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Boating on the California Coast is a special experience. California is lucky to have an irregular coastline with large bays, harbors, river estuaries, and protected coves. Marinas along this shoreline offer services, moorage, and protection from storms for yachts and sailboats. If you are just passing through, call ahead to make sure they have temporary docks, fuel, or other services you might require.

Here is a list of the coastal counties of California with links to the state agency that tracks the public and private marinas, yacht clubs, fuel docks, boat launches, and other boating-related facilities.

San Diego County

Orange County

Los Angeles County (including Catalina Island)

Ventura County

Santa Barbara County

San Luis Obispo County

Monterey County

Santa Cruz County

San Mateo County

San Francisco

Santa Clara County

Alameda County

Contra Costa County

Solano County

Napa County

Marin County

Sonoma County

Mendocino County

Humboldt County

Del Norte County