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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, Gulf Shores

Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your visit to Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Gulf Shores trip generator.
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  • We love walking out on the pier. It is always full of life with all sorts of people watching opportunities. 
  • This is a great pier for walking and fishing. There are usually Pelicans on the pier that are pretty friendly. It's also fun to watch the fishermen reel in their catch. We saw a shark swim by when we ...  read more »
  • Beautiful views! I would have liked to have been there for sunset or sunrise. We didn't see any dolphins but did see a shark. Lots of people fishing and was hoping that someone would catch something b...  read more »
  • I love pokemon hunting on this peir. There are 5 pokestops and a gym. It's amazing. You can also fish off this peir but I dont recommend it if you watched finding door recently.
  • Wonderful Adventure! Plenty of benches along the Pier, Amazing views! Beautiful @ Sunset ! Food stands, restrooms,and white sand BeAcH on the Gulf Mexico. Bring your camera.
  • We had an awesome experience at the pier! Beautiful scenery and we saw we saw 2 hammerhead sharks and 4 or 5 other huge sharks (not sure of the species) swimming around. It was amazing!
  • A 1/4 mile long fishing pier with lots of local anglers on it. A $3 entrance fee to visit (free for veterans) or you can rent equipment and fish for a nominal fee. Watch the kids so they don't get hooked by amateur anglers casting their rods. Well equipped with a bait/tackle store and some food options on the pier itself. I didn't fish but walked and talked to a few people. Sounds like they have great fishing on this pier if you have the time.
  • Love it, Love it, Love it. I can't say enough good things about this beach. Beautiful white sands, very clean, not very crowded, lots of parking, and a long pier to walk or fish on. The pier does cost extra so take some money. Great to sit on and watch the sunset.
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