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Partners and Watercaft Resources
OK vacationers! This section is provided to you as a quick list of some of the many resources, partners and other team players that may benefit you as you plan your next personal watercraft outing.

The descriptions next to each resource were written just to provide you with high-level overview for the particular campground, ramp, marina or watercraft rental shop. If you are looking for more details about fees, facilities, amenities, services, things to do, etc., use the applicable link, phone number and/or address to connect you to a representative for the particular watercraft resource.

We are also interested in including other partners and watercraft resources in the Southern California region who have exemplified great customer service and have helped make your past watercraft experiences phenomenal. Feel free to use the email contact form to tell us about them.
Camp Grounds
Doheney State Beach
Located in Dana Point, this beach side campground is considered one of the most beautiful in Southern California. Tent, RV and trailer camping are available here. The marina, shopping marts and restaurants are all relatively close to the campground. There is also a baby beach, which is terrific for first timers to the ocean. The water is shallow and waveless. Kayak and boat rentals are also close by the campground. Amenities to the campground include: restrooms, hot showers, toilets and picnic tables.

25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-6172
Huntington Beach/ Bolsa Chica State Beach Campground
Nestled in the heart of Southern California, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington Beach offer the best local camping. Enjoy biking along the extensive biking trails, fishing, camping, the pier, restaurants, surfing, and shops. Amenities in the campground include fire rings, picnic tables, volleyball nets, hot showers, beach side cold showers, snack bar, and flushing toilets.

17851 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(800) 2323-2344
Huntington By The Sea Campground
For those who don't want to deal with the crowds at the Bolsa Chica and Huntington Campgrounds, consider staying at the Huntington By the Sea Campground. Only one block away from the beach, the stay is quieter and the amenities are a lot more plentiful; however, you do give up the close proximity to the beach. Amenities to this park include a laundry, cable TV hookups, leveled spots, family park, pool, spa, and recreation room. The facility only offers RV and trailers in the park - no tent camping is available. The campground is priced a little higher than the state campgrounds.

21871 Newland St
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(800) 439-3486, (714) 536-8316
Newport Dunes Campground
The campground sits in the waveless bay of Newport Beach. While not on the true ocean, Newport Beach is only a short drive or bike ride away. Because of its bay side location, the campground is shielded from the colder beach breezes, allowing it to stay warmer in winter months. Activities include: swimming, kayaking, pedal boating, sail boating and wind surfing. Shopping, restaurants, and other activities are also close by. The campground is gated and offers a 24/7 security guard. Amenities to the campground include: on site office with computer and Internet access, game room, laundry, showers, swimming pool, and market with various supplies. Picnic tables are available at each site.

1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 729-3863
San Clemente State Beach
Overlook the beautiful ocean water atop your bluff top campground. Hike one of the various hiking trails from the campground down to the ocean. Amenities to the campground include: Wi-Fi Internet service, picnic table and fire ring at each campsite, showers, toilets, and sinks. The campground offers both tent and RV/Trailer campsites. A shaded ramada is available at all tent camping sites. Enjoy surfing, swimming and other fun beach activities at San Clemente Beach.

3030 Avenida Del Presidente
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-3156
Watercraft Rentals
Dana Point - Capo Beach Watercraft Rentals
34512 Embarcadero Pl #B
Dana Point, CA
(949) 661-1690
Dana Point - Dana Point Jet Ski & Kayak Center
34671 Puerto Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-4947
Newport Beach - Balboa Boat Rentals
510 East Edgewater Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 673-7200
Newport Beach - Balboa Water Sports
600 East Edgewater Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 723-5387, (949) 723-5387
Huntington Beach - SoCal Watercraft
15561 Computer Lane #A
Huntington Beach
(800) 908-8976
Long Beach - Offshore Watersports
128 E Shoreline Dr
Long Beach
(562) 436-1996
Ramps and Launch Points
Orange County has major launch ramps in Alamitos Bay, Huntington Harbor, Newport Bay and Dana Point Harbor. All facilities charge a fee to launch, with fees ranging between $10.00 and $15.00.

The relatively small number of launch ramps in Orange County typically requires boaters to schedule their trips carefully to avoid the crowds.

Ramps in the Long Beach and San Pedro areas also charge launch fees, which include parking. In general, all facilities are in good condition, and most, but not all, have ample parking. Many have washdown facilities. These ramps are well positioned for accessing the south side of Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Long Beach Breakwall ("The Wall"), the Horseshoe Kelp, San Clemente and Catalina Islands.

If you are looking for more detailed information about fees, facilities, etc., one of the best sites we've found is: The FishingNetwork.Net's list of SoCal Private Boater Launch Ramps

Dana Point - Dana Point Harbor
For fishermen, the ramp at Dana Point Harbor is more luxurious than its northern Orange County counterparts. The launch fee includes numerous fresh water wash-down spigots, the ramp is well maintained, and security is provided for the parking lot. There are fewer problems with capacity with this ramp, and you can usually access it, even on summer days and holidays. The run to open water is the shortest of all the Orange County ramps, and the harbor entrance is well protected. Good restaurants are within walking distance of the ramp. The run to and from Catalina is often the easiest from Dana Point, as it passes through the swell shadow of the Island.

Newport Beach - Newport Dunes (Newport Harbor)
The two ramps at this facility are well maintained, and mooring along the ramps provides easy access once you are launched. The parking for this ramp is often full and access may be difficult during peak times of the year. The ramp is located in the back portion of Newport Bay, and because of a 5 mph speed limit inside the Bay, 20 to 30 minutes are required to access the open water. There are free launch beaches scattered around the harbor that are popular with kayak and kick-boat fishermen fishing in the bay. However, there is no easy launch point for kayaks that give access to waters outside the Bay. They also have a wonderful swimming beach, and there are many attractions (including a major shopping mall) and restaurants close by.

Huntington Beach - Sunset Aquatic Park (Huntington Harbor)
While this launch ramp has less glitz than the other Orange County launch ramps, there is ample mooring space, making for easy launches and take outs. Parking is mostly on a hard packed dirt lot, but it is well maintained. There is plenty of space, even on a holiday weekend. The ramp fee does not include freshwater wash-down, although a coin-operated system is available. It is about a mile through the harbor, under the PCH Bridge, and through the Naval Weapons Depot to the harbor entrance. Speed is closely monitored as there is increased security around the Naval operations areas.

Huntington Beach - Huntington Harbor Yacht Club
This tiny, one lane ramp is located next to the fire station at the end of Warner Blvd on Pacific Coast Highway. It has limited parking, no washdown facilities, and is a long way from the harbor entrance, so it is rarely used by fishermen.

Long Beach - Davies Launch Ramp (Alamitos Bay / Belmont Shore)
The ramp has numerous lanes, and is fairly steep, making it popular with people launching long power boats. It is often crowded on summer days, thus parking can be an issue, despite having a large parking lot. Docking space may also be limited, which can result in a wait to moor your boat while parking your vehicle, or when returning to take out. There is another launch ramp across the bay that is used mainly by water skiers that is an option during peak times. The daily use fee includes a fresh water wash-down. There are some great restaurants available that have slips should you wish to dine on your way back or during a lunch break. The exit from Alamitos Bay is one of the safest around, although a big south swell can make exiting the bay difficult.

Long Beach - Golden Shores Launch Ramp (Long Beach Convention Center)
Golden Shores can be a tough launch on minus low tides, due to muck and algae on the lower section of the ramp. The exit to the main harbor is well protected from any prevailing swells.

San Pedro - San Pedro Launch Ramp
This small ramp is well protected from swells, and is one of the closest ramp to the west end of the Breakwall, the south side of the Palos Verde Peninsula, the Horseshoe Kelp, and Catalina. It suffers from a small parking area.

 
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