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Old 23-08-2009, 14:51   #1
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Oceanside or Dana Point?

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Making my first trip to Catalina the first week in September and am considering whether to stop on the way up at Oceanside or Dana Point. Which is a better harbor to stop at? Accessiblilty of moorings/slips? Day life? Night life? I am not committed to stopping on the way up, but will likely need to refuel my 6hp outboard. Thoughts? Thanks
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Old 23-08-2009, 15:48   #2
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O'side or Dana

Despite having had a slip for over 10 years in Oceanside I would spend my time in Dana Point. The guest slips are much better, there wind is more consistent, better selection of restaurants and bars and finally there is a Ralph's within walking distance.

Oh, one more thing. The ladies that run the Oceanside Harbor Masters office treat slip holders and visitors like crap.

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Dana Point

Lots of good restaurants. Good showers. Trader Joe's close by too.
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