Cabrillo Beach, California


Cabrillo Beach | San Pedro

Cabrillo Beach is a historic beach located in San Pedro, Los Angeles California. It is named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer who was the first to sail up the California coast. Cabrillo has two separate beach areas. It is also home to a few famous landmarks, namely the 1.75 mile Los Angeles Breakwater which ends at the Angel’s Gate Lighthouse, the recently restored Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse, and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Cabrillo Beach


Latitude: 33°72.21’N – 118°28.24”W  |  Chart:  18746

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Service Phone Hours Contact
Harbor Patrol 310.732.3500 24 HOURS VHF-16
Guest Slips 310.732.2252 24 HOURS x

Vistor Berths

Al Larson Marina – Guest slips: open. Length: 25-55 ft. Moorings also available. (310) 832-0526.
Cabrillo Marina – Guest slips.  (310) 732-2252
Cabrillo Way Marina – (310) 514-4985
California Yacht Marina – Guest slips. (310) 834-7113
Cerritos Yacht Anchorage – Guest slips. (310) 834-4737.
Holiday Harbor Marina –  Guest slips. (310) 835-3952
Holiday Harbor-Cabrillo Marina – Guest slips.  (310) 833-4468
Island Yacht Anchorage #1 and #2 – Guest slips. (310) 830-1111
Leeward Bay –   (310) 830-5621
Lighthouse Yacht Landing – guest slips available. (310) 834-9595
Newmarks Yacht Centre –  (310) 834-5016
Pacific Yacht Landing –  (310) 830-0260
Yacht Haven Marina –  Guest slips. (310) 834-6892

Anchorage Information

Four mooring buoys are offered in the inner harbor at Cabrillo for vessels up to 40 feet long. In the outer harbor, 14 mooring buoys for boats up to 50 feet long are available, however overnight mooring is not allowed

Marine Facilities

Launch Ramp
There is a boat ramp at Cabrillo Beach, just west of the marina on Stephen White Drive.  It is open 24 hours and has trailer parking , boat wash facilities and restrooms.  It is run by the County of LA Department of Recreation and Parks.
Pump Out Stations
There is a pump out station in Cabrillo Marina and at the fuel dock and at many of the marinas in Wilmington.
Fuel Dock
There is a fuel at the Cabrillo Marine Fuel Dock Berth 31, 210 Whaler’s Walk, San Pedro
Bait & Ice
San Pedro Bait Barge

Harbor Information

The breakwater entrance to the western end of San Pedro Bay is Angel’s Gate marked  by the Los Angeles Lighthouse (33°42.5’N – 118°15.0”W).  This is within sight of San Pedro Hill which forms the western boundary of the bay, about 3.3 miles northwest of Point Fermin which is at 100′ above sea level and marked by a light at 120′.  Cabrillo is the first area to the west, then an short basin with the San Pedro Boat Works to the west, then the Main Channel leading to the West Basin, the Turning Basin, the East Basin Channel and Cerritos Channel.  Because this is a large, heavily trafficked working port, it is best to get out your charts and study them for a while before you depart.  Distances within the breakwater are deceiving, especially under sail and at night against the backdrop of a million white and yellow lights and frequent huge ships seemingly meandering around.

Useful Links

Heal the Bay | Rating A
Weather |
Sail Flow
Wikipedia | Cabrillo Beach

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