Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Family Fun in Pensacola: Beach Gulf Fishing Pier!

Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier~
A favorite hang out spot on Pensacola Beach!

The Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier is located at 41 Fort Pickens Rd. located on Casino Beach in Pensacola Beach. The pier juts out 1,271 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and offers some of the best views from Pensacola Beach as well as some of the best fishing from land in the area!

View of beautiful Casino Beach at Pensacola Beach from Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier~
View leaving the Fishing Pier on Pensacola Beach

Short Video tour of Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

Pensacola Beach's Wildlife as Seen from the Pier
Pod of dolphins fish nearby Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier~ great views of wildlife from the Pier!

The Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier sits atop the Gulf of Mexico, which is home to hundreds of species of wildlife.  From the Fishing Pier, spectaters have observed dolphin, sharks, manatees, several species of fish, turtles, stingrays, jelly fish, crab, and much more. 
This is also a favorite spot among bird watchers due to the large amount of marine birds who visit the pier in hopes of finding an easy meal! Marine birds include heron, egrets, pelicans, eagulls, even a bald eagle has been spotted over Pensacola Beach! 
Heron flies over the Gulf of Mexico as seen from the Gulf Pier~
Fishing at Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier
Fishmerman carries his catch
There is an admission fee for the Gulf Pier. Daily prices are as follows: $7.50 adults; $6.50 seniors and military; and $4.50 for children. Admission includes license fees so you do not have to hold an Escambia County Fishing License to fish from the bridge. Spectaters can walk the 2/3 mile roundtrip walk for a mere $1.25.

The pier is open daily and operates 24/7. For tips on how to catch specific fish from the pier, visit their website here.
 Common fish caught at the fishing pier include Spanish and King Mackerel, Trout, Flounder, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Pampano, Blue Fish, Flounder, Tarpon, jack Cravel, and Bonito to name a few.

Spectaters also enjoy the breathtaking sunset views over Pensacola Beach from the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. Pack a picnic, grab the family, and head on over to the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier for the sunet. You will not be disappointed!
Until next time,
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