West Marine opened in Sunnyvale in 1968. Back then it was called West Coast Ropes and simply sold nylon ropes by mail-order. Today, West Marine stores carry over 50,000 products and can be found in 300 locations across North America. This location at the corner of East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive serves all of Newport Beach, and the nearby boaters paradise, Balboa Island. You'll find just about anything for your boat here, from electronics to fishing gear to boater apparel. It even has a small selection of kayaks and canoes.