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Stillwater Yacht Club

Visiting Yachtsmen


Stillwater Cove is located in Carmel Bay on the shores of scenic Pebble Beach, California.
Latitude 36.563738, Longitude 121.942942


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.)


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 harbormaster@sycpb.org.

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


As a private club, the Beach Club and its facilities are open to members only. Visiting boaters from Reciprocal Yacht Clubs may be issued Guest Passes for use of the Beach Club facilities and amenities, depending on availability.  

Guest passes are available to visitors from Reciprocal Yacht Clubs on a limited basis.  All passes are issued by SYC's Commodore,  e-mail: introductions@sycpb.org;  Fax 831-309-4330  Contact at least 5 days in advance.

For reciprocal members, there is no surcharge for the dining room.  For use of the fitness, swimming and shower areas the fee is $30 fee 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.)  72 hours advance notice is required.  Reservations cannot be made more than 6 months in advance.

Visiting Yachtsmen will be required to present documentation of your current yacht club membership (card or introductory letter).  Guest Pass recipients with vessels are asked to fly their burgee at all times.

If a Guest Pass is issued to a Reciprocal Yacht Club Member by the SYC Commodore, 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 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.
  • We ask that all charges 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 2021, the dates are:

  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: 
  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine: 
  • Concours d'Elegance:

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