Aquatic Park Pier – Is Now Closed Due to Safety Concerns

Municipal Pier at Aquatic Park is closed due to safety concerns.

Date Posted: 12/1/2022

Alert 1, Severity closure, Municipal Pier at Aquatic Park is closed due to safety concerns.
Municipal Pier is closed permanently. After a safety review with the U.S. Public Health Service, it was determined that the deterioration of Municipal Pier in Aquatic Park Cove is unsafe for public use.

Your San Francisco cheap thrill this week is the Fishing Pier at Aquatic Park. This is a public fishing pier at the end of Van Ness Street. In the winter people fish for crabs. At certain times of year large flounders have been caught.  Surely strippers and salmon but I have not even attempted such sport.  To me The Aquatic Park Pier is simply a really cool place for a short walk to take in views of the bay. Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sauselito, Alcatraz and Angel Island. You also have a good view of the East Bay Hills. Then  by the time you get to the end of the pier,  when you look south, you are treated with stunning views of the city – Aquatic Park. Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, Nob Hill and North Beach.

The Aquatic Park Pier is almost a hundred years old and in quite the disrepair; it is basically crumbling into the bay. Just watch your step and avoid the yellow tape and  you will be fine. The pier is a cool place to just chill and get away from world, maybe sing some Otis Redding.

Admission: Free
Hours: Open dawn to dusk, year-round