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

  • Annual: $41.00
  • Bus: $26.00
  • Van: $13.00
  • Car: $6.00
  • Military: $3.50
  • Senior (62+): $3.50
  • Lodging guest: Free

Rental Information

The Beach Pavilion is the perfect venue for group outings, family reunions, beach parties, sunset weddings, and more! Rental options are available 7 days a week (except major holiday weekends to include July 4th, Labor Day, and Memorial Day). Rental times are from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Rates vary depending on season. 

Rental Availability Calendar-  This calendar is a general guideline for availability. A reservation is not confirmed until we received the required paperwork and deposit.  If your date is not available for the Beach Pavilion you could still have a beach wedding ceremony on one of our beach access locations and then make the short drive to the Education Building or Activities Building for your reception.  


Peak Season (April through October) Friday-Sunday $650; Monday-Thursday $500

Non-Peak Season (November through March) Friday-Sunday $350; Monday-Thursday $250

To rent the Beach Pavilion , please check our rental availability calendar for the date you are interested in.  If your date is available and you would like to request a reservation, please fill out the paperwork below and return by email ( or fax (251-948-7726) attn:special events   We will call you within one business day to process your non-refundable $100 deposit.  Please note that the reservation is not confirmed until paperwork and deposit is on file.  

Beach Pavilion Rental  Paperwork- please fill out all forms below 

Beach Pavilion Rental Guidelines

Release and Indemnity

Alcohol Permit