Gulf State Park Access
Gulf Shores, Alabama - Permit Required
Alabama State Parks Permits - 251-948-7275
This is the largest and most breathtaking beach in the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area and is well suited to any wedding but especially large weddings. This beach is located on Highway 182 and is 2.7 miles east of Alabama Highway 59 and 3.7 miles west of Alabama Highway 161. It is surrounded by undeveloped beachfront that stretches for about 150 yards to the east and about 1 mile to the west. This beach is centrally located to both Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and provides breathtaking vistas of our seashore in each direction. There is a large, double sided pavilion at this location, which is available for rent and can be reserved through the parks department as well. There are three boardwalks at this site which provide access to the beach, one of which is handicap accessible. This site has large, well-maintained restroom facilities and a large parking lot. The normal $5 parking fee is waived for your guests on the day/time of the ceremony if your guests show their invitation to your wedding. This beach is within minutes of any location in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores but is quite close to Harbor Place Condominiums, Hilton Garden Inn and Sugar Beach Condominiums.
Our wedding company will gladly come to your beach house, condominium, or hotel to perform your ceremony. It is the responsibility of the Bride and Groom to determine whether the property is a wedding friendly property and to obtain any special permits or permissions which are required prior to the ceremony.
We suggest you inquire about permits and fees when you book your accommodations as well as inquire as to whether there are any specific limitations with regard to what is set up and where things may be set up. We can only set up at hotels/condominiums which will allow us to set up in the morning even when the wedding is scheduled to take place in the evening. Most condominium and hotel beaches are extremely crowded; it is the bride/groom’s responsibility to determine if there is a specific location where the wedding must be set up and also to rent any beach lounge chairs and umbrellas for the day which will have to be moved in order to set up the wedding.
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