harbor from Robert E. Nylund — Personal Photos. Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Matt.T using CommonsHelper.
Fish for sale on Johnson Pier of Pillar Point Harbor, March 7, 2021
Pic of the fish available at Pillar Point Harbor, October 16, 2021
Pirate in front of Ketch Joanne Restaurant in Pillar Point Harbor

Brunch at Barbara’s Fishtrap

Another time we had 11am brunch at Barbara’s Fishtrap at 281 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019We ordered from the takeout window seen below…

Lunch at Sam’s Chowder House

You can walk south along the shoreline just past the Half Moon Bay Kayak Company to a set of steps leading from the sand to the back entrance of Sam’s Chowder House and Oyster Bar (4210 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay). There are several inviting seating areas that are protected from wind by glass dividers, and heated by heat lamps if needed.

Pillar Point Harbor Beach

Right below Sam’s Chowderhouse is Pillar Point Harbor Beach. It’s a beach between jetties and attracts a bunch of kayakers, crabbers, clammers and fishing folks.

Kayakers at Pillar Point Beach Harbor
One entrance to Pillar Point Beach Harbor (it’s the one right next to the RV Camping area)
Here’s a stone jetty that a bunch of people fish and crab from.
Some crabs that a family caught within the rocks of the jetty (they caught them with balloon string tied to a chicken leg!)
  • Park on the street in front of Sam’s and you can walk down to the beach (Pillar Point Harbor Beach ( where people clam and fish off the rocky jetty pier) and eat at Sam’s later.
  • The beach next to Pillar Point Harbor Beach (south of it) is called Surfer’s Beach and is popular with surfers.
  • Mavericks Beach is nearby to Pillar Point Harbor — Check out our “Hike to Mavericks Beach”

Get Coffee/Pastries at The Press (in El Granada)

We wanted a soy latte for Rob so we headed over to The Press in El Granada just a minute down the road (107 Sevilla Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019).

Next Time in Pillar Point Harbor

Next time we go to Pillar Point Harbor we’d like to bike the California Coastal Trail (you can walk too).



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