The ONLY legal places you may be married on the beach in Gulf Shores or Orange beach without purchasing a Gulf State Park (State of Alabama) required permit are:
1. Behind a beach house, condo or hotel (Recommended because you can decorate and have as many people as you like.)
2. At one of the public beach access points on West Beach in Gulf Shores where the city allows elopements only with NO decorations and very few people. We recommend the 13th Street beach access at 1497 West Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores because it has more parking.
3. At an access point on Fort Morgan (Hwy 180) road which is about a 18 mile drive from Gulf Shores.
4. At one of the public beach access points in Perdido Key, Florida. They allow elopements only with NO decorations and very few people. Perdido Key is right next to Orange Beach. Yes, you may use your Alabama Marriage Certificate to be married there. No need for a Florida license.
OR, you may choose...
The Gulf State Park public beach access points require a substantial fee. That includes ALL public beach access points in Orange Beach and east of the Gulf State Park Pavilion in Gulf Shores.
Rules are set by the State of Alabama. Contact them at GulfEvents.StatePark@dcnr.alabama.gov or
(251) 948-7275 Ext. 92099
If you choose to purchase a permit, I am happy to serve as your minister/officiant wherever you choose.
Gulf State Park (Alabama Beaches) Wedding fees and rules:
See PDF below
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