Huntington Beach, California


Huntington Beach

The harbor first opened its facilities in 1969. Prior to that, the area was an undeveloped natural waterway adjacent to the huge wildlife area that is still untouched. Sunset Bay as it was called was first thought to be a potential recreation site in 1957 and was surveyed in 1958 for feasibility.  By 1961 the necessary steps had been taken to assure that this would be a future harbor.  Originally, 64 acres of this area belonged to the federal government and was part of the Naval Ammunition Station in Seal Beach.

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Huntington Beach


Latitude: 33º 43.790’N, 118º 04.990’W  |  Chart:  18749

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Service Phone Hours Contact
Harbor Patrol 562.592.2869 24 HOURS VHF-16
Guest Slips 562-592-2833 24 HOURS x

Vistor Berths

Sunset Marina Park  includes a 276 slip marina, a public boat launch ramp with multiple lanes, boat and trailer parking, car parking areas, a boat repair yard and public picnic areas.  There are no specific operating hours for the harbor itself, but a 10:00 p.m.  curfew law is enforced at all beaches.  Centrally located restrooms and picnic shelters are provided for public convenience. For guest slip and temporary anchorage information, boaters should call the Harbor Patrol office in Sunset Beach at: (562) 592-2869.

Harbor Patrol

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol office is located within the confines of the Sunset Marina Park at the West end of Orange County. This area was originally known as Sunset Aquatic park. The Harbor Patrol is staffed 24 hours a day and is located in a temporary facility near the public boat launch ramp.  They monitor VHF Channel 16, or can be reached by telephone at (562) 592-2869

Marine Facilities

Launch Ramp
The Sunset Huntington Harbor Launch Ramp is located in Huntington Harbor. Exit I-405 at Bolsa Chica, go west to Edinger Ave., turn right and continue to the marina. Entry requires $7 to feed the machine at the gate. Open 24 hours a day. There are seven lanes leading from a paved parking lot. Two long loading docks makes loading and unloading easy. Engine flushout, only, is available in rear of large parking lot – 50 cents for 10minutes. Overnight (one night) usage is included with paid entry. Additional nights are $5 payable at the office.  After exiting Anaheim Bay, Bill’s Bait has a receiver just inside the east end of the Long Beach Breakwater. Try VHF channel 11 to contact the barge for bait and fishing information.  This area is under the jurisdiction of the County of Orange Harbors, Beaches and Parks.
Pump Out Stations
Fuel Dock
Mariners Point
15922 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Phone: 562-592-4975
BoatU.S. discounts: $0.05 off per gallon of fuel  Credit cards: MC and Visa
Mariners Point full-service fuel dock sells Shell Oil products, diesel, regular or super gasoline. Oil changes, tank cleaning, and fuel polishing are done quickly and efficiently. On site convenience store serves soft drinks, beer, wine, snacks, bait and tackle. Marina Manager: Scott Lindenblatt
Approach: Upon entering the Anaheim Bay entrance, turn SE toward the U.S. Rt 1 Bridge. After going under the bridge, look to starboard for the Shell Oil sign and the BoatU.S. Cooperating Marina flag.
VHF: 16
Hours: Summer: 6am-6pm; Winter: 7am-5 pm
Docks: floating
Bait & Ice

Harbor Information

Entrance to the harbor is through Anaheim Bay.  There are restrictions on the area.  Check with your charts.  Because of the PCH bridge, sailboats must have a tabernacled mast and have it down to pass.  Stay to the center of the channels as depth shallows sharply on either side dissolving into marsh.  Speed limits within the harbor are 5 knots. There is no towing allowed unless previously arranged with the Harbor Patrol.

CHECK YOUR CHARTS!, #18746 & 18749


Useful Links

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