There are no specific operating hours for the harbor itself, but a 10:00 p.m. curfew law is enforced at all beaches.
There are five marinas within the Sunset Harbour area, and a total of approximately 3,000 boats along with over 1,500 residences on the water. The Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol is also responsible for patrolling the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station and offshore areas to 3 miles out. Altogether, the patrol area covers about 1,745 acres of water and 6 miles of shoreline inside the harbor.
There is a vast natural area that lies between the Naval Weapons Station and Sunset Harbour known as the Anaheim Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is home to numerous types of marine life and birds that thrive in the natural habitat that has existed for years. The area is said to be one of the most important and beautiful natural wildlife areas along the Pacific Coast.
Private lessees operate marinas in the harbor. Please contact them for information regarding slips and marinas.
UPDATED 1/6/21: In an effort to minimize the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, staff, and the Orange County community at large, and consistent with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor’s office, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), OC Parks are operating in the following manner.
The clocks fall back early Sunday, Nov. 1, marking the end of daylight-saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter, and wilderness parks close at sunset. Make sure to check our COVID-19 information page for modified operations at some parks.
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