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Pros: Great location! This Marina is very close to both the open ocean, and the end of the I-8 freeway, which makes access extremely easy. The marina is also very close to Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, which is really nice if you are looking for a place to eat or drink. Because of the beautiful park like setting you could forget that you are actually in San Diego, even with planes taking off and landing at Lindbergh field. (San Diego Bay is noisier due to flight ops out of North Island.) Gerry, the dock master, is a standup guy. Well maintained concrete docks, and the slips have plenty of reliable 30 Amp power. The marina has a good combination of small to medium sized slips, and the slips rates are reasonable. Not much drama among the boaters in the marina. Cons: No live aboards allowed, though you would never know it by looking at the parking lot at nights. (Because there are supposedly no live aboards, there is no investment in amenities such as cable TV or high speed internet.) Also the signal for Verizon’s nationwide wireless internet is extremely weak in this area. The bathroom facilities could be better, though they are not disgusting. Also, the currents to get in and out of Mission Bay can be tricky even though the Army Corps of Engineers has worked on the breakwater over the years. Despite having security, my vehicle and several others were broken into when I had my boat there. I am sure that probably hasn’t changed.

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