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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
+1 251-948-7275
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Wonderful pier to see great views and watch fisherman reel in their catch! You can also fish here... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leah F
Can't wait to return!

Been fishing this pier for several years. the fishing seems hit or miss most of the time & the last... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jr H
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The Gulf State Park Pier offers features such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier (seen in picture above) and wheelchair accessible rail fishing. The new pier has 2,448 feet of fishing space available along the rails.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (445 reviews)
“fun to watch” (39 reviews)
“per person” (62 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
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+1 251-948-7275
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful pier to see great views and watch fisherman reel in their catch! You can also fish here yourself, which we have done once. You can rent gear from the shop and obtain a permit. Staff are helpful and nice. When we went, the small...More

Thank Leah F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been fishing this pier for several years. the fishing seems hit or miss most of the time & the last few trips have been a miss but we keep coming back.

Thank Jr H
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The pier is definitely irresistible when it comes to doing something you love! We are glad to hear that you have a good time when you visit our pier, we hope you come back to visit soon!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to pay a fee to walk on the pier and just look. it's a pretty busy place in the morning when the fishermen are there.More

Thank Pamela M
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review! There is a $3 one time sightseeing fee, $4 all day sightseeing fee and a $9 fishing fee. There are plenty things to see on and from the pier, from sunsets to sharks in the water and also see what...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friends and I were just exploring things to do. Happened up on the pier. $3 admission to walk the pier but great view and fun to watch all the people fishing from it. We actually could see fish, sting rays and even a small shark...More

Thank Trenda B
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review! The pier is definitely a place everyone should stop at to take a stroll! There are many different things to view at the pier. we hope you come back to visit!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent small adventure! Cheap prices and pay once for 12 hours!! Friendly staff too! There's information boards along the walk about all sorts of different animals. Great time, worth a stop!!More

Thank kareenamathis
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are glad to hear you had a great time! Pier fishing bands run from 7am-7am and 7pm-7pm. There are some informative boards along the pier with different information about marine life! Thank you for the review and we hope you come back to visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! where else can you go night fishing on a pier! I have been coming here for years. Hint , the fireworks from the Hangout festival can be viewed here nicely.

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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. The pier is a great place to visit! Night fishing is very cool for those who are interested! We are glad to hear you had a great time and hope you come back to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to come fish and enjoy the great outdoors. A learning experience tip one pick up some frozen squid for bait. Tip two if you pay to fish after 7:00 am you can fish until 7:00 am next day. Tip three if you pay...More

1  Thank Kevin W
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. You are correct about the 7AM-7AM wristband change and the 7PM-7PM wristband change. The cost to fish the pier is $9.00 each and veterans are $6.00. It is a great place to visit to spend the day! We hope you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous views of the Gulf, best place to be to see a beautiful sunset and almost certain to see a shark or 2!

Thank Countrygirl41287
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review! The pier is definitely one of the best places to view the sunset, and also to see sharks! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only sad part was the poor beach patrol having to tell the ding dongs to get out of the water. Those people would go right back out. Guess they wanted to be bait. Purple flag people. Pay attention. Bad to swim when you are told...More

Thank debrarockton
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Pier, although it is a rule that you can't swim within 100 yards of the pier for safety reasons such as getting hooked/caught in the line of fisherman. We also do look out for the safety...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a small $3 fee, you can spend time on the pier and watch the fishers catch some cool fish. They have cleaning stations where you see the variety of fish. There are places to get food and drink, and restrooms...so you can make a...More

Thank eatbread
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! The pier definitely is a place to visit when it comes to the Gulf State Park! It is so relaxing to go out and sightsee, watch the sunrise/sunset or even to go fishing. We are glad to hear that you...More

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bhward1971
13 June 2018|
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Response from Travelerx2-6 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think they sell them at the pier
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Jeannie981
22 May 2018|
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Response from sbruse2017 | Reviewed this property |
We did not fish....we just watched people fishing!! Unfortunately I do not know the answer to your question!!
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UtopianTurtletop
3 April 2018|
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Response from GulfStatePark | Property representative |
You can catch and see fish all year long at the pier and many fishing areas in the park for freshwater fishing. This week is very busy because of spring break but next week and the week after will be great!
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