Gulf Shores Public Beach

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Gulf Shores Public Beach
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harryh409
Crestview, FL338 contributions
This was our first time here on Gulf Shores public beach and it was a wonderful experience. Just like any other services that we have encountered why staying in Gulf Shores the city does a fantastic job of keeping the city roads and beaches clean and welcoming to everyone. We enjoyed walking up and down the city beach and it was wonderful. The tide had come out and there was a lot of seaweed to be picked up but the sand and water are great. Free beach parking is always a plus when visiting this beach and we will surely return to Gulf Shores in the future.
Written May 24, 2022
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Susan C
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Family
If you want to pay for parking, people watch, access to toilets and rentals, then go to the public beach. But know that there are other public beaches that are less crowded. We enjoyed the beach with no traffic, no seaweed, and no parking fee, BUT no amenities - on the Ft. Morgan end. The fishing beach a great for walking and shelling, too.
Written July 29, 2021
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Ltnochko
Huntsville, AL131 contributions
Couples
This was our first time to visit a public beach on our vacation. We visited early afternoon and while slightly crowded, we didn't have any trouble finding a good spot. There is a cost for parking, based on how many hours you want to stay. But, there's no trouble finding parking spots. There are chair and umbrella rentals available. The pavilion also has bathrooms with showers. And there's a small restaurant on site as well. Everything was clean and it wasn't noisy for us.
Written August 3, 2020
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Travel173
Colorado27 contributions
Just returned from a trip to Gulf Shores and was disappointed by the beach. It was very very crowded due to beach closures in Florida. There was a complete disregard for any kind of social distancing - on the beach and in town. In addition, there was quite a lot of trash in the sand and in the water. My daughter pulled an old beach chair out of the water on an early morning beach walk. Despite city requirements to remove all personal property from the beach at night, we saw many chairs and metal frame structures left out every night for a week. The city is dredging the lagoon so there is heavy equipment on the beach and in the lagoon every day - this is both noisy and dirty. I've come to Gulf Shores many times over the last ten years but definitely will not return again. It's no longer the clean and relatively quiet beach that it was in the past.
Written August 2, 2020
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Dream29338510910
Nashville, TN1 contribution
During the week of July 4th, we spent several days on the beach. The public space was much larger than expected, but also not as clean as I anticipated. We came across buried beer cans, water bottles and cigarettes in the sand, even though ample trash cans were available. The water was mostly clear, with little algae. The public restrooms were clean. Most of the showers at the edge of the beach did not fully function. There was free parking across the highway, within a block of the beach, or you could pay to park on the beach grounds.
Written July 14, 2022
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AndyP1998
Wakefield, UK834 contributions
The beach paid car parking was full. Fortunately there is a car park across the road and also free on street parking. Beach was busy without being overcrowded, with the usual white quartz sand. However the reason for this review is to thank the people who provide and service these restrooms cos they were very clean and in great condition
Written March 20, 2022
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John B
Phoenix, AZ110 contributions
We stayed on the beach, which was very nice and looks to be well-patrolled. Our condo looked out onto the "Sea and Suds" restaurant -which is a very good place to eat- but it didn't do anything to add to the view. Wonder what city officials authorized a restaurant on the beach...I think it's been there since the 70's
Written November 22, 2021
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Jean M
1 contribution
Friends
The water was absolutely horrible. Patches of green flora all over one's skin after going in the water. And, on another note, when did strings become acceptable on public beaches at Gulf Shores??? This was a family beach for many years. Loud boom boxes, and half naked mother's walking up and down the shoreline with their butts exposed.
Written July 27, 2021
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Brandon P
Goodwater, AL1 contribution
Family
Love the beach, have been going here for the last 30yrs from a 10yr old kid to a 40yr old parent. Gulf Shores has changed from a family friendly place to vacation to a loud, booze filled teenage hangout. It breaks my heart to see this, but we have to find somewhere else to vacation...
Written July 2, 2021
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Kenneth L
White House, TN83 contributions
We were there last week, very windy with big waves. The beach is very clean and white as sugar. Breathtakingly gorgeous!!!
'Im not a fan of having to pay at a public site (parking) but I'm sure that's the tourist area norm.
Written May 24, 2021
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