Grand Isle town ordinance no 78-3; beach access pass

Ord 78-3 allows for the access of the Grand Isle beach by Golf Carts and Side-By-Sides upon the purchase and registration of a Beach Access Pass.  Registrants are required to follow the regulations set forth in Ord 78-3.  Anyone in violation of Ord 78-3 can be fined anywhere between $100-$500 and have their Beach Access Pass revoked.  The Grand Isle Police Department is responsible for registration and enforcement of Ord 78-3, who's regulations are as follows:

  • The vehicle operator must be at least 16 years old and possess a valid driver's license
  • The vehicle will carry only the number of passengers that it is built for ( no riding on coolers or in beds )
  • A Beach Access Pass must be purchased at a cost of $75.00 ( cash or check, no cards ) and are valid for the year in which they are purchased. Passes are available for purchase at the Grand Isle Police Department located on the 2nd floor of the Grand Isle Multiplex, 3101 LA Hwy 1 Grand Isle, LA
  • No golf carts or side-by-sides are allowed out at night.  Travel time is from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. STRICT ENFORCEMENT
  • No golf cart or side-by-side may exceed 10 miles-per-hour at any time
  • ATV's ( 4-wheelers, 3-wheelers, etc ) are strictly prohibited
  • Crossing the levee is allowed only at designated vehicle crossings.  At no time are any vehicles allowed to travel on top of the levee ( $500 fine )
  • Vehicles traveling parallel to the waters edge must do so at least 50 feet away from the swash zone ( wet sand caused by wave action ).  You may travel perpendicular through the swash zone to the waters edge in order to drop off supplies and equipment
  • No pulling of rafts or body boards of any sort is allowed
  • Tires must not exceed 30 inches in overall tire height diameter and must not have a 'tractor style' tire tread
  • The penalty for violating this ordinance:
    $100 for a first offense,
    $200 for a second offense
    Up to $500 for a third offense and/or 30 days in jail plus court costs and revocation of the beach pass


  • Official Levee Crossings

tire tread

Sand Paddle

This type of tire is commonly called a paddle tire..

R4 Composite

This tractor style tread is the R4 Composite. Used mostly for hard surfaces, I have seen this style on several side-by-sides.


This aggressive AG style is used for loose mud.

Turf Style

This is a 'turf' or 'button' tire tread.  This preferred tire tread offers grip without deformation

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