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Harbor Patrol

The Harbor Department is responsible for assigning moorings, providing security and enforcement of state and local laws, maintaining a fleet of boats, floats and structures on the waterfront, administering waterside business permits and scheduling dock times for commercial passenger vessels.

The Harbor Patrol has a fulltime staff comprised of the Harbor Master, Assistant Harbor Master, Administrative Assistant, 11 Harbor Patrol Officers and 4 Maintenance Personnel. During the summer months an additional 8 Harbor Patrol Assistants and 5 Sanitation Workers are added to the staff to serve the boating public and citizens of Avalon.

If there are questions regarding Harbor Department Operations, feel free to contact:

Harbor Master
Orne Carstarphen

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Allison

Avalon is following Safer at Home and all coronavirus related orders.

For more information, and information on travel restrictions as well as other guidelines please visit

For information on using boating to Avalon Harbor, visit the Mooring Availability LIVE page.

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The City of Avalon is requesting your feedback on your experiences with the Avalon Harbor.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1085 Avalon, CA 90704

Telephone: (310) 510-0535
Fax: (310) 510-2640


Harbor Survey link