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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, Gulf Shores

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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. 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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  • Would recommend you visit the pier if your in town. It is a very nice place. We saw sharks swimming around in the water. That was so cool!!  more »
  • Super friendly staff, who made two old vets day. The fishing was outstanding both day and night. Even the sight of sharks and turtles made it worth the visit.  more »
  • This pier is extra special because it is long enough to get you to some pretty deep water where you are likely to see and/or catch some of the bigger Gulf fish. You also have a great chance of seeing ...  more »
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  • Great family friendly place. You can go fishing off of the pier. There is a little drink bar and ice cream options for kids. It definitely is a very entertaining place and you can take great pictures there. The blue angels also fly over it sometimes when they are training for air shows. When we went we saw them fly over and it was amazing. We also saw seagulls very up close. It's also very cool to watch the fisherman catch different fish. Just watch out for stray hooks!
  • Forth visit and loving it. Nice beaches for those who like that type of thing and an awesome fishing/sightseeing pier. Loads of other attractions and all are conveniently located. Very nice park, but usually full. Make reservations six to nine months out, especially if you want adjoining camp sites. Will be back every year, as long as we can.
  • Nice pier. You do have to pay to go out onto it but was reasonable overall. Saw a fish being hauled in. People were friendly as well (both staff and those fishing from and visiting the pier). Maintained. Does have restrooms also.
  • Great place to take a day trip and see the wild life . We went fishing and had a good time didn't catch much but maybe that was just me .. a little pricey to fish on the pier all day long .. 9.00 per person and you can rent poles to fish if you don't have enough pole for that tag along person for 10.00 per pole . They have a little place to eat there and some game to play for the kiddos. Drink machines all throughout the pier and a rest room dead center so no long walks after that 3 glass of sweet tea .
  • My home away from home. Every vacation I end up spending 6-8 hours a day on this pier. Great place to fish, hang out, and learn about the different fish you can catch in the gulf.

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