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Los Angeles
Port of Entry
33°44.200'N, 118°09.600'W Chart icon.png

The history and background of Long Beach, California is best observed on Wikipedia

In recent years, the City of Long Beach has undergone substantial urban redevelopment which started with the revitalization of the Long Beach waterfront including the building of Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Marina. Today, visitors to Long Beach will find a colorful, vibrant and tourist friendly atmosphere with an endless array of sites, stores, restaurants and entertainment coupled with free public transportation on the water and off. Visit Long Beach


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Located within Long Beach Harbor are four man made islands built by the oil consortium THUMS. These islands were built to resemble resort islands to blend in with the surrounding coastal environment. THUMS is a model operation that demonstrates how technology can be used to mitigate the impact of oil operations on sensitive environments. THUMS derived its name from the original consortium of Texaco, Humble, Unocal, Mobil and Shell that operated the field.

The four islands, Grissom, White, Chaffee and Freeman, were named after the first astronauts who died in the line of duty early in the U.S. space program. Located between a few hundred yards to 1.5 miles offshore in Long Beach Harbor, they provide a safe haven for vessel anchorage.


  • Shoreline Amateur Radio Association. The Shoreline Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is a group of Shoreline members who are, or want to be licensed Amateur Radio Operators dedicated to serving Shoreline Yacht Club and the local community through communication and education. SARA operates and maintains Amateur Radio Station K6SYC at Shoreline Yacht Club. SARA also maintains SYC's Marine Radio station, KYL910, in support of SYC's on-the-water activities. SARA also maintains the new K6SYC weather station at the Yacht Club

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For entrance details see United States.

(05/23/2007) From the Official Webpage

How do I report? Arrivals may be made at any of the locations below. Call the phone number in advance of your arrival to receive specific reporting instructions: Phone-in Arrivals: (562) 366-3200

What information do I have to have when I call? Vessel masters must have the following information available:

  • Name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number)
  • Name of the boat and/or boat registration number
  • CBP user fee decal number (if 30 feet or longer)
  • Homeport and current location
  • Return contact number.

Reporting Locations

  • Long Beach/Los Angeles Area Arrivals: Regular hours of service are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Parker’s Lighthouse. 435 Shoreline Village Drive, Waterfront, Long Beach, CA
    • Pier 202, 1250 Pier F Street, Long Beach, CA
  • Port Hueneme/Ventura Area Arrivals: Regular hours of service are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Ventura Harbormaster Dock. 1603 Anchorsway Drive, Ventura, CA


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Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Shoreline Marina (Guest mooring location in blue)
Alamitos Bay Marina (Alamitos Bay Marina)

The Long Beach Shoreline (Downtown) Marina opened in 1982 and has 1844 slips for recreational boaters. During 2005 & 2006, Shoreline received a complete renovation with the building of state-of-the-art docks and slips, with cable TV and wireless internet. Shoreline Marina is located between the Queen Mary and the Long Beach Convention Center, in the heart of downtown Long Beach.


The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have set aside many safe areas for vessel anchorage.

Yacht Repairs and Services

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Marine Stores

  • Quantum Sails, 222 West "D" Street, Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA 90744. Ph:310 518 2842, Email
  • Marina Shipyard, 6400 Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803. Ph:(562) 594-0995, Email. Haul out, full boatyard services & Chandlery.
  • The Captain's Locker, 194 N Marina Dr Ste 100, Long Beach, CA 90803, Phone: (562) 598-6611


Fuel, Water, & Electricity

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Things to do Ashore


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Things to Do

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Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal



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Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot|Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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