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GULF STATE PARK BEACH PAVILION

 

Gulf State Park's beautiful Beach Pavilion is equipped with a large
concession stand open on a seasonal basis, air conditioned bathrooms
with showers which are open throughout the year for beachgoers, and picnic tables available for use under the pavilion. 

Hours of operation for the Beach Pavilion and beach
are from 7 a.m. - sunset year around.

At this time the Beach Pavilion ticket booth is not staffed Monday – Friday. Park Enforcement will periodically drive through the parking lot daily to make sure you have paid the $5 fee using the honor system. If you would like to purchase an annual pass during the week, please go to:

Park Headquarters

20115 State Hwy 135

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

251-948-7275

The Beach pavilion is staffed on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm.

 

 Parking Fees

Car   $5.00
     
Van   $12.00
     
Bus   $25.00
     
Military & Seniors (62 & up)   $2.50
     
Cabin/Cottage & Campground Guests   FREE
     
Annual Pass (expires December 31)   $40.00
     

The pavilion is the perfect spot for family and group outings, photography sessions, reunions, beach parties and sunset weddings. Rental options are available 7 days a week, except major holiday weekends during the summer.

You may only rent the Beach Pavilion from 5pm - 10pm.

The cost is $500 from May 1st - July 31st

and $250.00 August 1st - April 30th.
The main deck is 48' long x 87' wide and the lower deck is 67'x60'x60'.   

Click Here for Guidelines on Beach Pavilion Rentals

 

All areas in Orange Beach are free of charge to everyone. (Cotton Bayou, Romar Beach and Alabama/Florida Point). If you are interested in having a beach wedding you must have a permit from Gulf  State Park. 

 

Click Here for Guidelines on Beach Wedding Permits

 


 

For more information on beach pavilion rentals or wedding permits, please contact:

 

Special Events Manager

Brittney Bagley

(251) 948-7275 x2127

brittney.bagley@dcnr.alabama.gov

 

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Marketing and Promotions Manager

Chelsea Aumann

(251) 948-7275 x2128

Chelsea.Aumann@dcnr.alabama.gov

 


 

A photography/video permit is required for any commercial/professional photos/videos on Gulf State Park property. The cost is $25 for a one time permit and $150 for a yearly permit. Please contact Nicole at (251) 948-7275 or gulf.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm.  


 

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY DAY USE AREAS OF GULF STATE PARK, INCLUDING THE BEACH AND PARKING AREAS.