Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, Gulf Shores

#2 of 61 in Nature in Alabama
Pier / Boardwalk · State Park
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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  • We walked the pier and watched the fisherman. There is damage at the end of the pier due to the hurricane, so we could not walk all the way out to the end. The rest of the pier is very nice and...  more »
  • Stopped by for a few photos. On way to pier walked by the bar (lots of smokers), and the smack bar, $3 to pass thru to rest of pier. Got there too late sun going down, and rain was coming left.....  more »
  • Fantastic campground. The Nature Center has rescue owls and raptors. There are 3 brackish lakes to fish. 28 miles of paths to bike and hike - many asphalted for accessibility and kids biking. There is a resort-quality pool. Access to crystal clear Gulf of Mexico. AND great campsites with full hook-ups. Perfect for nature lovers, families with young kids, and for retired people.
  • We loved our weekly bike rentals from Beach Bikes! We biked for 8 days straight- in the Gulf State Park! Every day was a different biking adventure. We loved the Nature Center. Loved the gorgeous sights. Biking was fun with all the different trails. Loved the Rosemary Dunes trail.

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