We have heard only bad things about Embarcadero, break-ins and rowdy people, not to mention the sea lions hanging out on the west end of the jetty. They set up quite a racket all night long; I think they sleep during the day. We can hear them over at South Beach, and I can't imagine what its like over there.
Having said that, one of Hallie's cousins stays on his boat 3 nights a week at Embarcadero, and he is a sheriff. He says its ok most of the time, but he hasn't had any problems. Summer weekends can get loud, but part of that is proximity to the bars.
We have the Rogue brewery and restaurant here, as well as their distillery with a small pub right at the entrance to B Dock
, a much quieter, older crowd. Hal and I feel pretty young compared to the other sailboat owners.
Prices are low, I don't know what Embarcadero is charging
, but an annual lease
cost us only $1,500, including electricity. Free wi-fi too, but you need a signal enhancer if you are out as far as we are, near the end of the dock.
is pretty easy, and the prevailing wind
pushes you away from the upwind slip, my preference, so the boat isn't banging into the dock all night. There is a waiting list for the downwind slips, I understand, the powerboaters want docking
to be as easy as possible.
I hope these observations are helpful, and welcome to Newport! We will likely be in Newport ourselves during January, tho we have a ski trip planned for the end of Jan./early Feb.