Lake Guntersville Beach

Sandy beach
4242 Aubrey Carr Scenic Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976, USA
277 miles from Mobile, AL
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Entrance fees must be placed in the honor box. Failure to pay will result in a fine. 

There's a number of limitations – read the description below!

A great place to spend your weekend. Although a day-visit to Guntersville State Park is a wonderful idea, in my opinion, it’s simply not enough. So pack your travel bag for at least a night and book a place to stay. You have choices of a room, chalet or cottage. 

The beach is man-made and it’s pretty good. Unlike a real beach, the sands here aren’t that soft. There are small pebbles and stones in the water, so watch your step when entering. The beach is clean, the water is too. 

Beach rules

The area is maintained on a daily basis. There are a few simple rules to follow:

  • No animals
  • No glass
  • No grills on the beach

Hours and admission fees

Beach hours are sunrise to sunset. 

The beach area is offered to registered guests and is also open to the public. The following fees for the beach area apply:

  • Ages < 3 - Free entrance
  • Ages 4-11 - $3.00 per person
  • Ages 12+ - $4.00 per person
  • Ages 62+ - Free
  • Veterans / Active Military - Free


Plenty of great amenities on-site. Cookout grills for residents. A small pool and a nice restaurant. And even a golf course.

If you’re not camping, you can leave your car in Aubrey Car Scenic Drive adjacent to the State Park. The fee is $3 only (for the whole day). 

This place is charming during every season, so pay a visit!

Places to stay

You can book a cabin using the official site of the park, but the process is rather cumbersome and impractical.

Luckily, there's a huge number of independently-owned cabins available for rent on VRBO (aka HomeAway) with relevant pictures, reviews, and map location. 

Driving time

  • 2 hours 50 minutes from Atlanta, GA
  • 3 hours from Nashville, TN

What we loved

  • Stunning lake views from the rooms
  • Helpful staff
  • Friday night seafood buffet in the restaurant

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

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Visitor questions:

Question: Are there grills and picnic tables near the beach? Can you bring umbrellas and tents?
Asked by Gail about 3 years ago
Answer: Grills and picnic tables are available for campsite guests only. You can bring your tent and umbrella, yet be prepared that you might have to pay some fee for installing your tent on the beach.

Lake Guntersville Beach videos

State Park overview
A wonderful video of the state park
State Park field trips
An amazing video with some aerial views of the state park

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

Best times to visit

Average temperature (°F)
Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Guntersville, Alabama 4242 Aubrey Carr Scenic Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Lake Guntersville Beach reviews and photos
Reviewed on: September 15, 2020