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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

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Address: 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
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+1 251-948-7275

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You can get a great view of the shore from the far end of the pier; lots of great fishing; pelicans abound (and are very "chill" for taking pictures). There is a small fee to use... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eric K
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can get a great view of the shore from the far end of the pier; lots of great fishing; pelicans abound (and are very "chill" for taking pictures). There is a small fee to use the pier. The nearby beach is free.

Thank Eric K
West Fork
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great day fishing off the pier. Husband hooked two sharks. I got an eel. Friendly people that work together

Thank trutekinc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in a condo on Gulf Shores and just walked the beach to the pier. It was beautiful! Just be aware, there is a fee (about $3-$4 per person) to actually get on the pier. We weren't expecting the pier on our first beach walk and didn't have money with us---so we had to better prepare for our... More 

Thank Pfitzmap
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were only at the pier for a few hours, but it was well worth the admission fee. A lot of the fisherman shared stories with us and told us what to look for. We saw pelicans, a 6-foot shark, lots of manta rays, & jellyfish! The public bathrooms are well-kept and there's a small restaurant and vending machines for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The day we were there there were sharks swimming around the pier the Dolphins were out there too. The Pelicans sit around the pier waiting for fisherman to throw stuff for them as they are cleaning their fish.

Thank Mary M
Nikiski, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to fish and love the sun, so this place was great. We spent the day. We rented a pole and the gentleman at the tackle shop was very helpful. They rigged it up with hook and line, and we bought shrimp for bait. Right away, a shark broke my line! We could see quite a few sharks in... More 

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. It was fun watching the fishermen and women Place is easy to drive to and $4.00 gets you access. Beach is right below so you can visit the beach section too

Thank LupefromTexas
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful pier to walk and enjoy. I believe it is $3.00 for adults and our boys were free. We love to go closer to sunset and get amazing pictures at the end of the pier. Friendly people fishing, had a man let my oldest fish, it made his week! Would recommend this to anyone visiting the gulf.

Thank Rachael1140
Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access an it is easy to fish here. Although I did not catch one, I saw another person reeling in a large fish. Location is very pretty. Lots of parking. Will come again.

Thank mach2_13
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved going on the pier and seeing all the fisherman. We saw a variety of birds, jellyfish swimming and even a shark! The pier had snacks you could purchase and prices were good! The kids loved watching the fisherman and even families fish.

Thank amullins77

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