King Harbor Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
In the early morning at King Harbor, chances are you'll find adventurous kayak anglers fiddling anxiously with their gear, making final preparations for a full day of paddling and fishing. Rolling with the tides, watching the dolphins, and checking out the colorful Redondo Beach Esplanade from the ocean is nice after an early morning paddle around the harbor.
Launch access is located by a restaurant called "Polly's on the Pier"; facing the ocean from the parking lot, go right past the pier down a paved road. You'll come to a launch ramp/dock. You'll need to slide it across the dock to get it into the water. 33 N Harbor Drive Redondo Beach. A hand launch access is located behind Seaside Lagoon for kayaks. The launch can be accessed from the Redondo Beach Marina parking lot. The launch is behind On The Rocks.
Fishing offshore from a kayak year round is one of the highlights of King Harbor. You're sure to enjoy the experience. The fish inside King Harbor you’re likely to catch are spotted bay bass, sand bass, calicos and a few bonito, halibut and barracuda. There are also excellent kayak fishing opportunities beyond the harbor for catching Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Halibut, Barracuda, Bonito, Yellow Tail, White Sea Bass, and various other fish and sharks. In the winter months Rock Cod and Ling Cod fishing is available.
Open: The harbor is open year-round, seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.
Fees: There is a parking, and camping fee. Parking is $4 for the first 8 hours when you write "kayak launch" on your ticket stub. It is an hourly rate after that.
Harbor Facilities: There is a hand launch dock just to the right side of the fishing pier that you can drive up to for loading/unloading, (single lane between the fence and rocks). Launch ramp is closed for renovations. Additional launch access from the Redondo Beach Marina is located at at 233 N Harbor Drive at the end of the parking lot, has a roadway which leads to a ramp that goes down to a dock. You can launch and land your kayak on this dock. You will need wheels. There is a fee to park.
The man made saltwater harbor offers swimming, a large sand area for sunbathing, children’s play equipment, volleyball courts, snack bar facilities, and a grassed area where you can picnic and enjoy people watching.