|Location||Redwood City, California|
|Owned by||Mark Sanders|
|Type of harbor||Artificial|
|Size||~18 acres (7.3 ha)|
|Available berths||416 slips|
|Draft depth||8 feet (2.4 m)|
Westpoint Harbor is a marina that opened in 2008 at the mouth of the Westpoint Slough located in Redwood City, California.
The first development on the site in the 19th century had been a shipbuilding yard with close proximity to a cement factory. After 1918, when the cement plant closed, Leslie Salt used the site as a holding pond for bittern.
The marina took over 19 years from when the idea was conceived originally to being construction being completed. Three years were spent obtaining the land from the owner Cargill who owns several nearby salt ponds. An additional 12 years passed obtaining permits from various agencies to commence construction which took another four years due to heavy rains.
Private commuter ferry service carries passengers from the East Bay and San Francisco to the marina, with a planned expansion for more public service in the future.
The harbor and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission have been at odds for years over various regulations and permit enforcement with the commission in early 2018 attempting to levy more than US$500,000(equivalent to $515,306 in 2020) in fines.
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Westpoint Harbor also hosts the Stanford University Treeathalon every year, a triathlon competition.
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