Fort Pickens Fishing Pier

Wooden pier full of people fishing stretches over blue water. A Great Blue Heron walks on white sand in the foreground. Blue sky in the background.
Fort Pickens Fishing Pier

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Known as the most popular place to fish in the Fort Pickens area. The fishing pier stretches out 200 feet into Pensacola Bay. It is a great place to catch fish, view dolphins, or watch the sunset.

The Fort Pickens Area Fishing Pier is a licensed pier. You do not need a license if you are fishing for recreational purposes from a pier that has a valid saltwater pier fishing license. Please abide by Florida state fishing regulations and practice leave no trace.

Fishing Pier Rules:
- Limit two poles or one pole, one cast net per person.

Fishing by bow, spear gun or Hawaiian slings.
- Alcohol, pets, glass, generators, texts, canopies, or any other shelter. 

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Last updated: June 14, 2021