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Thread: beach access spots?

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    beach access spots?

    Just wondering, never really surf fished over at GS before and wanting to break the ice this year. After Sally, where can one park to surf fish? not asking for anyones pompano honey holes or anything lol, just would like some direction.

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    The pavilion is pay to park. If your a veteran or staying at the park you can get a pass. As of yesterday the west access had Christmas lights over head making it hard to get through.

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    On Fort Morgan Rd there is access at Mobile, St, Veteran's Rd. and Burgoyne St. (Formerly No Name St./"Broken Rd"), but parking is limited - best arrive early. The Veteran's Rd spot is not really an established access point, but a few cars can park there.

    There is access on the East Side of Perdido Pass and at Romar Beach, but they get crowded with beach-going/swimming tourists by late morning so fishing is more difficult.

    While on the subject, has anyone noticed that the surf fishing is any better near the circa-littoral/snorkel reefs at the Pavillion, Romar, and Alabama Pt beaches?

    RTR anyway.

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    There is paid parking at the West Beach bridge access and lots of folks have good luck there. There is free access at Romar Beach in Orange beach and at Cotton Bayou, both of which will be crowded during the summer season so you should get there early and plan on leaving by 9:00.

    There are two access points on the east side of Perdido pass bridge. One, you turn and go back under the bridge and there are wooden walkways to the beach, and the other is an unpaved parking lot on the beach side less than a quarter of a mile east of the bridge. There is enough beach space on both of the last two so that you have a chance to get away from those swimmers and surfers. Good luck.

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    FYI: All public beach access venues owned by the Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will be "pay to park' by this summer (just like the Pavillion and West Beach).
    But passes should be available.

    700 most of these venues have places within 1/4 mile that hold pompano, whiting, drum and redfish. Look for deep troughs near the beach and spots where the longshore sandbar is within casting distance...
    Last edited by Pier#r; 01-05-2021 at 08:59 PM.
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