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Harbor Guide - Navigation

Fog Signal

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

Harbor Basins

Eight (8) basins lettered A through H are located in Marina del Rey.

Harbor Depth

The average harbor depth in Marina del Rey is 15-21 feet.

Hazards

Shoaling conditions can exist at both north and south jetties. Shoal buoys have been placed to warn boaters of entrance hazards and boats should not pass inside marked buoys.

Anchored vessels adjacent to Marina del Rey entrance pose another hazard to navigation in reduced visibility and extreme caution is advised when transiting this area.

During the winter months, you can expect very low tides. Prudent boaters should consult local Tide Tables whenever they expect to traverse hazardous areas prone to shoaling conditions.

Boaters may contact the Marina del Rey Sheriff's Station on VHF Marine Radio, Channel 16 or by telephone at 310 482 6000 for updated information on the entrance conditions.

Lat/Long Waypoints (North to South)

Note: Waypoints are approximate

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

 

Navigation Lights

South Jetty green light flashes every 4 seconds
South Breakwater red light flashes every 6 seconds
North Breakwater green light flashes every 6 seconds
North Jetty red light flashes every 4 seconds