Gulf State Park's beautiful Beach Pavilion is equipped with a large concession stand (open on a seasonal basis), air conditioned bathrooms with showers, and picnic tables. The facility is open for public use during normal operating hours (public use will end at 5:00 p.m. when rented). No cooking, fire, or glass is allowed in the parking lot, under the Beach Pavilion, or on the beach.


Public Hours of Operation (rental time starts at 5pm)
7:00 a.m. to Sunset
(Staffed hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
7 days a week


Parking Fees

At the Beach Pavilion, parking pay stations ( kiosks) are located throughout the parking lot and at the boardwalks. These kiosks will accept cash and credit cards however, do not issue change.

Put the printed receipt on the dashboard before heading out on the beach.

$5.00 for 4 hours.
$10.00 for all day.
$41.00 for Annual (A pass must be purchased at the Park HQ's)

Free - Veterans 

     Please see the attendant for a daily pass.

     An annual pass can be picked up from the Park HQ's and please provide one of the following forms of valid ID:

     Reserve Duty ID Card, National Guard ID Card, 00-214, Retired MIlitary ID Card (Red or Blue), VA ID Card, DOD Card, Veterans Health ID Card, Veterans Choice Card

Free - The Lodge guests 

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