My pick for the best anchorage on the north side of Catalina, is Cabrillo Beach. This anchorage is best in a moderate westerly when you can tuck in bow and stern, like we are here, right up under Little Gibraltar with your stern anchor right in front of the rock islet. Then, you can watch the whitecaps roll past the point while you lay snug in flat water. Time for a swim! Ask me about the Anchoring At Catalina Cruise.