Biddeford Pool Yacht Club

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17 Yates Street
Biddeford Pool, ME 04006
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 68
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34 Reviews

by aequitas on Jul 20, 2021
Great stop on our way east! The launch driver was very curteous! Just graduated from Boston College. Got two cooked lobsters from Goldthwaite's and enjoyed the beautiful sunset!

by desposito on Jul 19, 2021
Great staff and very picturesque… watch the current

by salishsunrise on Jul 16, 2021
Convenient location for a stopover between Casco Bay and Portsmouth. I had the outermost mooring and it was quite rolly all night, even though seas offshore were only 2-3'. Any weather from the north will likely be very uncomfortable. Didnt get to shore though they do offer a launch.

by npd4u45kfxrv71hcjf7f on Jul 13, 2021
Staff were friendly and helpful!

by dkidash on Jul 13, 2021
As always great. Been coming for years.

by dmsinokc on Jul 08, 2021
Nice people, beautiful setting.

by sokane on Jul 08, 2021
The staff is terrific! The views are spectacular!

by isgau8 on Jul 04, 2021
This is a great spot and BPYC has always been very helpful. As a others have mentioned, the weather can negatively impact the mooring field if winds are NE. We experienced exactly that during the 4th of July weekend of 2021 when winds from the NE started increasing at around 0200 with eventual gusts to 30-which was higher than forecast. Conditions in the mooring field were very bad. Not respecting the forecast was our error, but if you avoid a NE wind pattern, we can highly recommend a stop.

by dclee on Jun 26, 2021
It’s a rolly spot, otherwise it would be a 5. The BPYC staff are super nice and accommodating, and the store is great. I’ll be back I’m sure.

by tonymarts on Jun 25, 2021
Great spot. Very accommodating staff.

by plominja on Sep 14, 2020
nice anchorage, mooring was in good shape and easy dinghy ride in to shore. It is a very quiet area, especially after labor day when the general is closed for the season. That said, the yacht club was super responsive. The facilities were closed due to covid so i cant speak to that.

by hgbrauer on Sep 08, 2020
Safe harbor to take refuge from some rough weather.

by jrichter62 on Sep 03, 2020
They wouldn’t take transients in launch or let us use showers. Zero amenities but full price which is more than any other moorings around here. When we called to ask for a mooring they never mentioned that they weren’t fully operational. They said it was stated on Dockwa but it was nowhere on registration form, which is all I saw. Not impressed with BPYC or Dockwa. Also the moorings are so far out it was extremely rolling. Not a good night. I understand the need for Covid restrictions and why showers might not be open but a launch with masks and hand sanitizer seems doable. But the biggest thing is to tell people before they book. Anchorage there is actually better than mooring if you get nothing with it. You can get closer to land to take dog ashore without a motor.
Marina Response:
The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is a private Yacht Club who allows transients, guest privileges for a nominal fee. During these trying times we have made changes to our guest policies in an attempt to keep our community safe and secure. These policies are clearly posted on our Dockwa profile and our web site. If you called the club and were not told of the policy changes for this season, that was a mistake and we apologize. However we will not apologize for being cautious and taking the necessary steps to protect our members, staff, transient guests and our community.

by finxtr on Sep 03, 2020
Good sheltered area.

by bobharki on Aug 25, 2020
As always a nice harbor to relax in. Some of the best sunsets and sunrises on the east coast

by esprit2019 on Aug 19, 2020
I assumed that my mooring would be in “The Pool”. In fact, I was placed in the outer harbor, totally exposed and very uncomfortable. The advertising in Dockwa was misleading. No where was this even suggested as a possibility.

by rjh6154 on Aug 08, 2020
Thank you for the mooring . Hopefully next year without COVID we can visit your yacht club and enjoy the sunset from your lawn.

by philipl on Aug 07, 2020
Nice mooring and good stop off point going Downeast

by bshapsail39 on Jul 28, 2020
Even though COVID has curtailed much activities BBYC was still hospital and courteous. Making sure we has all our needs met. Thank you

by stague42 on Jul 23, 2020
Very helpful staff even though they are limited by COVID-19 restrictions.

by aquarius2020 on Jul 02, 2020
Josh was very helpful on the phone. The mooring was easy to find. Understandably no services are available at this time due to COVID but transients are allowed to come ashore. Masks are required per governors orders.

by shelleywparsons on Aug 23, 2019
Very peaceful night on the mooring ball. We draw 6ft and had no problems with depth. We dingied to yacht club and bought a nice steak at the town store. Cooked out and were able to get a quick start the next am. Recommend

by djrobertson on Aug 13, 2019
We got good, simple directions to find our mooring when I called by VHF on approach. Launch service was always quick and efficient. The whole stay went smoothly Took a nice walk in town. Being in season, there were lots of people around patronizing the gift shop and general store.

by babette04 on Aug 13, 2019
Even though the mooring field is on the outside, the field is quiet and comfortable. Great launch service, friendly and professional staff. The local store has everything, including a superb fish market. Sorry I forgot the Hingham YC burgee for exchange.

by jgrillo on Aug 11, 2019
Great stop. Quiet little town with one restaurant general store, Goldthwaites. Nice provisions and Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moorings and anchorage available.

by hjrecla on Jul 31, 2019
Absolutely gorgeous! A great place to stay on way to Maine. Bittleford Yacht Club very accommodating and courteous.

by dmokler on Jul 28, 2019
We had a wonderful stay. The yacht club is small but amenities are clean. A really good general store and restaurant is walking distance from the club. Not much else in the way of shopping out there and it is a good drive into town (10 miles). Tender was very responsive and they run two tenders on busy afternoons.

by ldwebber on Sep 15, 2018
Great stay, friendly staff, facilities were nice and clean. Highly recommended. I’ll more than likely stop again next year.

by jtc on Sep 04, 2018
Arrived at 7:20 pm with mooring reservation. Tried to hail the club multiple times on arrival (7:20pm), with no response. Club was empty and no idea where our mooring was, plus getting dark. Narrow inlet, rocky harbor and strong currents. Instead of an apology, got a tongue-lashing for being on their dock. I received a subsequent apology, which was much appreciated. I agree with all the other reviews-- hope to go back sometimes. Fabulous location.

by jgermenis on Aug 21, 2018
Great grocery and restaurant Pool Lobster F. O. Goldthwaites. Restock the wine racks with a great retail selection.

by jm on Aug 04, 2018
All good, great launch people. Will be back for sure.

by captaground on Jul 29, 2018
Great spot. Will come back.

by bbowman294 on Aug 03, 2017
They couldn't find our reservation and had it for the following night. They called the manager and straightened it out.

by psmith on Jul 18, 2017
Excellent. Launch drivers very helpful. Harbor beautiful

About Biddeford Pool Yacht Club

The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is not a marina. We are a private Yacht Club that welcomes transient boaters to use our facilities for a nominal fee. We do not have slip space available. Our guest moorings are located in Wood Island Harbor, outside of the Pool. When it blows hard from the North or East the anchorage can become quite uncomfortable.

Moorings are $40 per night, up to 4 nights. If you'd like to stay longer than 4 nights, the rate doubles to $80/night for each night you book thereafter. Maximum stay is 7 nights.

For over 80 years, members have gathered at the club for sailing, racing and our annual Chowder Luncheon. We offer sailing lessons to members and non-members alike. BPYC also works with the Fisherman's Association to share our waterfront and keep the local fishing tradition alive. We're open to new members and encourage boaters with a connection to the Biddeford community to apply. Additionally, there is a small local grocery store within walking distance of the club for those that need provisions.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water


  • Captains Lounge
  • Launch Ramp
  • Launch Service
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet



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