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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  • When we visited the area last year, Dan and I decided not to pay the $3 per person to walk out on this pier. The fact that it was a cool windy day had a part in our decision. This year we decided to d...  more »
  • Longest pier in the area. Has restrooms in 2 areas, a small store, fish cleaning station. There is a charge to walk or fish from the pier but its worth every penny. Fun to watch the many people fishin...  more »
  • I guess the fee is justifiable if you're fishing but I couldn't see the fee just to walk out on the pier. Your values could be different!  more »
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  • We loved this area and this beach. As for the pier, it looks great but I’m not interested in paying money for my family to walk out on a dock, because of its use now someone thought charging to walk on it made sense. I could have used a coffee and goods for the family so maybe make the pier free and live with the money from consumers. Anyway I’m sure it’s to charge the mass of fishing people. Beautiful spot just make sure you carry money to the beach if you want to walk on a dock. Still the beach is beautiful as you can see.
  • We always have to make a trip out to this pier every time we come to Gulf Shores! Watching other people catch fish is fun! Make sure to visit the pier during calmer weather so you can see the fish swimming below in the clear water of Gulf Shores! Simply amazing!!
  • This place was awesome. Nice long walk. Can't see the beach in perriferals from end of pier which was neat. You can get fishing license at the pier and fish right there. Worth the time.
  • Pricy. Just to walk on the pier is $3.00 and the Fishing is $9.00 plus you have to have your own saltwater or pier fishing license. If you have a shark on, you can't land it. Really.?! Just down the road in Ft. Walton, Florida. It's $2.00 all day walking on their pier. $8.00 for fishing and that includes the fishing license. Plus, if you are lucky enough to catch hold of a sand shark and you can land him, that is a great meal for you and your family to take home.
  • Great views and well worth the time. Plenty of benches along the pier, although we were there during a slow period. Loved all the pelicans and other birds. I got a lot of great pictures there.
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