Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park)

Sandy beach
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
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

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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The beach is located in Grand Isle, Louisiana 1615 LA-1, Grand Isle, LA 70358, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) reviews and photos
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Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by James Jackson
October 31, 2018
James Jackson
Beach was not crowded... not another human around for miles... that's what happens when u prohibit vehicle access and have to hot foot it a couple miles packing gear...
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Visit Jefferson Parish
November 27, 2018
Visit Jefferson Parish
G r a n d I s l e πŸŒ…
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Brooke Nikole
September 21, 2018
Brooke Nikole
Lookin forward to a few more views while we’re here β™₯️#grandisle #sunset
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Tulane Outdoor Adventures
September 28, 2018
Tulane Outdoor Adventures
Check out this photo from one of our most popular trips - beach camping! This semester, we took participants to Grand Isle State Park where they saw dolphins and bioluminescent jellyfish. Don’t miss this trip next semester!
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Genevieve Nuttall
November 14, 2018
Genevieve Nuttall
Work trips are pretty great when you get to meet cool biologists, take a field trip on a boat, have dolphins jump right next to your boat, and visit a colony of pelicans!
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Mack Bennett
November 19, 2018
Mack Bennett
Best place to spend the weekend #grandisle#penn#specks
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by David Keith III
October 16, 2018
David Keith III
Grand isle beach never disappoints #shark #sandbarshark #bullshark
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by David Keith III
November 9, 2018
David Keith III
Holding a bullred watching the other rod start to move. Grand isle is where it's at this time of year.
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Levon Bullard
November 20, 2018
Levon Bullard
Day trip way down to the Louisiana coast.
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Art In Motion Designs
November 17, 2018
Art In Motion Designs
Louisiana Surfing is Real!
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Passiongirl
October 12, 2018
Passiongirl
Stuffed crab...from island to table πŸ¦€
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Sarah Khalil
November 26, 2018
Sarah Khalil
4 friends, 3 dogs, 2 fishing poles, and a shrimp boil on the beach on a beautiful November day. #whatwinter?
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Visit Jefferson Parish
October 5, 2018
Visit Jefferson Parish
Surf’s up in Grand Isle! πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈ There’s still some beach days left....get out & enjoy them!
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Michael Carey
November 11, 2018
Michael Carey
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Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Zach Rodriguez
November 12, 2018
Zach Rodriguez
1 fish, 2 fish, redfish, troutfish! We caught so many redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Cooked and seasoned several different ways by my favorite was the Boricua spices and grilled in banana leaves πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ£πŸŸπŸ πŸ‘πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·
Grand Isle beach (Grand Isle State Park) photo by Darcie Arahill
November 16, 2018
Darcie Arahill
Throwback to this back breaking fight with my biggest yellowfin tuna!☝️🐟 I watched this fish explode out of the water at daybreak inhaling a live blue runner!🐟 45 minute fight on stand gearπŸ’ͺ and the tuna did death circles all the way to the surface!🎣 I even ate my first tuna heart after catching smaller yellowfin during the night. A fish made of pure muscle combined with a streamlined physic makes them one of the most respected fish in the world!🌎πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸŸ