The Gulf State Park Pier is the only public pier on the Gulf in Alabama and at 1,540 feet is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico. It has a concession area with indoor seating, bathrooms, a snack bar and tackle shop. There is a cost of a few dollars to access it whether you are fishing or just sightseeing but our campground pass got us in for free. We attended a Guided Pier Walk/Tour with a park employee and learned a lot about it. The original pier was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and was replaced with this much larger and much improved version that was built to withstand a category 3 hurricane.
Did I mention it was a beautiful sunny 70 degree day?