Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park)

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1615 LA-1, Grand Isle, LA 70358, USA
203 miles from Lake Charles, LA
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

The city speed limit is 50! Careful not to get pulled over!

Amazing what a two hours’ drive from the city can do! The park, which is really a giant beach, is definitely one of the best beaches near New Orleans for a short getaway. The gates are closed at around 9 PM, so plan your arrival earlier than that! 

Bring your own tent if you are not interested in renting any of the vacation homes - most days you are allowed to camp right on the beach and start bonfires. Beach camping sites are around $20 to $30 depending on the spot you pick. The facilities and the beach itself are really clean. There are public showers, bathrooms, a laundry and they even provide WiFi.

If staying for a few days make sure to bring everything you might need, as there’s only one grocery store nearby. That includes warm clothing as it gets really chilly during nights, although it can get hot as hell during the daytime. Mosquitoes are a problem so bring a repellent, too. 

Besides sunbathing, you can go for other activities like fishing and hiking. Enjoy the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival in April, if you are around. What else? Crabbing, bird-watching and taking perfect Instagram-worthy sunset pictures. Amazing wild fauna - dolphins (who are swimming really close!), crabs, dragonflies, butterflies, lots of different birds. You can find more information about the park and the beach on the official website.

What we loved

  • Fishing experience
  • Surfing!
  • Wildlife: dolphins were amazing! 🐬
  • Romantic sunsets and energizing sunrises
  • Friendly campers
  • The spirit. This place has a soul!

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Visitor questions:

Question: Hi! ☺ My fiance & I are really interested in going to grand isle soon. I can't find info online for what I need. We don't need a house rental, being it's just the 2 of us, & I'm ok with "roughing it" a little (I think 😂) So, I'm thinking maybe just bringing a tent would be ok..BUT..when I wake up I'd definitely want some water & electricity...is that available on the beach here for campers? Honestly, I've never gone camping..so I'm sorry If this is a dumb question...if water & electricity aren't available, can you advise on something small & inexpensive we could rent? Thanks so much! ☺
Asked by Bridget 2 months ago
Answer: Dear Bridget, thanks a lot for your question! The Grand Isle State Park Beach offers two main options for campers. You can either stay at one of the 14 unimproved tent camping sites on the beach which have neither water nor electricity (price: from $18 per night Plus Tax and Transaction Fee), or at one of the 45 premium pull-through sites featuring electrical and water hook-ups (price: $33/night, Fri-Sat; $30/night, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept; $25/night, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar Plus Tax and Transaction Fee). You can book a campsite. Make a reservation in advance since it's high season now, and many people come to Grand Isle for a beach vacation. You can also rent a hotel or a room near the beach but the prices start from $130-$140 per night. Unfortunately, the prices are far from being reasonable due to the fact that it is high season now. To sum it all up, camping is not only the cheapest but also the most romantic variant for the two of you! If you want to camp with comfort and especially if it is going to be your first camping experience, we recommend you to choose a premium campsite, which is slightly more expensive than an unimproved one. At any rate, it's up to you to decide! Wish you an enjoyable beach vacation!

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