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For All Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 for general info and referrals in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Police Department non-emergency 251.968.2431

Weiser Security – 251.233.6857 provides security at San Carlos and will respond to after hours use of the pool, loud parties, parking violations, and other issues that are not emergencies. There is often an Officer on property and they monitor security cameras.

Emergency Room

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center – Freestanding Emergency Department

3590 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542Gulf Shores, AL 36542

(251) 215-4853

Non Emergency Medical Care

South Baldwin Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic – 24 hours a day
Corner of East 15th Avenue and Gulf Shores Pkwy
On the right (east) side of Gulf Shores Pkwy traveling north from the beach.

8:00am – 8:00pm

Orange Beach Area

Orange Beach Walk-In Medical Care
25405 Perdido Beach Blvd Unit #18
(located in the Winn Dixie Shopping center next to Top Gun Tackle and the ABC store)

American Family Care – Orange Beach
25775 Perdido Beach Blvd Suite E-5
8am – 8pm 7 days a week

Southern Rapid Care
The Commons, 25910
Canal Road, Suite D
8am – 8pm 7 days a week

Listing on for health care providers in the area

Gulf Shores Beach Ordinance

Beach Rules & Regulations

The City of Gulf Shores strives to provide a safe, clean, family friendly
environment for everyone visiting our public beaches. We ask that you take
the time to familiarize yourself with the following rules, regulations, and
helpful reminders.

Tents and shelters larger than 7 feet by 7 feet and taller than 4 feet are
not allowed on public beaches, unless the tents/structures are placed in the
designated area at Gulf Place. Individual property owners may allow tents
and shelters on private property north of the City of Gulf Shores pole
markers provided.

Any structures or equipment left on the public beach after 8 p.m. will be
removed and disposed of by beach patrol.

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED on any of the sand beaches in Gulf Shores. Pets are
welcome at Gulf Place along the boardwalk and Town Green, but they may not
travel on the sand beaches.

Please keep off the dunes. Staying off the dunes will help us to preserve
our dune system and the habitat it provides. Use beach walkover and
boardwalks where provided.

Observe and obey the Beach Warning Flag System.

We encourage you to swim near lifeguard protected waters.

Call 251-968-TIDE (8433) for current surf conditions.

Prohibited Items

The following items are strictly prohibited:

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED on any of the sand beaches in Gulf Shores. Pets are
welcome at Gulf Place, but they may not travel on the sand beaches.

No glass or breakable containers

No alcoholic beverages

No tents / canopies larger than 7’x7’x4′ unless they are placed in a
designated tent area

No fishing at Gulf Place

No tobacco and e-cigarettes

No motorized vehicles

No digging holes deeper than 12 inches (Please remember to fill holes in for
the safety of our residents and visitors)

No fires, grills or cooking devices

No fireworks, sky lanterns, sparklers

No drone operation

No solicitation

Beach Weddings

As a rule, weddings are not allowed on the Gulf Shores public beaches.

If you are renting a private beach house or condominium, and have the
permission of the owners to conduct a wedding, no permits are required from
the City. You do need to make your guests aware, however, that they cannot
park on the road rights-of-way.

No chairs, gazebos, arches, etc. are allowed to be placed on the public

Gulf State Park, located in Gulf Shores, has a pavilion that is perfect for
family and group outings, reunions, beach parties and sunset weddings.
Rental is available 7 days a week, except major holiday weekends during the
summer. For more information on pavilion rentals or to having a wedding on
Gulf State Park beaches (permit required), call (251) 968-7296 or (251)
968-7245 Wednesday – Sunday.

Contact the City Clerk’s office at 251-968-1124 for more information from
the City of Gulf Shores.

Beach Warning Flags
The <> Beach Warning
Flag System is in place for your safety. Please observe and obey the flag
system and all lifeguards. The absence of beach warning flags does not
constitute safe swimming conditions. For current surf conditions call
251-968-TIDE (8433). Beach Warning flags are present at the following
<> locations.

Rip Current & Surf Reports
<> View the latest rip current & surf reports

Red Tide
Red tide results from a massive build-up of certain species of microscopic
sea organisms known as dinoflagellates. These organisms produce a toxin that
affects the central nervous system of fish so they are paralyzed and cannot
breathe. At high concentrations, the organisms may produce a discoloration
of the water. Red tides are often referred to as “blooms.” The species
(Karenia brevis), isolated from waters along the Gulf Coast, may produce
toxins that also cause skin irritation and respiratory problems in humans.

Health Department officials advise:

* Avoid the area if you are susceptible to respiratory problems such
as asthma or emphysema.
* Leave the water if you experience skin irritations while swimming or
boating and rinse immediately with fresh water.
* If you experience nose, throat or eye irritation when exposed to the
gulf mist, avoid the mist.
* Do not eat fish from the red tide-affected area that are lethargic,
swim in circles or appear unhealthy.

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