FAQs

Why should I choose the Carlouel Yacht Club?

Carlouel is the premier family beach Club experience in the greater Tampa Bay area. The Club’s unique tropical setting offers something for everyone including a world-class beach, exquisite dining, top-notch boating facilities and a variety of social events for the entire family. It also provides easy access to the Intracoastal, a private Boardwalk with “member only” beach access, and scenic indoor and outdoor dining facilities. Whether it’s bonfires on the beach or movies on the lawn, we’ve always got something special planned.

What activities are available and how do I find out about them?

The Carlouel Yacht Club offers a wide selection of recreational and social events. To find our current events schedule simply check our monthly newsletter, “The Barometer,” for details. Mailed monthly to current members, the newsletter is also accessible on Carlouel’s website, at www.carlouel.net
 

Do I have to be a member?

Yes, membership is required, the Carlouel Yacht Club is a private full-service yacht club that is only open to members and their guests.

Is there a private beach?

Carlouel’s location is recognized for it’s exceptional white sand beaches and nearby access to Caladesi Island State Park. The Club offers the only private beach on the Clearwater coastline. Accessible by a “member’s only” gated Boardwalk, a security code is provided to members and their families. We also offer beachside food service, as well as complimentary umbrellas and lounge chairs.
 

How’s the dining at the Club?

Carlouel’s known for an outstanding selection of dining and entertainment options. Our private kitchen serves innovative and fresh cuisine using only the highest-quality local, artisan and seasonal ingredients, including fresh fish from local waters, and the highest quality cuts of beef. With menus designed by award-winning Executive Chef, Kyle Latsha, guests can expect exceptional cuisine. Whether it’s a gourmet lunch in the Bird Cage or a romantic dinner in the Palmer Room, members experience classic coastal fare at its finest.

Does the Club have facilities for private parties, events, or weddings?

Carlouel is a spectacular location for special events with multiple locations on the beach, the bay, or indoors. The Club features several dining rooms in the Clubhouse, scenic outdoor spaces, and the beach is always a popular chose for weddings and receptions. From horse-drawn carriages on the beach to newly married couples boarding luxury yachts from the bayside docks, Carlouel has something special to offer.