How to Make the Most of the Gulf State Park Pier

Gulf State Park Pier
The vast and biologically diverse sanctuary that is Gulf State Park features some of the area’s best opportunities to spot flora and fauna like nowhere else. Features of the park, like the Gulf State Park Pier, allow you to soak it all in and take advantage of some of the best scenery and fishing the park has to offer. So, when you plan your visit to the Gulf Shores area, be sure to make the most of your trip with a stop at the Gulf State Park Pier.

Gulf State Park and the Gulf State Park Pier are a couple of great things to do on Alabama’s Gulf Coast! Fortunately for you, there’s plenty more where those come from. Here at Sunset Properties, we want you to have the best vacation ever. So, we’ve put together a free, downloadable Vacation Guide, just for you! It’s the best way to plan and see all the great things our area has to offer. You’re going to love it!

What’s There to Do at the Gulf State Park Pier?

The Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier is one of the park’s focal points, and it offers some of the best views along the Gulf Coast. It is the second longest pier along the entire Gulf Coast at 2,448 feet of available fishing space. So, what’s the best way to enjoy the pier? Here are a few options.


The obvious answer. With 2,448 feet of fishable pier, all you have to do is pay a small daily fee to enjoy great pier fishing. You can fish off the pier for just $9.00 per day, and you can rent a fishing rod for $20.00 per day. Children under 11 may fish for free when accompanied by a paying adult. And, for your fishing needs, the indoor retail area on the pier has you covered. Be sure to get your Alabama saltwater fishing license before you go!

Photography and Sightseeing

The second longest pier on the Gulf Coast is naturally a wonderful scenic vantage point. Bring your camera or enjoy a moment of tranquility on one of the pier’s benches, and you’ll know what we mean. This is a spectacular sunset view whether you want a picture or just want to relax. There is a small fee for sightseeing on the pier, just $3.

Other Things to Do at Gulf State Park

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

This is your opportunity to see the beauty of the park up close and personal. Wonderful hiking and biking trails and paths wind through the park, highlighting the waterways, wooded areas, and dunes the park contains.

Nature Center

Gulf State Park’s Nature Center features plants and animals native to the park and the Gulf Coast region. Whether it’s the turtles, the snakes, the trees, or the taxidermy, there’s something to enjoy for everyone in the family!

Beautiful Beaches

Over three and a half miles of white sand beaches will capture your attention and delight your toes. And, these family-friendly beaches are ideal for beach days full of fun and relaxation. Cool off in the water or lay out and get a tan, it doesn’t matter! You’ll love these beaches!

The Perfect Vacation for Utter Relaxation

When you consider all the incredible experiences you can have along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, it’s a no-brainer to book your summer vacation here. So, get to planning! Here at Sunset Properties, we’re ready for you! Our beautiful condos and beach houses are the best way to make beachy memories you and yours will never forget. So, browse our available properties and see for yourself how great a vacation here can be. Contact us today to book your beach getaway!