Pillar Point Harbor
For a ride that allows close-up observation of life in a saltmarsh, take the West Shoreline Trail. A half-mile section of the paved Coastside Trail takes off to the south from the end of the harbor road, traveling along the harbor to El Granada Beach. A lovely way to end the day is to dine at one of the ocean-view restaurants on Capistrano Road.
West Shoreline Trail
Trailhead: At the parking lot off West Point Avenue
Length: 1-2 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
DescriptionAs you roll out on the trail, the restored saltmarsh is to your left, with the harbor beyond. Romeo Pier, a rickety green shed perched at its end, juts far out into the water. The Pillar Point Air Force Station, a radar facility atop a promontory, is above you to the right, surrounded by a fence and Monterey...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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Reviewed by Eileen Ecklund, July 22, 2012
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