Cedar Point Pier
Cedar Point Pier
18250 Dauphin Island Parkway
Coden, AL 36523
Parks Phone: 251-574-7275
A very popular and active fishing spot, Cedar Point Pier has long been a favorite of both local Alabama residents and visitors. It has long been considered the Welcome Mat to Dauphin Island because of its location on AL 193 just north of the bridge to Dauphin Island.
Cedar Point Pier, first built in the 1950s, was owned by the McRae family from 1986 to 2021. It was purchased by Mobile County in December 2021 using a $2.2 million state GOMESA (Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act) grant provided by Gov. Kay Ivey.
Renovations to the pier include removing unstable and worn structures, temporary stabilization around the bulkhead, grading of the parking area, and the completion of necessary electrical work. The work performed on the pier is designed to enhance the safety and stability of the pier and enhance the safety of visitors enjoying the property.
Two temporary trailers have been placed on the property. One is a restroom trailer and the other will be used as the park office. These trailers, which can be removed in the event of an approaching hurricane, will be replaced in the near future by permanent trailers. Gravel has been added to the landscape and parking has been improved.
Funding was facilitated by Alabama Department of Conservation Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship and Mobile County Commissioner for District 3, Randall Dueitt. Cedar Point Pier’s improvements are part of Mobile County Commission’s multi-year, $40 million parks improvement initiative that includes $35 million for increased public access to water. Mobile County Commission’s parks improvement initiative is made possible through funding generated by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA). Authorized uses of GOMESA funds, generated through Alabama’s offshore oil and gas drilling leases, include conserving, protecting and mitigating the impact of such activity by implementing a federally-approved conservation plan. Part of the local conservation plan is to increase public access to shoreline recreational areas which includes Cedar Point Pier.
We hope you find time to join us this soon. Thank you for helping keep Cedar Point Pier the family-friendly atmosphere where everyone can enjoy fishing.
The practice of not requiring saltwater fishing licenses for Alabama residents continues.
During Cedar Point Pier’s first season as a Mobile County Park:
- No admission fees
- open 24 hours
- restrooms provided
Ice, snacks, bait, or fishing supply sales will be offered in future seasons.
Previous rules remain in place including a ban on cast nets and crabbing, loud music, open flames, firearms, profanity and pets on the pier. In accordance with all Mobile County Park System’s rules, alcohol is not allowed. There is also a two fishing pole limit per person.
Help maintain the natural beauty of Cedar Point Pier! Thank you for:
- NOT LITTERING and disposing of all trash in the trash containers provided.
- Disposing of excess fishing line in designated receptacles.
- Being considerate of all guests on the pier and surrounding areas.
- Parking in designated areas.
- Not sitting on Pier railings.
What’d You Catch?
We’d love to see it! Be sure ‘like’ the Cedar Point Pier Facebook page and send any photos and videos through Facebook messenger. We may share them on our Facebook page.
NOTE: By submitting photos/videos, you are granting permission for use on all social media platforms. Use of submissions is not guaranteed.
Visit us on Facebook by clicking link: Cedar Point Pier Facebook Page
Report pier damage, lighting or other operational issues, by calling 251-305-5030 or emailing MoCoParks@mobilecountyal.gov.
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