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Gulf State Park Pier

Gulf Shores | Orange Beach State Park Pier

The long awaited pier, under construction since the wipe-out of Hurricane Ivan, is open for strolling and fishing. Longest pier into the Gulf ! See Video Below.

Gulf Shores Pier, Orange Beach Pier,Gulf  State Park

Gulf State Park Pier--Gulf Shores, Alabama
The new fishing pier at Gulf State Park.

The 825 ft. fishing pier on the Gulf of Mexico was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.

Construction of a new pier is complete. It is the only public pier on the Gulf in Alabama. The new pier is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1540 ft.

The new pier is 20 feet wide and 1,512 feet long. It has a concession area with rest rooms, picnic tables, snack bar and tackle shop. The end of the pier is an octagon shape that is about 65 feet across, whereas the old pier’s end cap was only 30 feet wide.

The new pier has wooden handrails that meet the new American Disabilities Act guidelines, and the pier is accessible by ramp from the parking lot. The parking lot is about the same size as the old one with about 250 parking spaces with plenty of handicapped spaces.

The new pier will also is two feet higher with an elevation of 20 feet above sea level, where the old pier was at elevation 18.

The location of the new pier is 250 feet east of the old pier.

The pier boast features that were not available on the old pier, destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan, such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier(seen in picture above) and wheelchair accessible rail fishing. The new pier has 2448 feet of fishing space available along the rails. Below is a list of rules and regulations and user fees for the pier. For more information please contact the pier @ (251) 967-FISH(3474)

State park fishing pier railing and fish cleaning spot. State Park pier construction photos

Gulf Shores Pier bait shop Orange Beach state park fishing pier


Adults and Children 12 yrs and Up Under 12 yrs(free with paying adult)

Daily Fishing Permit $8.00 $ 4.00(w/out paying adult)*

Weekly Fishing Permit $40.00 $10.00(w/out paying adult)*

Monthly Fishing Permit $80.00 $20.00(w/out paying adult)*

Semi-Annual Fishing Permit $160.00 $40.00(w/out paying adult)*

Annual Fishing Permit $320.00 $50.00(w/out paying adult)*

Sightsee ( All Day) $ 3.00 Free with paying adult

* No child under 12 years of age will be allowed on the pier unless accompanied by an adult.*
Pier Rules and Regulations

Limit of 4 rods per fisherman (additional rods brought will be charged $3.50 each)

No trolley fishing permitted

Bottom fishing up-wind/up-current

Float fishing down-wind/down-current

Salt water fishing license required

Good conduct/sportsmanship required

One crab basket per person (cannot be left unattended and you cannot crab and fish at same time)

Catch must be placed in container within 10 minutes

Keep tackle and bait OFF of tables and benches

Cut your bait at cleaning tables or bait cutting tables only

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

No standing or sitting on rails

No jumping/diving off of pier

No alcohol allowed on pier

No cooking on pier

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Contact Info:
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-7726 (fax)


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