The port of Port San Luis is administered by the Port San Luis Harbor District and under the control of a harbormaster. The office is at the foot of Harford Pier 3. The harbormaster monitors VHF-FM channel 16 and can be contacted by phone at 805-595-5435. Transients should report to the harbormaster for guest mooring assignments.
Gasoline, diesel fuel, water, marine supplies, a launching ramp, and a 50-ton mobile hoist are available. Some repairs can be made.
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San Luis Obispo Bay, 35 miles N of Point Arguello, is a broad bight that affords good shelter in N or W weather. S gales occur several times during the winter. The E shore is a narrow tableland that ends in cliffs 40 to 100 feet high to within 0.5 mile of San Luis Obispo Creek where a sand beach fronts Avila Beach. W of the creek the shore is high with rocky bluffs extending to Point San Luis.
Port San Luis, on the W shore of the bay, is the seaport for San Luis Obispo which is 10 miles inland. The port is primarily a base for commercial fishing boats, sport-fishing boats, and recreational craft.
Point San Luis, a bold prominent headland, and the pier in about 35°10’13″N., 120°44’27″W. are reported to be useful radar targets.
San Luis Obispo Light (35°09’37″N., 120°45’38″W.), 116 feet above the water, is shown from a cylindrical structure on Point San Luis; a sound signal is at the light. San Luis Hill,.0.5 mile NW of the light, is prominent from the S.
A 2,400-foot breakwater, extending SE from Point San Luis through Whalers Island to a ledge partly bare at low water, provides some protection to vessels at anchor or at the wharves.