Redondo Beach, California
King Harbor in Redondo Beach is a small craft harbor at the southern end of Santa Monica Bay, about 17 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. The harbor extends approximately 4,000 feet along the coast and is roughly 2,000 feet wide at the widest point. The harbor is separated into three basins, two large and one small, with a large entry channel. There are four marinas: King Harbor Marina, Redondo Beach Marina, Portofino Marina and Crown Plaza.
The boating basins consist of 4 marinas, two yacht clubs and the Portofino complex which houses offices, a hotel, apartments, restaurants, a conference center and the fuel docks. This area is surrounded by restaurants, parks and the pier, all within walking distance. The only drawback to visiting the harbor is that there are no public guest docks. The yacht clubs do offer reciprocal overnights however.
The harbor entrance is 600 feet wide, which is adequate for navigation of residential vessels but inside waters tend to get congested during summer weekends and holidays as does harbor access road traffic. Though protected to a great degree by the north and south breakwaters, during winter storm conditions, the harbor experiences increased wave activity, which in turn, increases the potential for damage to vessels in the entrance and navigation channel.
Latitude: 33 degrees, 50’4″N, 118 degrees, 23’7″W | Chart: 18744
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|Harbor Patrol||310.318.0362||24 HOURS||x|
|Guest Slips||310.376.6926||7AM TO 6PM||x|
|VHF Radio Channel||25, 85, and 87||24 HOURS||x|
There are no public guest slips, but if you are a yacht club member with reciprocals, King Harbor YC may be able to put you up. Redondo Beach Marina, is one of the four marinas in King Harbor. We are just two minutes to the mouth of the Harbor and Open Ocean. On premises we have two – five ton mechanical boat hoists. Our slips range from 20′ to 65′. Please make sure you call for slip availability, as our larger slips are generally full.
Weekend and weekday guest slips for brunch or lunch are generally available. Overnight transient slips must be reserved in advance. Our office ours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00 pm. We monitor VHF channel 5. Phone: (310) 374-3481 Fax: (310) 372-7779 e-mail: email@example.com
To get your boat into the water via the Boat Hoist, call Redondo Beach Marina at (310) 374-3481. The City of Redondo Beach offers boat hoist coupons to Redondo Beach residents with proof of boat registration. Coupons can be obtained at City Hall, Door E.The City also provides a Hand Launch behind Seaside Lagoon for smaller vessels. The hand launch can be accessed from the Redondo Beach Marina parking lot (behind Chillers), or by a small road on Portofino Way between the Seaside Lagoon and the Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant.
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On the right after entering the harbor at the first channel
The entrance is at the south end of the harbor between two lighted jetties with a lighted bell buoy 230 yards SSW of the exterior jetty. The channel is between 25 and 30 feet deep with the basins being about 8 feet. Identifying marks are the 8 smokestacks inshore of the harbor. The 4 big ones are at the north end of the harbor. There are 3 individual basins with the commercial basin being directly inside the jetty and Portofino and King Harbor basins being accessed off the main channel. This ends at Mole A where the King Harbor Yacht Club is located. Be aware that there may be some shoaling on the outer edge of the channel near Mole A.
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|Location||Lat. (N)||Long. (W)|
|Point Dume Buoy 12||33, 59.60||118, 48.30|
|Santa Monica Ent. Buoy 1||34, 00.20||118, 30.20|
|Venice Fishing Pier||33, 58.60||118, 28.20|
|Marina del Rey S. Breakwater Light 1||33, 57.50||118, 27.60|
|El Segundo Buoy 2 ES||33, 54.50||118, 27.50|
|King Harbor Buoy A||33, 50.50||118, 23.70|
|Point Vicente Light||33, 44.50||118, 24.60|
|Point Fermin Light||33, 42.30||118, 17.60|
King Harbor Marina
208 Yacht Club Way
Redondo Beach, California 90277
VHF Channel 16
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