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. 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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  • October 4, 2017
    The pier is open 24 hours. If you buy an armband after 7pm, it is good until the next night at 7pm. My husband and kids fished there after dark a couple of times. They really enjoyed it. The fishing p...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Pier was well kept, clean, no "fishy" smell. While we did not fish we watched others and took in the view. Great photo opportunities to be had. Well worth the $3 adult admission.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I don't fish, but enjoy the pier because there is always something to see. People reel in sharks, octopi, and an assortment of fish. Pelicans and other birds like to hangout when fish are being cleane...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    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!
  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    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 .
  • July 2, 2017
    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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