Pillar Point Harbor is a boat harbor created by a riprap jetty in San Mateo County, California in El Granada. The contemporary hamlet is the site of a small cluster of resort hotels and restaurants, and the harbor is now used largely by pleasure craft.
The site was originally inhabited by the Ohlone people in prehistoric times, and a number of recorded shipwrecks occurred in the immediate area. The harbor facilities are managed by the San Mateo County Harbor District. In the late-1980s a master plan was developed for the Harbor. The Harbor is situated at the extreme north edge of the city of Half Moon Bay and at the southern edge of the unincorporated community of El Granada. Historically this area has simply been called Pillar Point.
In January of 2010, Alec Viera and Travis Neal went with their older sisters and their older sisters' friends to El Granada. They looked at the boats in Pillar Point Harbor and watched crabs wrestle in a fisherman's cooler. They bought some crabs and brought them home to Alec's House.