Yep, here in our area of southern california
Marina is going to be totally rebuilt, docks, shops, bars, etc, and it look like the liveaboards will be highly curtailed, and there is a huge waiting list.
You can anchor overnight at the far west end anchorage, I do not believe in the old days that we had to pay for anchoring. If we wanted a guest slip, then we had to check in the with harbor dept and pay a slip fee. If you are a member
of a yacht club, Dana Point
Yacht Club honors recips and no charge.
We also have people who are illegally living aboard
, some with power boats with no engines, and you know what happens to their human waist...since they cannot get to a pump out station, and want to be low on the radar
so they do not have a pump out boat come by.
Bay ....has a visitors anchorage about three quarters of the distance of the main channel....total 3.2 NM. Usually single
hook, but that can vary. I do not believe there is a charge, but also they may be a time limit. The harbies patrol all of the different channels and keep close attention as to what is going on.
Due to our west coast
shores being open to the prevailing westerly winds, generally you will not be anchoring in an open road stead.
... Some Anchoring in Two Harbors, out side of the mooring field. but it is deep, with the exception of a bit more shallow anchoring in LITTLE FISHERMANs.
....We did not allow our club boats, anchoring off the Casino, due to depth
, rocks, kelp and anchors dragging. Plus the protected dive area. And the harbor dept is not resoponsible for anchored vessels dragging, and that does happen quite often.
Fact is, we used to anchor at Two Harbors , but in our old age we just do not want to mess with dragging anchors, late arrivals and not proper swing room..... We just pay the mooring fee, and have peace of mind, and no problems.
There are other anchorages not in Avalon
or Two Harbors, along the down wind
coast that you can anchor...but most are fairly deep .
Suggest you get a cruising guide or sailing directions and refer to those for the entire west coast of California
...and off shore islands, like the channel islands off Ventura .
Personally, we have been sailing these local waters for 35 years, and our interest has fallen off .....During those years, we also were bare boating Australia
, The Caribbean
, and Greece
The last few years not much local sailing but we chose to bare boat internationally, and if were were cruising for an extended time on our own monohull
, we would totally enjoy sailing the Caribbean
, The Bahamas
, The British and U.S. Virgin Islands
, the Windwards and Grenadines, and the French West Indies and beyond.
Just our thoughts,
Denny and Erica