Golf Cart/UTV Rules

Whether you are a local, camp owner or visitor we hope you enjoy your time on Grand Isle. Please follow these rules when using golf carts and UTV’s on the Grand Isle Beach:

  • The operator of the golf cart/UTV must be at least 16 years old and must have a valid drivers license. Insurance is recommended.
  • The golf cart/UTV will carry only the allotted passengers that it is built for.
  • Anyone who wishes to operate a golf cart/UTV on the Grand Isle beach must purchase beach access tag at a cost of $75.00 per year, which tag can be purchased at the police station from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tag must be visible on golf cart/UTV on front driver’s side. Tag expires on January 1 of each year.
  • Riding is allowed on beach 30 minutes before sun rise and 30 minutes after sun down.
  • Speed limit is 10 mph or less.
  • Golf carts (electric or gas) / UTV only are allowed and not ATV or 4 wheelers.
  • Must use one of the sixteen (16) marked crossings in order to cross levee and there is no crossing or driving on the levee allowed where no accesses are provided.
  • No riding parallel to the beach shall be allowed in the “swash zone” and for fifty (50) feet north of the northern most point swash zone.  People may take a horizontal path to the beach to drop off their materials, supplies, ice chests, tents, and other similar equipment.   Anyone who is in violation shall be subject to a first offense fine of up to five hundred dollars and/or thirty days in jail plus mandatory court appearance.
  • No pulling of rafts or body boards or any sport by golf carts/UTV. No pulling of trailer size larger than 6×8.  Handicap persons will be exempt to ride on trailer at officer’s discretion.
  • Vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles have the right of way first.
  • Tires on Golf Carts/UTV must not exceed 30 inches in size & must not have tractor grip style tires.
  • The penalty for violating this ordinance is $200.00 for a first offense, $300.00 for a second offense and up to $500.00 for a third offense, and/or thirty days in jail plus mandatory court appearance and will have permit revoked.