Pillar Point Harbor West Trail Living Shoreline

Restoration of an eroded area of the West Trail using an engineered dune feature to provide a safe path to the Mavericks Beach Area in San Mateo County.

The project area has experienced chronic coastal erosion, resulting in degradation of the existing Pillar Point Harbor West Trail and creating hazardous conditions for trail users.

To protect and stabilize the trail, the project includes the construction of a nourished beach with an elevated dune adjacent to, and east of, 300 feet of the trail. Buried beneath the surface of the shoreline and dune is a cobble berm and two rock fingers extending perpendicular from the trail.

Project Partners Include: San Mateo County Harbor District and the California Coastal Commission

Project Status

Implemented

Point of Contact

James Pruett, San Mateo Harbor District

jpruett@smharbor.com

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