Point Harbor is located 8 miles Northwest of San Mateo Point at the southern
end of a high ridge with ragged sandstone cliffs rising to 220'.
Outlying rocks and rocky ledges extend seaward including San Juan Rock
which is 10' at mean high tide and about 50' long, is 1020' south of the
highest point of the bluff. Rocks extend offshore about 350 yards and are
marked by a lighted red whistle buoy. Definitely check your nav charts
for accurate details!
entrance is from the East between two jetties that are marked by lights
with the fog horn and radio beacon on the South jetty.. A red nun
buoy marks a submerged rock 7' under about 900' Northeast of the South
light. There is also a green buoy off Southwest of the outside jetty light.
When entering the harbor, care should be taken to remain clear of these dangers,
particularly during low tides and/or periods of heavy southeast swell.
The last published depths were 14.4 feet (15 feet at midchannel) in the entrance,
8.2 feet at midchannel in the channel that leads west-northwest to the west basin, except for shoaling to 0.6 feet in the left outside quarter of the channel opposite
daybeacon 14; the entrance channel to the east basin had a depth of 10.2 feet,
in 2002. There are plans to dredge the entire harbor.
A speed limit of 5 mph is enforced in Dana Point Harbor. A swimming area, marked by private buoys, is in the northwest corner of the harbor.
33°27.4'N - 117°41.4'W
Fog Horn: 1 blast every 10 seconds
(1 second blast)
A road bridge divides the East basin and the West basin. The middle span
is 45' and mean high tide clearance
is 20'. The bridge is lighted.
There are a number of racing buoys located in Capistrano Bay as well as
2 sewer outflow marks.
is a sandy shoal in the Southwest corner of the West turning basin that
is uncovered at low tide. This is called the "Shoal" or the
there is a submerged rock just inside the north jetty just inside the harbor
Dana Point to Avalon -
Avalon to Dana Point -
Dana Point to San
San Diego to Dana
Dana Point to
Oceanside to Dana
Point-298 22 miles
Dana Point to
Newport to Dana
Dana Point to Long
Beach-290 Long Beach
to Dana Point-290 28 miles
Again, this is for
general purposes and in NO case should any of the above information be
used for navigation! Charts are available everywhere and you should