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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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Fog Takes Over

Even though fog had crept in on the day we visited the pier, we had a good time watching the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rescueagreyhound
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Akron, Ohio
Probably only worth a visit if you're going fishing

We noticed a lot of cars in the parking lot so we decided to take a look. Access to the pier is not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Curtis S
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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  • Average8%
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“fun to watch” (33 reviews)
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20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
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20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
+1 251-948-7275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though fog had crept in on the day we visited the pier, we had a good time watching the fishermen and the birds. There is a sightseeing fee of $3.00 for a one-time visit or $4.00 for the entire day. The pier bathrooms were...More

Thank rescueagreyhound
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We noticed a lot of cars in the parking lot so we decided to take a look. Access to the pier is not free and it'll be up to you if the entry fee is worth paying. If you're going to fish, the entry fee...More

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to pier and were able to fish. Friendly people and we could see Marinelife from pier. Make sure your fishing license is current

Thank bradbtenn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second Christmas we spent at Orange Beach. Last year the fishing was spectacular off the pier when we were here! This year, a big cold front move through and mostly shut the fishing down. There were a few fish, including one big...More

2  Thank robert b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First for the view, but we spent as much time watching ramoras and the pelicans. One pelican on the pier was having a time rearranging his fish to swallow head-first and the seagulls were hoping they could snatch it while he tried. Gives new appreciation...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We spent the $3 per person to wander out on the pier. It was fun to see the people fishing and check out what they were catching. We were able to see several people pull up some big fish --- one lady caught a 30lb...More

Thank Jamie V
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

My 17 year old son had a blast fishing off the pier this past weekend! He can't wait to come back! I don't fish but I really enjoyed being on the pier! Will definitely be back when we are in Gulf Shores again! Our family...More

Thank suzy t
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! This is what we love to hear, great times with the family, y'all come back soon!

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

It was really fun to walk out over the ocean with the sun shining and the birds flying overhead.We visited with the fishermen and learned a lot about the fish and we saw lots of sharks while walking out on the pier.We got to see...More

Thank misharpittman
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Sounds like you had a blast! Local fishermen are a wealth of information about the fish and wildlife, I love watching them fish. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth stopping. We stopped after breakfast to walk the pier and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth the $3 per person fee. Having been rebuilt after Hurricane Irma, this is now the longest pier in the gulf. It was interesting seeing the fishermen...More

Thank claybournx2
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to post this great and helpful review, glad you enjoyed your walk! The new overpass is great fun on a bike too!

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Great view, lots of birds and fish, sunsets, sand, waves. You might even get to watch a pelican try to steal a fish from another bird

Thank Chuck J
GulfStatePark, Gulf State Park Staff at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks for the outstanding review :) 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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