City of Avalon

Aerial Photo of Avalon Harbor by Ken Foster, CSLC

In 1943, the City of Avalon was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in trust for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor, for the establishment and construction of bulkheads or breakwaters, and for other utilities, structures, or appliances that promote or accommodate commerce and navigation. In 1963, the grant was amended to allow additional uses including the establishment improvement and conduct of small boat harbors, marinas, aquatic playgrounds and similar recreational facilities and for parks, playgrounds, bathhouses and bathing facilities, recreation and fishing piers, and public recreation facilities. In 1978 the grant partially reverted to the state and the waterward boundary was amended from three miles to 1,000 feet offshore.

  • Staff Reports
    10/27/1977 (12) Determination of compliance for use of granted tidelands
    12/20/1978 (20) Amendment of grant boundary
    08/23/1979 (37) Approval of amended map
    11/23/1981 (14) Catalina airport feasibility study
  • Granting Statutes
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 303, Statutes of 1943 An act granting certain tide lands, submerged lands and filled tide lands of the State of California to the City of Avalon, upon certain trusts and conditions.
    Chapter 493, Statutes of 1949 An act to establish the line of ordinary high tide in Avalon Bay, in Los Angeles County, California, in conformity with a certain decree of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles, establishing said line of ordinary high tide.
    Chapter 1884, Statutes of 1963 An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 303 of the Statutes of 1943, relating to tidelands, submerged lands and filled tidelands of the City of Avalon.

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Contact Us

Chief, External Affairs Division
Sheri Pemberton
(916) 574-1800

Public Land Management Specialist
Reid Boggiano
(916) 574-0450