Gulf State Park

Beach Pavilion

Beach Pavilion View
Beach Pavilion Inside
Beach Pavilion Sunset View
Beach Pavilion Wedding Setup
Beach Pavilion Reception
Beach Pavilion Fireplace
Beach Pavilion Sunset

Gulf State Park's beautiful Beach Pavilion is a great place for you to enjoy a day at the beach! This facility is equipped with a seasonal concession stand, climate-controlled bathrooms with showers, accessible ramps, and picnic tables. The facility is open for public use during normal operating hours.


Public Hours of Operation:  

7:00 a.m. to Sunset
7 days a week

Parking 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, they do not issue change.

$5.00 for 4 hours.
$10.00 for all day.
Passenger Van $13.00
Bus $26.00
$60.00 for Annual Pass (Purchase at Park Office Headquarters) 
Veteran - Free (See Beach Pavilion Attendant or pick up an annual pass at Park Office Headquarters)
Lodging Guest - Free 

Before heading out to the beach, put the printed pass or receipt on the dashboard of your car.


Commercial Photographers must purchase an annual permit for $100 to use the Beach Pavilion as a venue.


Caterers, entertainers, disk jockeys, etc. contracted by wedding or event planners must purchase a vendor permit for $40.


Renting the Beach Pavilion


The Beach Pavilion can be rented for weddings, parties, reunions, and more! For more information please visit the Beach Pavilion Rental Information page.


No fire (except in fireplace when rented).

No glass is allowed in the parking lot, under the Beach Pavilion, or on the beach.