The harbor is administered by the city of Redondo Beach and is under the control of a harbormaster, who has an office near the entrance to Basin 2. Transients should contact the harbormaster for berth assignments. The harbor patrol operates from Basin 2. Both the harbor office and the patrol monitor radiotelephone VHF-FM channel 16 and can be reached be telephone at 310-318-0632.
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Santa Monica Bay is formed by the curving coast between Point Vicente and Point Dume. From Flat Rock Point to Santa Monica the shore is comparatively low with a sand beach backed by a continuous city area to the inland mountains. The depths of Santa Monica Bay are comparatively shoal, the 10-fathom curve in general lying about 1 mile from shore, except at Redondo Beach where a deep submarine valley, Redondo Canyon, heads close to the shore.
King Harbor, 4.5 miles NNE of Palos Verdes Point, is a large small-craft harbor at Redondo Beach. The harbor is used mostly by pleasure craft and accommodates upwards of 1,400 boats.
The entrance is between two lights at the ends of the breakwaters at the S end of the harbor. A sound signal is at the light on the E side of the entrance. The sound signal can be activated upon request to the Coast Guard by radiotelephone VHF-FM Channel 16. A lighted bell buoy is 230 yards SSW of the S end of the W breakwater. The channel is marked by private buoys, with lights at the entrances to Basins 1 and 2. Natural depths through the entrance are 27 to 30 feet with a depth of 8 feet in the three basins, except for an isolated depth of 6 feet in the northeasternmost channel of Basin 1.