In SD area Chula Vista has two marinas
and National City has one that allow/welcome liveaboards.
Chula Vista Marina : Boat Slips San Diego - Slip Fees for Chula Vista Marina in San Diego, CA | |
Attached to a RV Park, you can use the pool at the RV Park has a nice restaurant right there. There is a small city park close as well
CYM Chula Vista : https://cymchulavista.com/berth-info-new/
Nothing special, I lived aboard here for a year. No pool or much of anything amenity wise. There is a fairly inexpensive yacht club available to join if that's your thing. There is a also a city park close to this as well.
Pier 32 Marina : Slip Services | San Diego Marina | Pier 32 Marina - National City, San Diego, CA
Actually a fairly nice little place in opinion. Pool, putting green, city park, restaurant and other stuff all right there. Nothing else much around after that other than boat loads of new import
The first two places are literally at the end of the navigable part of the San Diego Bay basically. You actually have to stay in a small channel for the last couple of miles to get to the basin that both marinas share. It takes you at least two hours to get out to the ocean from these places. But quite honestly sailing south of the Coronado bridge is quite nice. There's usually not a lot of traffic at all (basically none) and the wind
is generally not blocked by point loma or the city of Coronado.
Pier 32 is next to a large marine
terminal that specializes in import
cars. But you only have like 2-3 minutes of channel motoring before you are out in the South San Diego Bay.
Its been my experience in the 3.5 years I've been in SD that these places ALWAYS have slips available.