Gator Beach

4.4654 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541, United States
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8508374781
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Educational Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Observation Deck, Exhibition

Get a chance to see over 80 alligators and learn about them through educational shows at the Gator Beach. Visitors can feed the alligators using cane pole – proceeds are used for wildlife preservation programs. Visitors also get a chance to see Albino Alligator - one of the rare breeds of alligator! One of the fun things to so if travelling with kids! 

Gator Beach Travel Tips

  • Pay a visit around lunch time to get a chance to feed the alligators.

Entrance Ticket Details For Gator Beach

  • Get a chance to feed the alligators for a 3 USD fee.

How to Reach Gator Beach

  • Greyhound Bus station

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  • Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q
  • Hooters

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  • Gator Beach Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541, United States
  • Gator Beach Contact Number: +1-8508374781
  • Gator Beach Timing: 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Gator Beach(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gator Beach: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 57.82% of people who visit Destin include Gator Beach in their plan

  • 39.64% of people start their Gator Beach visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gator Beach

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

66.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gator Beach

People normally club together Henderson Beach State Park and Destin Commons while planning their visit to Gator Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Gator Beach Reviews & Ratings

  • Pretty cool place, our 5 children loved it. Gator tale with the sweet chili sauce was excellent. Kids meals came with a little toy alligator. I ordered a salad and it was the biggest salad ive ever seen. It is expensive but the portions were so big we were able to take leftovers back to the hotel to eat for lunch the next day. It was pretty crowded when we went (labor day weekend) but i figured it would be. The kids played on the playground and fed the alligators while they got our table ready. Its only $4 for a bag of food and a pole and $10 to have your picture taken with a live alligator. Our handler was so nice and patient with all of our children and let each one of them hold the alligator, i wish i would have gotten his name so i could put it in this review!

  • Our server was Jake and the service was EXCELLENT! Food was delicious! Highly recommend the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp stuffed with crab and glazed with brown sugar (YUM!). Also, they have a great pass time while you’re waiting for a table in a kids playground and alligator-feeding. Such a great place for families. Would definitely come back and highly recommend this place to friends and family...

  • Pretty cool place to go see live gators for free, u can also buy bait and feed them as well, great for the children, overall a great family atmosphere place. The albino gator was awesome, it's a must see!!

  • Fun experience for the kids. Food is very expensive though. We shared food and it was still high. Expect to drop at least 20 per person for a meal. The meals did come with a lot of food and friendly staff. We watched the 10pm gator show.

  • Went with the family for lunch and for my 4 year old to feed some gators. He loved it, after feeding the gator we had lunch upstairs. The fish tacos were amazing.

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