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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, Gulf Shores

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Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
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 took our kids ages 10-17 to the pier for the first time this trip, and they loved it!! We seen so many people fishing and catching different types of fish! A man and younger boy both caught a shark...  more »
  • Nice place to walk out into the Gulf a little without getting your feet wet. Many people fishing on both sides of the pier, fun to watch the catch come in. Most are willing to talk about the fish they...  more »
  • So worth walking the pier. Beautiful views of ocean, beach, wildlife. The pelicans and herron walk on puer looking for fish , was fun to watch. Information about the Gulf is posted along the walk. The...  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!
  • 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 .
  • Great place. Love the fact they discount veterans. Friendly and helpful staff (Cory and main guy behind the counter in bait shop). I look forward to fishing this place regularly and getting to know the tips and tricks.
  • Good place to fish but really crowded. Price to fish is not very attractive, especially if you're only there for a few hours. You do have to pay just to get on the pier, which I did not like. Good spot for pictures, though.
  • $4 admission all day per person (kid enter free with paying adult). Fishing equipment rental was reasonable. My husband and daughter had a blast catching saltwater fish. Pelicans are beautiful and sit so close! Fun experience.