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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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Morning walk

Best pier I have ever been on. It was worth the 3 dollars to walk it and watch all the activity... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David K
,
Grove, Oklahoma
via mobile
A must see for anyone visiting Gulf Shores

Even for sightseers this is a must see. We visit it at least once in the day and once at night... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan T
,
Birmingham, Alabama
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fishing pier” (60 reviews)
“fun to watch” (32 reviews)
“nice walk” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
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+1 251-948-7275
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best pier I have ever been on. It was worth the 3 dollars to walk it and watch all the activity. Well kept and managed. Bathrooms were clean.

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even for sightseers this is a must see. We visit it at least once in the day and once at night every time we visit GS. There is always interesting wildlife to see - sharks, stingrays, crabs. Amazing

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to get to, ample parking, and it's a nice view. Other than that, it's a little boring if you don't plan to fish. Looked like there was a little snack shop and gift shop on site, neither of which were open when we were...More

Thank lauravD6203CP
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great pier and lots to look at. Bring plenty of fluids.....its hot!!! We didn't catch anything worth keeping but we caught some crazy stargazer fish. They also offer guided tours

1  Thank MamaEllis
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped by after dinner to watch the sunset. It's beautiful from the pier. My husband had a great time talking to the fisherman, we even saw some of them catch some fish. Nothing really big, but fun to watch.

Thank mibeachlover
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The pier is the place to be for sunsets. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review and hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Veterans are free. We saw dolphins! We did a sight seeing tour of the dock. I wish we could have fished!

Thank Fred K
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! I hope you will fish next time you visit, you can rent everything you need at the bait shop on the pier.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took pictures that day at the end of the pier the sun was setting it was a awesome sunset the pier was full of people fishing . Saw crab fish and a string Ray

Thank lisamA5260PT
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sunsets at the pier are the best!! Thanks so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boards on the walk are wearing out and several are lose. My wife and I caught our shoes several times. Wasn’t impressed, especially since it cost $6 just to walk out. Sorry but I wouldn’t recommend this for someone just sight seeing.

Thank Nathan G
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Appreciate you taking the time to review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For only $3 you can spend the day on the pier talking to the local fisherman, watching amazing things sea turtle swimming by the pier, a pelican getting a hook and bobber caught in its foot and being rescued by a ranger and then released!...More

Thank Gumbas
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow you got to see a sea turtle and a pelican rescue! We love our wildlife and those huge turtles are a sight to see. Thank you for taking the time to review the Pier!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting walking the pier day and night. The fishermen are interesting to watch, although they often seem taciturn. The state park folks are nice however. We saw a few fish landed and watched the moon and sunrise. There is a shop selling snacks....More

Thank mirepoix417
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to write a review! Our fishermen are very focused for sure and deeply love the adventures of fishing, they are very helpful when you need a hand fishing or have questions. Hope you will come back and see us soon!

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Kathleen B
25 July 2017|
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Response from GulfStatePark | Property representative |
It depends on several factors. Oxygen in the water, bait, weather, tide and temperature. Usually crabbing in the park is good
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Lisa K
7 July 2017|
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Response from Donna T | Reviewed this property |
Pier is open 24 hours. Music times vary
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Nicole O
15 May 2017|
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Response from Rob G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your inquiry! A Saltwater Fishing License is required for all persons fishing or possessing fish in saltwater areas of Alabama. (See Saltwater Areas Map) RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16... More
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