Beach Parking

Parking Pay Stations

The City of Gulf Shores operates a pay and display parking system in the following public beach parking locations:
  • Gulf Place (main public beach area)
  • East Gulf Place
  • West Gulf Place
  • West 6th Street
  • Little Lagoon Pass
Pay stations are in place from March 1st through November 30th each year. These pay stations accept cash and credit cards, however, do not issue change. Once a payment has been processed, a receipt will be printed showing the payment date. Patrons should display this receipt on the dashboard of their vehicle so parking attendants can easily identify relevant information. While individual parking spaces are not reserved, patrons may come and go with access to available spaces being granted for the valid date on the receipt.

Parking Fee


The parking fee at all locations is $5 for up to 4 hours or $10 per day. Gulf Shores residents and property owners who have a valid Hurricane Re-Entry Decal may park at all paid public parking locations without payment. Hurricane Re-Entry Decals should be clearly displayed on the drivers side of the front windshield of the vehicle at the time of parking.

Other Public Parking 

There are many other public beach parking locations that do not require a fee. These locations operate on a first-come, first-served basis. View public beach access points and parking information.

                 *Overnight Parking is Prohibited on City Right-of-Way or Public Property*




  1. Melvin Shepard

    Melvin Shepard

    Beach Safety Officer
    Phone: (251) 968-9809

  2. Joethan Phillips

    Lt. Joethan Phillips

    Beach Safety Supervisor
    Phone: (251) 968-9828