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Gulf State Park

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Address: 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Gulf State Park's two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white...

Gulf State Park's two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Inside Gulf State Park there is a championship golf course, new beach pavilion, rental cottages, tennis courts, camp sites, hiking trails, Zip Line, and a fishing pier that is 20-feet wide and extends 1,512 feet into the Gulf. This and much more make Gulf State Park the perfect in-state vacation or out-of-state adventure.

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The good: Beautiful, white, soft sand. Gorgeous blue water. Very few people. The bad: Alcohol is not permitted

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cathy L
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The good: Beautiful, white, soft sand. Gorgeous blue water. Very few people. The bad: Alcohol is not permitted

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Thank Cathy L
Mineola, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you go, be prepared and select the site that works for you. this is a huge park and most sites have full hookups. we were put into site 49 and it was great. this was on a small cul-de-sac of the water but close to most things. it was quite windy while we were there due to storms, so... More 

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Thank Russ B
Sevierville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful white sand, clean beaches. Perfect for a daily sunrise or sunset walk or both. So much fun trying to catch crabs at night with my grand daughter.

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1 Thank bemarshall2017
Miami
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although there is an entrance fee to park, being a now 1 1/2 year local, I always gravitate to this beach. Just feels more relaxing.

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Thank Miamimermaidgirl
Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How do I start? An amazing beach area. Clean white sand beach. The water was so beautiful and clean. A pavilion just off the beach area to have lunch or simply get out of the sun. In one word Heaven.

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Thank Linda R
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best day trip. Family friendly and clean! The birds didn't even bother us and the pelicans were so beautiful.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are so glad you enjoyed our visit. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon! More 

Macomb
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful State Park with lots of great walking trails. As of my visit, there's no admission into the park. We took a hike to find a mom and baby gators. Another trip we did pay $20 for an hour kayaking on an in-land freshwater lake (sharkfree!). I did not go out into the pier, but I was... More 

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Thank LISaaah_13
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are so glad you enjoyed some of our many activities. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon! More 

Milford, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been comming here for 7 years. Beautiful and such sweet people working here. Great location. Close to everything.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are so glad that you continue to visit our park. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to camp here. Sites are nice and staff is very friendly and helpful! Near white beach; park has activities for all ages!

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Thank jobabestn
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are so glad you enjoyed our visit. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon! More 

Weaverville, North Carolina
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77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole stretch of beach is magnificent: clean, white sand, very wide. Swimming is wonderful. Sandy bottom, waves not too high when we were there. The park is a lovely contrast to the commercialism of the rest of the beachfront. The pavillion is attractive, there is a nice boardwalk to the beach, and an outdoor shower.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon! More 

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