|The main channel is 20 feet deep and runs from
the entrance to the turning basin. It is made up of the Entrance Channel,
the Corona Del Mar Bend, the Balboa Reach, the Harbor Island Reach and
the Lido Isle Reach. The Balboa Island North Channel should be a depth
of 10 feet.
Lat/Long: 33°35.3'N - 117°52.7'W
Fog Horn: 1 blast every 30 seconds
Radio Beacon: 285kHz
Bridge: A road bridge extends
from North at Pacific Coast Highway to the Back Bay/Newport Dunes area
with a 20 foot clearance at mean high tide over the main channel. All
other bridges are very low and allow the passage of only the smallest
Dangers: There is a sunken wreck marked
by a lighted buoy 75 feet from shore on the north side of the bend between
buoys 6 and 8. Sandbars do build up, so stay to midchannel. Newport Harbor
could also be known as Anchorage except that Alaska took the name first.
Be aware of your surroundings, especially in limited visibility weather
as there are hundreds of boats on anchorage and maintain the 5 mph limit.
Harbor Patrol: Monitors channels 12 and 16
and is located on the east side of the harbor about a mile from the entrance.
They have boats that patrol the harbor. The harbormaster's telephone is