HARBOR COMMISSION APPOINTS VIRGINIA CHANG KIRALY TO VACANCY ON BOARD...>Click here for more information
RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHERY CLOSURE...>Click here to see notice
JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT..click on any of the following to see reports:
For items previously located here, please see either Transparency or Employment on the left hand side.
December 5, 2015 for Oyster Point Marina Decorated Boat & Holiday Tree Ligbting
December 12, 2015 Pillar Point Harbor "Holiday Boat Ligbting" Event
January 30-February 6, 2016 "Crab Week" at Pillar Point Harbor Areas
SAN MATEO COUNTY HARBOR DISTRICT LAUNCHES LIMITED FREE WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AT PILLAR POINT HARBOR ...>Click here to view
FINAL BUDGET FOR 2015/2016...>Click here to view
STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN...> Under Development
NOTE: The San Mateo County Harbor District's Administration office has moved.
Effective June 1, 2015 our new address is:
Physical: 504 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94018
Mailing: PO Box 1449, El Granada, CA 94018
Phone Number: (650)583-4400 Fax Number (650)583-4611.
Past Events are now located Here
The map on the left shows where Oyster Point Marina and Pillar Point Harbor are located. Click on the map locations to get google directions.
The San Mateo County Harbor District, which runs Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton and Oyster Point Marina/Park in South San Francisco, was created by a County election in 1933. It was originally formed to build a harbor at Redwood City, but the Great Depression intervened.
Coastsiders then pushed to get a breakwater built at Pillar Point for a harbor of refuge for the fishing fleet. The Army Corps of Engineers began work on this breakwater after World War II and finally completed it in 1961. The Johnson Pier, docks and 369 berths, and the inner breakwater were built during the 1970's and 1980's. Pillar Point remains a major commercial and sport fishing harbor on California's central coast, and is host to many public events including the annual Mavericks surfing competition, the July 4th fireworks display, and the Christmas boat decorating contest.
The District took over operation of Oyster Point Marina/Park from the City of South San Francisco in 1977. It then completed construction of docks and 589 berths, a new breakwater, and onshore facilities during the 1980's. The District diversified this recreational marina bringing in ferryboat service (134 of 589 berths were removed to accommodate ferry service, resulting in 455 berths) to the East Bay, dining cruises, marine educational programs, and cooperation with the City on area redevelopment.