The City of Gulf Shores Beach Safety Division strives to provide the best beach experience for all residents and visitors year-round. The City provides seasonal lifeguard services between March and October and encourages the public to swim at the protected public swimming areas when lifeguards are present. 


PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED on any of the sand beaches in Gulf Shores, or at any of the Gulf Shores Public Beach areas, including Gulf Place. The Gulf Shores Dog Park offers a perfect location to enjoy the outdoors with your four-legged friend.

  1. Melvin Shepard

    Melvin Shepard

    Beach Safety Officer
    Phone: 251-978-0607

Areas of Focus:

There are currently eight public beach access locations in Gulf Shores: 

  • Lagoon Pass
  • West 13th Street
  • West 12th Street
  • West 10th Street
  • West 6th Street
  • West 5th Street 
  • West 4th Street
  • Gulf Place West and East Beach