Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach

Sandy beach
1 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532, USA
14 miles from Mobile, AL
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Beach amenities

  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Non-residents are charged an entrance fee during summer.

Dogs not allowed on the beach.

Parking fee about $6.

Keep your shoes on.

A must-visit spacious sandy beach with a pier if you happen to be in Fairhope. A great place to have a picnic after, before, or instead of swimming.

There's a beautiful park along the waters where you can stroll while your kids are having fun in the playground area. There's also a dedicated picnic area with tables. Lots of benches to relax on and watch the sun go down. You can also fish right from the pier, but you’ll need a saltwater fishing license. 

Access and parking

The beach and the pier are located just down the road from the center of Fairhope. The distance is short, so it’s either a quick and easy drive or a nice relaxing walk through quiet neighborhoods.

Parking is available for vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The parking lot is located close to the beach and there’s a paved road right over the sand, which makes walking from one’s car to the beach quick and convenient. The area of the parking lot is filled with lovely flowers and has a pretty fountain at the center.

Delightful walking places

If you’re looking for eye-pleasing walking places, there’s a flower garden with rose bushes and a beautiful fountain. Apart from that, there’s an absolutely lovely side park with flowers (in spring, don’t miss azaleas in bloom!), plenty of benches, picnic tables, walking paths – an excellent spot for having lunch in the fresh air, swimming in or feeding some ducks.

Eateries and facilities

Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach doesn’t boast amenities such as rinse showers or changing rooms, but it has public bathrooms. They aren’t very clean but still usable.

In the low season, there aren’t many businesses open on-site. There’s a local café. On the pier, halfway into the sea, there’s a restaurant and a bar, where you can dine and have a drink enjoying the great views of the bay, cliff, and park; or you can take your food out – the pier area provides many picnic tables and benches.

Pier activities

Fairhope Municipal Pier is a great place for watching sunsets or enjoying stunning views across the bay on sunny evenings. It’s a calm and tranquil place with lots of playing children, picnicking families, and older couples walking hand in hand.

Fishing off the pier is also a popular activity, you can either watch local fishermen bringing in their catch or try fishing yourself if you have a proper license to do that. The view of boats going by is relaxing. The pier is definitely a worthwhile place for having a stroll!

Note that non-residents can be charged for entrance during the summer months.

What we loved

  • Great restaurant on the pier
  • The view of Mobile, Alabama
  • Beach cookouts and kayaking

Driving Time

  • 30 minutes from Mobile, AL
  • 1 hour 5 minutes from Pensacola, FL
  • 2 hours 35 minutes from New Orleans, LA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

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Beach reviewed by:
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The beach is located in Fairhope, Alabama 1 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: April 22, 2020