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Recreational Courtesy Docks at Downtown Harbor

Downtown HarborThe Port of Los Angeles Downtown Harbor recreational courtesy docks are open to the public and available for free, short-term docking, daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please note the following rules and restrictions for the recreational courtesy docks at Downtown Harbor (Berth 85):

  • Usage of the recreational courtesy dock on a per vessel basis is limited to four hours in any 24-hour period.
  • Recreational vessels only (no commercial vessels, or passenger vessels for hire; no commercial activity permitted)
  • Vessel size limited to 100 feet and 100 gross registered tons
  • No vehicles permitted
  • No vessel repairs and no discharges of any type are permitted
  • Monopolizing space or taking up an unreasonable amount of space will not be permitted and vessels are prohibited from obstructing access by other vessels
  • No transfer of fish or merchandise of offensive or objectionable matter permitted

For more information about recreational courtesy docks, click here or contact the Wharfinger Division at (310) 732-3810 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Contact Los Angeles Port Police at (310) 732-3500 after hours and on weekends.

For boaters interested in extended stays, click here for a list of marinas in the Port of Los Angeles.

Click here for a copy of the Port of Los Angeles Mariners Guide.

Public Landings

Berth 84, south of the Los Angeles Maritime Musuem in San Pedro

Berth 186, Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington

Cabrillo Beach

Boat Launch

Cabrillo Beach features a paved, public boat launch. The boat launch ramp is best reached from Shoshonean Road off Via Cabrillo Marina. The beach lot is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and has trailer parking, boat wash facilities, and restrooms. Parking is $2/hour per vehicle and boat trailer with a maximum of $15 per day (cash only). Vehicles with a boat trailer attached may be left overnight at $15 per day. Personal vehicles without boat trailers may not be left overnight and may be towed if left past 10 p.m.

The Cabrillo Beach boat ramp is managed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.



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