List of piers that are closed —

Ken Jones

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#1
I will update as I receive information. Others?

San Diego County — Imperial Beach Pier, Coronado Ferry Landing Pier, Bayside Park Pier (Chula Vista), Pepper Park Pier (National City), Embarcadero Park Pier, Shelter Island Pier, Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier, Oceanside Pier, Oceanside Harbor Pier

Orange County — San Clemente Pier, Newport Pier, Balboa Pier, Huntington Beach Pier, Seal Beach Pier

Los Angeles County — Belmont Veterans Pier, Cabrillo Pier, Redondo Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach Pier, Santa Monica Pier, Malibu Pier

Ventura County — Port Hueneme Pier

Santa Barbara County —

San Luis Obispo County — Pismo Beach Pier, Port Harford Pier (Port San Luis), San Simeon Pier

Santa Cruiz County — Seacliff Pier, Capitola Wharf

San Mateo County — Pacifica Pier

San Francisco Bay Area — Fort Point Pier (?), SF Muni Pier (?), Pier 7 (?), Oyster Point, Fort Baker Pier (?), Paradise Park Pier, McNear Park Pier. All bay jetties closed.

North Coast — Crescent City B St. Pier & Citizen's Dock still open 4/2.
 
#8
San Francisco Bay Area— Fort Point Pier (?), SF Muni Pier (?), Pier 7 (?), Oyster Point, Fort Baker Pier?
Just a guess, but it's likely the next piers to close will be Fort Point (Torpedo Wharf), and Fort Baker. The key factor seems to be access to parking. As long as there's plenty of parking nearby, those piers will draw anglers like a magnet.

Whereas the piers along the San Francisco Embarcadero may be spared for a time due to lack of parking in the area. Although one local fishermen told me that when he arrived at Pier 7 this morning, there were signs posted reminding fishermen to stay six feet apart.
 
#9
As of yesterday, 3/26, Ventura State Beach is closed to vehicular traffic. Since the Ventura Pier parking lot is part of the state beach, this probably closes the pier for most fishermen. I have not found any notices about the pier itself.
 
#12
Still can't figure out the logic rationals in some big brass officials' brains relating "a-lonely-soul-surf-fisherman-doing-his-solitude-things-alone-with his-fishing pole-on-a-beach"and the seemingly over-kill roaring sounds concerning the on-going Corona virus these days... Can you, anyone, fellow fishermen ???
 
#13
Still can't figure out the logic rationals in some big brass officials' brains relating "a-lonely-soul-surf-fisherman-doing-his-solitude-things-alone-with his-fishing pole-on-a-beach"and the seemingly over-kill roaring sounds concerning the on-going Corona virus these days... Can you, anyone, fellow fishermen ???
The issue isn't the fisherman out on his own on the beach. It is the number of people who want to escape to the beach, and can't seem to maintain social distance. As usual, it is the behavior of a minority (though in this case a sizeable minority) that limits those that follow the less restrictive rules.