Newport Harbor West Anchorage Proposal Survey

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The sun rises over the moorings in Newport Harbor. — Photo by Sara Hall ©

In an effort to provide Newport Harbor’s boating community an additional public anchorage location and reduce the potential of crowding and over-capacity use of the harbor’s only existing designated anchorage located east of Lido Isle (along with the goal of improving overall Harbor safety), the City of Newport Beach established a trial anchorage west of Lido Isle, during 2015, 2016 and 2017.

These trials were well received and have led to the City pursuing a request for consideration from the U.S. Coast Guard, for a longer-term anchorage designation for the same general area.

A new section of the Harbor Department’s website has been developed to provide additional information regarding the proposed West Anchorage, and to solicit feedback from the public, through a brief online survey.

If you would like to learn more about the West Anchorage Proposal and participate in the survey, please visit the City’s website at The West Anchorage survey will remain open through Dec. 31, 2020.

Comments and/or questions may also be submitted directly to Kurt Borsting, City Harbormaster, via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (949) 270-8158.

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