Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach

Sandy beach
1 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532, USA (14 miles from Mobile, AL)
Water quality

Beach amenities

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

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 at 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 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
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Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Kevin Tice
June 8, 2018
Kevin Tice
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Elisa Fortner Padgett
June 12, 2018
Elisa Fortner Padgett
Sometimes in life you just need to sit at the pier with your daughter and watch a storm come across Mobile bay.
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by andrew le
October 26, 2018
andrew le
abigail and i had to run through puddles while everyone ran around it ||swipe to see me look awkward!!
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Christian Williams
July 23, 2018
Christian Williams
My girls...
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Tree Having Human Experience
June 28, 2018
Tree Having Human Experience
Wandering around my father’s childhood in Fairhope, Alabama.
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Andrea Smith
July 15, 2018
Andrea Smith
Sunset on the bay!
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Dr. Spencer Callahan
July 25, 2018
Dr. Spencer Callahan
Nice and moody sunset in Fairhope tonight.
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by May
June 17, 2018
This baby loves the water like her daddy!
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Jamie McCoy
September 5, 2018
Jamie McCoy
Sure love getting away at this perfect spot!
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Uli Stocker
December 23, 2018
Uli Stocker
Merry Christmas 🎄 to all of ya 💪Santa gave me some gas the other day for my bike I guess I go ride tomorrow! That’s the Best gift anyways for me , be able to ride thanks god for let me live the dream !
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by BamaAngPlans
July 21, 2018
I guess no one else is willing to brave this heat for a beach day 🤷🏻‍♀️☀️🌊
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Zach R.
August 5, 2018
Zach R.
A sunset last year at the park adjacent to the Fairhope Pier. #fairhope #sunset #prisma
Fairhope Municipal Pier Beach photo by Found In Fairhope
December 27, 2018
Found In Fairhope
I’ll take a gloomy day by the bay any day 🌧🌫🌊