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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

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Address: 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Super fun place to walk out and see the others fishing!

We didn't fish but my brother surely enjoyed being able to roll out on the pier in his wheelchair and watch others bringing in their big catches. What a perfect day. The weather... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't fish but my brother surely enjoyed being able to roll out on the pier in his wheelchair and watch others bringing in their big catches. What a perfect day. The weather was exceptional and that place was really buzzing.

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Storm Lake
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for vacation and spent sometime watching the fishermen as well as looking down at the fish swimming around the pier. We even ate BBQ on the pier one afternoon.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our fishing pier. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Unfortunately, the BBQ restaurant has ended its contract with us for that space but, we do have a new restaurant coming in soon. We hope you will come visit us again this summer! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pier has been rebuilt after hurricanes destroyed the old one. You can go out a distance for free and then all of the way for $3.00. Military personnel, current or former are admitted free. Resident Pelicans will let you walk right up to them for a photo op. it's a beautiful walk out with rest benches along the way.... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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359 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was well worth the admission to get to use this pier! The fishing is very good. Our favorite on the pier was Sam, the local pelican! He was such a beggar and posed for pictures perfectly!

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our pier. Sam is one of our favorite pelicans. He is always looking for a scrap of fish. We hope you will come back and visit again soon! More 

Belleville, Illinois
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fishing pier was fun to visit. Fisherman were catching fish from the pier which the heron were hoping to get. There's a place to clean your catch. The bathrooms were clean and the park rangers were friendly. The pier has been rebuilt since a hurricane took it out several years ago. It's longer than the previous one.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are happy you had a good experience and we hope you will come back and visit us again soon! More 

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A long pier out into the gulf. We enjoyed seeing a couple fishermen land a fish as we walked back. We probably just stayed about an hour, and it costs three dollars (except veterans are complementary). We enjoyed reading some historical facts about it. Then we walked on the beach near the pier afterwards.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are glad you had a good time. Come back and visit again soon! More 

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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to skip walking this pier, but in the end decided to do it, and I'm so glad we did. Yes, it's filled with fishermen, but it's interesting just to watch them. Also, midway on the pier is a building with restrooms and a fish cleaning station, and the pelicans hang out there all the time. Amazingly, these... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our pier. We are glad you had a good experience and we hope you will come back and see us again soon! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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93 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pier is reportedly the longest pier on the Gulf Coast, nearly 1/4 mile in length. Today was clear and beautiful, in the low 70's. Plenty of sea bird watching and the fishermen and women were out in force but, when asked, not one had caught any fish. One woman told us this isn't a good time of year to... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We always appreciate such informative reviews. You are correct, we do allow service dogs. Come back and visit us again soon! More 

Venice, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pier is endless! The second half of the structure is designed for fisherman, which requires a fee. There is a an open picnic area and restrooms for no fee located on the beginning of the pier under a roof just before the entrance fee part. There was no parking fee, so we spent time on the beach beside the... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our pier. We are happy you enjoyed your time here and hope you will come back to see us again soon! More 

Rockford, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked the Pier this morning. Nice walk and great view. Talked to some fisherman and seen one gentleman catch a fish. $3.00 per person to get in, not a bad price for a state Pier.

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Thank you for writing a review about our pier. We hope you will come back again soon! More 

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