Gulf State Park's Pier opened July 23, 2009. The new pier is the largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1540 ft. long and 41,800 sq. ft. 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. Newest addition is Pelican Sam's Roost which features delicious food and a great place to roost!