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Marina del Rey

Overview, Navigation, Hazards

Marina del Rey is a large manmade small-craft harbor. It has a capacity for over 6,000 pleasure craft. A detached arch shaped breakwater, approximately 1/2nm facing south-west, parallels the shore, just to seaward of the jetties, protecting the channel entrance. Entrance via both North and South entrances. Shoaling conditions may exist in the winter at both entrances.  Shoal buoys have been placed to mark the shoaling hazard.  In the winter months, the marina is subject to low tides.

The marina consists of eight basins lettered A-H.  Average harbor depth is 15-20 feet. The harbor is administered by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.  The Harbormaster, under the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, has an office on the E side of the bend in the entrance channel, providing 24 hour service.  The Sheriff's Department can be reached by radiotelephone VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at 310 823-7762.

Harbor Location:  North Entrance: N33° 57.826' / W118° 27.883';  South Entrance: N33° 57.465'/W118° 27.592'. Refer to Chart 18748 - El Segundo and Approaches, 1:15,000.

Lights, Fog Signals

North Breakwater Flashing Red 6 Seconds "2" / North Jetty Flashing Green 4 Seconds "3"

South Breakwater: Flashing Green 6 Seconds "1" / South Jetty: Flashing Red 4 Seconds "4"

Fog horn and radio beacon are located at the end of the north jetty with 2 second blast sounded every 20 seconds, recognizable up-to 1/4 mile from the harbor entrance.

Harbor, Guest Slips

Guest docks are available at Burton Chace Park, located between Basin A and Basin B.  Boaters must register at the Marina Guest Dock Office, located in the Chace Park Community Center, open daily between 8am-10pm. For information, call 310 305-9595.

Overnight docks are available for up to 7 days within a 30 day period.  Overnight guest dock fees are $1.00 per foot per night.

Yacht Clubs

Useful Links

Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau

Visit Marina del Rey

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center Webcam

NOAA Chart Viewer - Chart 18744

Google Maps

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