Photos:  Charles Benton, Merlin Zuni, GGE, Air Flair, & Marilynn Fowler        

How do I check in if the office is closed?
After Harbor office hours (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM seven days a week) you can reach the security guard on duty at 415-608-1951. They will be able to check you in.

How should I calculate overnight fees?
It's very simple: for boats under 70 feet in overall length, the rate is $1.25 per foot per night (minimum charge of $35). For boats 70 feet in length and above, the rate is $2.50 per foot per night.

How do I get to Pier 39?
A common misconception ─ Pier 39 is not right next to Pier 40 ─ it is about three miles away. Even-numbered piers are south of the Ferry Building (at the foot of Market Street) and odd-numbered piers are located to the north.

Where is the closest place to get gas?
South Beach Harbor does not have a permit for a fuel dock. You have several choices: in San Francisco, fuel is available at Gashouse Cove near Fort Mason. Alternatively, you can take a short trip across the Bay to Jack London Square Marina in Oakland or Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda. Berkeley, Emeryville and Sausalito also have fuel docks.

Do you allow “live-aboards”?
No, the State of California does not allow South Beach Harbor's permits to accommodate them. However, guests (transient) boaters can stay in the Harbor and on their boats for up to two weeks and permanent tenants can spend up to 72 hours on their boats in a week, as long as it is not a recurring situation (no “apartments in the City,” for example).

About how long is your wait list?
It depends. For 30′ and 34′ berths it is currently about six years. For larger slips, it can run from eight to ten years or more. These are just estimates, however; slip availability is always a function of the rate of turnover among current berth holders.

If I buy a boat that is berthed at South Beach Harbor, can I keep the slip?
No, the berth license automatically terminates upon the sale of a boat.

Do you have a public boat launch?
No, but one is available at Pier 52, near the Bay View Boat Club. The street address is 489 Terry Francois Boulevard, which is about half a mile south of South Beach Harbor.

Is parking available at South Beach Harbor?
The South Beach Harbor parking lots are private parking lots. South Beach Harbor permanent berth holders normally receive priority when it comes to parking. Permanent berth holders are eligible to receive one annual parking permit for their use while on their boats at no extra charge. Permanent berth holders, while using their boats, may obtain up to one temporary (daily) parking pass (subject to availability) for $10. There may be a $20 charge for each additional pass.

Guest (transient) berthers, can usually buy (subject to availability) temporary parking permits for $20 per day.

Occasionally we can offer parking to non-permanent berth holders and non-guests based on availablility for $20 a day. However, other people, such as cruise attendees or those attending Oracle Park events, should not assume they can park in the private South Beach Harbor parking lots.

For more detailed information, please see the parking info section.









tel: 415.495.4911 ext. 51111 | after hours: 415.608.1951 | fax: 415.512.1351