The John Wayne Marina is an especially nice place to visit on a sunny day and if you like boats it’s always fun to come and ogle whatever may be berthed there. Occasionally historic ships like the Lady Washington or the Hawaiian Chieftan visit here for a couple of days and welcome visitors aboard.
The marina was constructed on 22 acres of land donated by the John Wayne family. John Wayne frequented the area on his family yacht, the “Wild Goose.” The land was donated in exchange for development rights to an adjacent area.
Upland areas of the marina have benches and picnic tables and a point of land overlooking the bay is occasionally the site of weddings or wedding portraits. The Dockside Grill nearby is a nice destination for a special meal.
The sign to the right is above a supply of donated life vests available for loan to children who don’t have or may have outgrown their life vests.