Visiting Yachtsmen

Urgent Notice to Mariners

Until further notice, the moorings in Stillwater Cove are not considered safe to use due to potential damage from winter storms. 

Do not use these moorings!

Stillwater Yacht Club will not be liable for property loss, personal injury, or loss of life arising from their use.


Stillwater Cove is located in Carmel Bay on the shores of scenic Pebble Beach, California.

Latitude 36.563738, Longitude 121.942942

Sailing Season

Mid-May to the end of September.


Visiting Yachtsman may anchor outside of the POLYGON LEASED AREA shown in the diagram below.  Stillwater Yacht Club has a lease for this Cove from State of California, in which there are 23 mooring balls belonging to the STILLWATER YACHT CLUB.  No anchoring is allowed inside of the polygon where the mooring balls are located and visitors must anchor far enough away so as not to interfere with vessels attached to the moorings.

Hazards: Kelp beds, submerged rocks and varying depths throughout the cove create potential hazards.

(Exercise extreme caution if you visit Stillwater Cove during off-season months of October to April. In the autumn months the swell shifts, coming in from the South. The waters in the cove may be unpredictable and at times, hazardous.)

Harbor Master

During the sailing season, the Stillwater Cove Harbormaster hours are Monday-Wednesday 9:00AM-5:00PM, Thursday-Friday 9:00AM-7:00PM and Saturday-Sunday 11:00AM-7:00PM.

If you are unfamiliar with the anchorage, we suggest that you contact the Harbormaster in advance of your stay, at (831) 625-8520 or email at

Upon arrival, contact the Harbormaster via VHF radio Channel 68. The Harbormaster will suggest an appropriate location for your vessel.

The Harbormaster maintains a Boston Whaler to shuttle club members and visitors between pier and boat.


Discharge from holding tanks, bilges, through-hulls and engines is strictly prohibited in Stillwater Cove.

No visiting vessel shall be allowed to perform repairs in Stillwater Cove without the approval of the Harbormaster and Coastal Commission.


Public restrooms with showers are located near the pier, open 6:00AM to sundown seven days a week.
Fuel and pump-out facilities are not available.

Guest Passes

As a private club operated by Pebble Beach Company, the Beach Club and its facilities are open to members only. Visitors from Reciprocal Yacht Clubs may be issued Guest Passes for use of the Beach Club facilities and amenities, depending on availability. Requests for Guest Passes should be submitted at least five (5) days in advance of a planned visit and must be accompanied by a letter of introduction from the visitor’s home yacht club. Requests and letters of introduction may be e-mailed or faxed to SYC's Commodore for furtherance to the General Manager of the Beach Club (E-mail:; Fax: 831-309-4330).  


For visitors with reciprocal privileges there is no surcharge for the dining room.  For use of the fitness, pool, and shower areas the fee is $30 per day, per person.  Contact the tennis pro shop (831-625-8509) for court reservations ($30 per person court fee for 90 minutes of tennis.)  Courts must be reserved at least 72 hours and no more than six (6) months in advance.


Visiting Yachtsmen requesting harbor services will be required to present documentation of current yacht club membership (card or introductory letter).  Visitors with vessels in the harbor are asked to fly their burgee at all times.


If a Guest Pass is issued to a Reciprocal Yacht Club Member, the following conditions apply:

Guests are expected to behave responsibly.

Visiting yachtsmen are responsible for the behavior of all members of their party.

Minors must be accompanied by an Adult.

The Officers and Board of Directors of Stillwater Yacht Club and the General Manager of the Beach Club reserve the right to refuse and/or revoke the privileges of any visitor whose behavior is offensive or inappropriate.

Attire is venue appropriate.

The waterfront Beach Club Dining Room offers dramatic views of Stillwater Cove and Carmel Bay (reservations required). Resort attire is customary in the Dining Room (No shorts, tank tops, beach wear or foul weather gear).

You may also dine poolside from a limited menu. Bathing suits and workout clothes are acceptable around the pool and in the fitness center, respectively.

Locker rooms are open to visitors with guest passes.

All charges must be paid at the time they are incurred, by either cash or credit card.

Certain dates are "blacked out" for reciprocity privileges with the Beach and Tennis Club facilities. 
For 2023, the dates are:

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: 1/30 - 2/05Pebble Beach Food & Wine: 4/13 - 4/16US Women's Open: 7/03 - 7/09Concours d'Elegance: 8/14 - 8/20
Pure Insurance Championship: 9/19 - 9/24


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