Ebb Tide Beach Club
Ebb Tide is closed until the heirs of Mr. Douglas determine its future ownership.
The Ebb Tide is a Beach Club downstairs from the Bach Society concert room. We are open to members and invited guests. No reservations required or accepted.
Curious passers-by & Bach concert attendees are welcome to sit down & check out the club as a guest. The warm interior provides a cozy, homey atmosphere for relaxation and reflection on foggy days and evenings
There’s No Place Like It on the San Mateo Coast
Fifty feet from the ocean, coffee shop patrons can soak up the “music” of the waves and sea birds or enjoy a great selection of tunes chosen by the legendary music man, Pete Douglas.
The Ebb Tide Beach Club was created to keep the doors open downstairs at the Douglas Beach House to those who wish to share and respect its oceanfront location and laid back atmosphere.
For weekend people-watching, there’s an interesting parade of pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, and dog walkers on the Coastal Trail. Sea lions, dolphins and occasional migrating gray whales can be seen sharing the sea with surfers, sailors, and fishermen.
A semi-private club is for members and traveling visitors who wish to have a congenial place to enjoy the ocean view – a third place to hang, meet people, and participate in occasional hosted activities. A truly social place devoid of selling product. (The old “salon” concept has some relevance.)
Members can volunteer to host a half-day shift. Hosts will be on-site to sign in and serve members, and assist in their comfort and knowledge of club facilities.
Drinks & Beverages
The Ebb Tide serves locally roasted organic coffee and a wide variety of teas.
Our volunteers make some of the best lattes, cappuccinos, chai lattes, etc. Cold juices, sodas and water are also available.
No hot food is prepared except for occasional soup, but croissant sandwiches, home made cakes and other bakery goods are great coffee accompaniments.
Members can bring their own beverages (no hard liquor). Weather permitting, members may also bring a small picnic, but are restricted to the outside deck and tables due to limited inside space.
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The Ebb Tide Beach Club and adjoining oceanfront deck is available for small day time meetings from 8 am to 6 pm. Comfortable capacity is 12.
Catered breakfast and lunch can be arranged for a minimum of 10 people. You can also bring your own. Coffee,tea, water and sodas are included in the rental. The Miramar Restaurant is two blocks away as well. Projector and screen are available at an additional cost.
Member Events & Rentals
Member Hosts can produce special events such as movie night, discussion groups or small musical gatherings, and must seek approval from the directors as to content and duration. Any additional food or drinks for such events shall be provided by the host who may seek reimbursement through donations.
Club facilities can be made available to members who may wish to rent the space for small private gatherings weekdays or evenings. Any special use of facilities during off-hours must be approved by the owner of the property.
Members have access to the outside deck & inside the Club salon and may bring a maximum of four guests at any one time during the day.
$100 per year
$50 per year - for members of the Bach
This is used for maintenance of the facility. A non-elected board of directors will manage funds for the club facilities, pay rents or sponsor special events.
The Ebb Tide Beach Club is in no way legally connected to the Bach DD Society, a non-profit organization for presenting the musical arts.
Membership does not discriminate based on racial, ethnic or social background. However, those who are not comfortable around a mixed group of people and are seeking complete privacy, should consider membership carefully.
A sixty-day trial membership is offered. The Club has the right to withdraw membership based on unacceptable or inconsiderate behavior or language.