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California Piers and Wharves
Listed by Length in Feet
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a list of the 30 longest California piers and wharves, in the Pacific Ocean, listed by length in feet. The date of opening is given, as well as the type of pier, either wooden or concrete.


Piers Listed by Length
Piers Listed from North to South

30

100

60

30

80

80

30

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Longest California Piers and Wharves - Pacific Ocean
Listed by Length
Pier Name/ Location
Length in
Feet
Latest
Version
Opened

  Type of Pier - Notes

  1. San Mateo Fishing Pier (old bridge)

4,135
1972

Concrete - Primarily a fishing pier. In San Francisco Bay - NOT in the Pacific Ocean

  2. Berkeley Pier

3,000
1926

Concrete - the pier is actually much longer, but not open to the public. Primarily a fishing pier. In San Francisco Bay - NOT in the Pacific Ocean

  3. Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

2,745
1914

Wooden - Longest wooden pier in CA
Longest Pacific Ocean Pier of any type

  4. Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego

1,971
1966

Concrete - Longest in Southern California - San Diego County

  5. Stern's Wharf

1,950
1872

Wooden - Santa Barbara County

  6. Oceanside Pier

1,942
1987

Wooden - San Diego County

  7. Huntington Beach Pier

1,856
1992

Concrete - Orange County

  8. Seal Beach Pier

1,835
1995

Wooden - Orange County

  9. Avila Beach Pier

1,685
??

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

10. Ventura County Pier

1,620
1996

Wooden, with new steel pilings, originally 1,958 feet long

11. Imperial Beach Pier

1,491
1963

Concrete - San Diego County

12. Goleta Pier

1,450
1980s

Wooden - Santa Barbara County

13. Port Hueneme Pier

1,400
1999

Wooden - Ventiura County

14. Newport Beach Pier

1,322
??

Wooden - Orange County

15. Pacifica Pier

1,320
1973

Concrete - "1/4 mile" - a fishing pier - San Mateo County

16. Port San Luis Pier

1,320
??

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

17. San Clemente Pier

1,296
1985

Wooden - Orange County

18. Pismo Beach Pier

1,250
1986

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

19. Cabrillo Pier, San Pedro

1,200
1988

Concrete - Los Angeles County

20. Scripps Pier, La Jolla

1,090
1988

Concrete - San Diego County (Private)

21. Santa Monica Pier

1,080
1988

Wooden, with new steel pilings - Los Angeles County

22. Hermosa Beach Pier

1,000
1914

Concrete - Los Angeles County

23. Cayucos Pier, Morro Bay

953
??

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

24. Manhattan Beach Pier

928
1920

Concrete - Los Angeles County

25. Balboa Pier, Newport Beach

920
1906

Wooden - Orange County

26. B Street Pier, Crescent City

900
1989

Wooden - Del Norte County

27. Crystal Pier, San Diego

872
1936

Wooden - cabins to sleep in over the water - San Diego County

28. San Simeon Pier

850
1983

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

29. Malibu Pier

780
2003

Wooden - Los Angeles County

30. Point Arena Pier

330
1984

Concrete and steel - Wood pier destroyed 1983

31. Dana Harbor Pier

150
1988

Wooden - Orange County

Several Southern California sites erroneously claim the longest pier.
Many of these piers suffered substantial damage in the El Niño of 1983,
and other years, and required major repairs.

250 - 750

50

50

400


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.California Piers and Wharves - Pacific Ocean -
Listed from North to South

  Length Rank/ Pier Name/ Location

Length in
Feet
Latest
Version
Opened

  Type of Pier - Notes

Del Norte County

26. B Street Pier, Crescent City

900
1989

Northern most in California - Protected by substantial sea wall

Mendocino County

30. Point Arena Pier

330
1984

Concrete and steel - Wood pier destroyed 1983

San Mateo County

15. Pacifica Pier

1,320
1973

Concrete - "1/4 mile" - a fishing pier - San Mateo County

Santa Cruz County

  3. Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

2,745
1914

Wooden - Longest wooden pier in CA
Longest Pacific Ocean Pier of any type

Monterey County

xx. Monterey Municipal Pier

1,000+
???

Wooden - Monterey County (length not specified)

xx. Monterey Fisherman's Wharf

???
???

Wooden - Monterey County (length not specified)

xx. Monterey Coast Guard Pier

1,000+
1996

Wooden - Monterey County (length not specified)

San Luis Obispo County

28. San Simeon Pier

850
1983

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

23. Cayucos Pier, Morro Bay

953
??

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

16. Port San Luis Pier

1,320
??

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

  9. Avila Beach Pier

1,685
??

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

18. Pismo Beach Pier

1,250
1986

Wooden - San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara County

12. Goleta Pier

1,450
1980s

Wooden - Santa Barbara County

  5. Stern's Wharf

1,950
1872

Wooden - Santa Barbara County

Ventura County

10. Ventura County Pier

1,620
1996

Wooden, with new steel pilings, originally 1,958 feet long

13. Port Hueneme Pier

1,400
1999

Wooden - Ventiura County

Los Angeles County

29. Malibu Pier

780
2003

Wooden - Los Angeles County

21. Santa Monica Pier

1,080
1988

Wooden - Los Angeles County, with new steel pilings

24. Manhattan Beach Pier

928
1920

Concrete - Los Angeles County

22. Hermosa Beach Pier

1,000
1914

Concrete - Los Angeles County

19. Cabrillo Pier, San Pedro

1,200
1988

Concrete - Los Angeles County

Orange County

  8. Seal Beach Pier

1,835
1995

Wooden - Orange County

  7. Huntington Beach Pier

1,856
1992

Concrete - Orange County

14. Newport Beach Pier

1,322
??

Wooden - Orange County

25. Balboa Pier, Newport Beach

920
1906

Wooden - Orange County

31. Dana Harbor Pier

150
1988

Wooden - Orange County

17. San Clemente Pier

1,296
1985

Wooden - Orange County

San Diego County

20. Scripps Pier, La Jolla

1,090
1988

Concrete - San Diego County (Private)

  4. Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego

1,971
1966

Concrete - San Diego County - Longest in Southern California

  6. Oceanside Pier

1,942
1987

Wooden - San Diego County

27. Crystal Pier, San Diego

872
1936

Wooden - San Diego County - sleeping cabins over the water

11. Imperial Beach Pier

1,491
1963

Concrete - San Diego County

250 - 750

50

50

400


Have I made an error?
Do YOU have a different length from another authority?

Sometimes I had to pick between 2 different numbers.

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