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 Rates:

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. 

      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.  

  •  If your date is available and you would like to request a reservation, please fill out the paperwork below and return by email (   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