Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, Gulf Shores

4.5
#2 of 62 in Nature in Alabama
Pier / Boardwalk · State Park
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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier attracts avid anglers, as well as tourists interested in seeing marine life. Opened in 2009 to replace the original pier destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the newly rebuilt pier features indoor seating and a retail shop for stocking up on bait and tackle. At 470 m (1,540 ft) long, the pier is the largest on the Gulf of Mexico, offering you more space to fish and look for sea life down below. Watch sharks, stingrays, and jellyfish swimming underneath you and keep an eye out for pelicans and cranes flying nearby. Use our Gulf Shores travel route builder to add Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and other attractions to your Gulf Shores vacation plans.
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  • A portion of the pier is under construction so you don't really get to far out in the gulf. And you have to pay to park there. 
    A portion of the pier is under construction so you don't really get to far out in the gulf. And you have to pay to park there.  more »
  • I've been here twice now, 2019 and 2022...just incredible to see hammerhead and black-tip sharks, green and loggerhead sea turtles, watch people fishing and just an amazing place! 
    I've been here twice now, 2019 and 2022...just incredible to see hammerhead and black-tip sharks, green and loggerhead sea turtles, watch people fishing and just an amazing place!  more »
  • High winds but because of the hurricane coming. Will look really nice when the pier gets finished. The winds blowing really made the splashes of water off the waves look awesome . Grabbed a hot... 
    High winds but because of the hurricane coming. Will look really nice when the pier gets finished. The winds blowing really made the splashes of water off the waves look awesome . Grabbed a hot...  more »
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  • My wife and I head to gulf shores twice a year and the State Park Pier is a spot we make sure to go to. I go there to fish, and she usually hangs out and works on her tan. The pier is open 24 hours and the have a restaurant that serves alcohol and has a karaoke stage. It has a family atmosphere and kids are welcome. They also have a full service tackle shop that carries live bait and has anything one would need to fish. It is paud parking and I believe it was $3 for two hours but do yourself a favor and get the nine dollar deal and then your pier admission is free.
  • This is a great place to watch the fisherman/women in hopes of seeing a fish or shark. Unfortunately, the pier has been damaged by the hurricane and it's only about half as long as it used to be. It's $3 to park for 2 hours and $2 per person to go onto the pier. They also offer fishing gear (but I'm not sure of those fees). This does have beach access as well so pack everyone up and head to the beach.
  • Best fishing in all of gulf shores. If your not into fishing the wildlife is more than worth the trip. There are sharks everywhere, they are fun to look at but they like to steal your fish.
  • I enjoyed the picture opportunities & we even got to see dolphins playing while we were there, but compared to other piers I've been to they nickle & dime you for everything. Not that we spent a lot, but we had to pay for parking even though we just planned on being there a few minutes, we had to pay to walk out on the Pier, then the expensive soda machines on the Pier took our money, but did not give you a soda & no one could do anything other than tell you to call the # on it so we had to spend another few dollars on a soda from their bar area. Wasn't impressed overall, but we still enjoyed some of the memories made their with my family.
  • Seen sharks, dolphins, sting rays, sea turtles, and so much more. There is a very beautiful sunset you can watch! Would definitely recommend going there!

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