County Parks:                Coyote Point Marina (3980B)

Program Outcome Statement

Safe access to the San Francisco Bay with berths and launching

Program Services

  • Emergency boat patrol/response
  • Environmental protection
  • Security assistance to Marina users


Coyote Point Marina, nestled within San Mateo County Parks’ Coyote Point Recreation Area, has operated continuously for over 53 years. The Marina provides access to San Francisco Bay and its shoreline for sailors, power boaters, hikers and joggers, bird watchers, photographers and recreation seekers of all kinds. The Marina offers berths for sailboats and motorboats at competitive prices in a beautiful and convenient location. The Marina features 545 wet slips for boats from 20 to 75 feet, water and electric service, waste oil collection, 38 dry storage spaces for boat trailers, three lane launch ramp, full service fuel dock, and waste pump out station.

Increasing Cost per Berth Not Meeting Target

Percent of Berths Filled Exceeding Target

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Marina Services Good or Better Previously Below Target 

FY 2017-18 Year-End Story Behind Performance

Percent of Berths Filled

All of the berths at the Marina are currently usable. Out of 583 berths, 456 berths are filled. All slips over 32 feet are rented; the majority of empty slips are 22 feet side ties. Market trends over the past 10 years have shown larger boats are more popular. The Marina will be aggressively advertising the side ties and smaller slips. 

Cost per Berth

Marina expenditures for FY 2017-18 totaled approximately $2.3 million. The Marina has a total of 583 berths, thus the cost per berth is $4,078. The cost per berth exceeded the target due to the costs associated with the Marina dredging project. The Marina must perform dredging work every five years. 

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Marina Services Good or Better

Surveys are scheduled to be sent out in September; information will be updated after this date. Surveys have been consistently in the 93-100 percent range. Survey response rates have been historically low. Efforts are being made to find alternative surveying techniques to increase response rates, including sending surveys via email.

Future Priorities

  • Install dry storage to increase usability and financial performance 
  • Implement revenue enhancement measures at the Marina to ensure the long-term sustainability of Marina operations
  • Implement an updated 5 year maintenance and improvement plan

Author: Peggy Jensen, Interim Parks Director   Contact Email:     Last Updated: 08/16/2018