Details for Stuart City Dock

Stuart City Dock

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 11 reviews

Address Stuart, FL 34997


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel

City dock is unmanned.

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

City of Stuart



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

City dock is free but has limited restriction use. No overnight use.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Approach from the east, oyster beds north and west of the dock.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel dock.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Free 4 hour dockage while shopping in Stuart. Some people have stayed overnight.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: They have the power stands, but no power. The stands are lights only.

Pricing info: No power.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

No - Not allowed. Limited usage dock.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out









Yes - Hang a left, to the end of the dock, up the stairs, another block left, turn south on Colorado. It runs into Fed Hwy 1, Publix is just to the right across the street.


Yes - Ace hardware is left a couple of blocks from the Publix.


Yes - Many. Go a left and then right at the stairs. Shops/outdoor cafes are down the street on your left. Nice area to walk around. If you go a right instead left, there is an outdoor cafe right on the boardwalk and if you continue to the end, Sailors rRturn is across the street.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - ATT 3G and Verizon.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Historic Downtown Stuart. The docks are connected by a ramp to a short waterfront Riverwalk. Up a set of steps is a small circular amphitheater and the main downtown street of Historic Stuart, with a group of shops, restaurants and galleries. Concerts and gatherings are held at the amphitheatre on weekends during good weather.

Reviews for Stuart City Dock
Added markers, 2017-07-09
Captain: , Pirates Cove Stuart FL (10)

The City recently added channel markers entering from the east. There is shallow water to the west of the docks as you get closer to the bridge

About a dozen slips still available , 2017-03-16
Captain: , Stuart Florida (20)

We approached the Stuart City dock from the NE green marker 23 on a SW heading. Tide was about 6 inches above MSL. We never saw less than 6 feet of water under the boat.

The main north wharf is still closed due to Hurricane Matthew storm damage but there are still about a dozen slips which are fully serviceable on the north-south wharf.

Access to downtown is awesome and there were only two other boats tied up on a busy Sunday morning.

We will continue to use this City run facility to visit the plethora of restaurants and shops in downtown Stuart.

Mathew Badly Damaged this facility, 2016-11-23
Captain: , Lighthouse Point (282)

Mathew did a real number on this dock and it is closed! I hope they rebuild soon as the town of Stuart and its restaurants and shops is a teriffic place to visit.

Convenient way to get Downtown in small boat, 2015-04-30
Captain: , Stuart (41)

Shallow draft boats (<3ft) should have no problem getting here. Stay close to docks, many oyster banks around. Under 30' LOA, anything larger will stick up like a sore thumb. Approach from north and will have plenty of water.

Shallow, Beware, 2015-04-03
Captain: , Westport CT (261)

We stay the season at Sunset Bay Marina so we know it's shallow at the Stuart City Dock. Last time we walked downtown we saw many small boats at the dock so decided to go there in our dink. We ran aground approaching from the northeast. Perhaps a more easterly approach is better but we will walk from now on. The courtesy dock at Sunset Bay Marina is a far better choice and it's a short pleasant walk to downtown. On weekends there is a city run, free tram to take you around town and back to the marina if you have shopping to carry.

Shallow and busy, 2013-11-19
Captain: , Bozeman Mt. (300)

Getting to the dock was ify with a 4.5 draft. but possible, The dock is busy with commercial riverboat and small motorboats, but a great way to see downtown Stuart on a bicycle. Don't recomend unless you really need to tie up because it is very shallow. We went in to town to get grocereies and supplies and upon return had a note package taped to the boat to leave even though we were tied up where the signs said too.

4 hour Limited free docking, 2013-02-12
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

You can stay longer but posted 4 hour limit. NOw reported to be 4 ft at docks, right downtown,

Great place, but 4 hr rule enforced at times, 2011-12-14
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

We had 5' 6" of water in middle of end dock. NO electricity or water. We spent the night, had dinner and did not move to mooring fiield because it was full. We were, very nicely, ask to leave the following day, FYI.

Beatiful city dock with lots of room for small boats!, 2011-02-12
Captain: , Stuart, Fl (435)

Great way to explore downtown Stuart, but only if your draft is 2.5ft or less. NBice floating docks. If you come in bigger boat, go to Sunset Marina and daydock for free near the restaurant there (Sailor's Return). From there you can walk the boardwalk to downtown Stuart for many restaurant choices!

Nice dock,no power, 2011-02-01
Captain: , Bear Creek (235)

Pro-pointer, to avoid the oysters, approach from the East, it's about 4' MLW dockside. If using a dink, tie up on the inside dock or in a slip for better protection.

Oyster Dump, 2011-01-16
Captain: , Shelter Island, NY (211)

The dock was empty on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. As we approached we ran hard aground on what turned out to be a pile of oyster shells that are being actively dumped there. After being pulled off by Seatow we moved out tp 6' and anchored. Dingy:d to Sailors Rest resturant and had a great meal. The docks free for a reason. Beware.

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