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noun - A pier-to-pier swim is a point-to-point open water swimming competition from one pier to another pier along the coast. There are many pier-to-pier open water swims or around-the-pier open water swims along the coast of California. Pier-to-pier swims are related to but dissimilar from around-the-pier swims.


The Newport pier-to-pier swim is a charity swim for the local lifeguards.

Types of Open Water Swim Courses[edit]

Piers in California[edit]

Southern California

  • Coronado Ferry Landing, San Diego
  • Crystal Pier, San Diego County
  • San Clemente Pier, Orange County
  • Manhattan Beach Pier, Los Angeles County
  • Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
  • Balboa Pier, Newport Beach
  • Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, Long Beach
  • Hermosa Beach pier, Hermosa Beach
  • Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach
  • Newport Pier, Newport Beach
  • Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego
  • Oceanside Pier, Oceanside
  • Redondo Beach pier, Redondo Beach
  • Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
  • Broadway Pier, San Diego
  • Malibu Pier, Malibu
  • Catalina Island Pier, Catalina Island
  • Pacific Beach Pier, San Diego
  • Seal Beach Pier, Seal Beach
  • Venice Pier, Venice

Central California

  • Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo
  • Port Hueneme, Venture
  • Port San Luis (Harford) Pier, San Luis Obispo County
  • San Simeon Pier, San Luis Obispo County
  • Sea Cliff State Park Pier, Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz
  • Still Water Cove Pier, Monterey County
  • Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
  • Ventura Pier, Ventura
  • Avila Pier, Avila
  • Cayucos Pier, San Luis Obispo
  • Goleta Pier, Goleta

Northern California

  • Capitola, Monterey Bay
  • Monterey, Monterey
  • San Mateo Pier, San Mateo
  • Pier 41, San Francisco
  • Elephant Rock Pier, Tiburon
  • Point Pinole Pier, Richmond
  • Trinidad Pier, Humboldt County
  • B Street Pier, Crescent City
  • Alameda Mole, Alameda
  • Berkeley Pier, Berkeley
  • Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco
  • Oakland Long Wharf, Oakland
  • Pacifica Pier, Pacifica
  • Pier 39, San Francisco
  • Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz

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