Sebastian Inlet State Park


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Sebastian Inlet State Park


Location:On SR A1A 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach.
Facilities:51 full-facility campsites, 4 waterfront picnic pavilions, picnic areas on both sides of the inlet, playground, beaches, showers, restrooms (é), boat ramps, boat rentals, canoe/kayak rentals, snack bar, gift shop, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, 40-mile-long multi-use paved path, interpretive exhibits.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, saltwater fishing, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, shelling, birding, wildlife viewing, boat excursion tours, hiking, bicycling.
Special Features:Park is situated on the tips of two barrier islands, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Indian River Lagoon to the west, and Sebastian Inlet between the two. It is a premier saltwater fishing location and offers some of the best surfing on Florida's east coast. The park also contains the Sebastian Fishing Museum, which tells the history of Sebastian's fishing industry, and the McLarty Treasure Museum, featuring the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet.
Address:9700 S A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Phone:321-984-4852
Fax:321-984-4854
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet
Size: 774 acres land; 143 acres water.

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Tourist favourites include Cocoa Beach, a nostalgic coastal community featuring a historic pier and more than 50 locations for shopping, dining and enjoying the arts, and Sebastian Inlet State Park, which is great for surfing, canoeing, kayaking, and camping.
It's that fall lineup that earns Sebastian Inlet State Park on State Road A1A south of Melbourne Beach a star on the fishing map.
Located in Sebastian Inlet State Park about midway between Vero Beach and Melbourne Beach on State Road A1A, the North Jetty, South Jetty and bridge catwalks provide prime fishing opportunities.
You can either fish the inlet by boat, or from land through Sebastian Inlet State Park. The flats and shorelines within a 3-mile radius of Long Point are great for all of the species found in the inlet as well.
For launching, a good double ramp is on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet State Park, a smaller single lane at nearby Sebastian Inlet marina north of the inlet, and multiple public ramps are across the Indian River in the towns of Sebastian and Grant where no fees are charged.
Expect crowds at the ramps around Ponce Inlet, at Port Canaveral's new Jetty Park ramps, the ramps around the town of Sebastian and Sebastian Inlet State Park, and the Stan Blum Boat Ramp at Fort Pierce.
1 in Micco and Sebastian, plus the ramps at Sebastian Inlet State Park and Long Point Park.
Sebastian Inlet is located in Sebastian Inlet State Park about 20 miles from Melbourne via Highway AlA.
Asked: At Sebastian Inlet State Park's North Jetty, on a winter afternoon during a lull in the bluefish and mackerel bite.
Use of that north jetty, a smaller south jetty and other fishing areas and facilities are included in the day-use admission fee for Sebastian Inlet State Park. The park is in East Central Florida 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach on State Road A1A.
The closest ramp to the fishing area north of the inlet is on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet State Park, west of the campground, off State Road A1A between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso.
The most convenient boat launching area is on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park, west of the camp ground (27-50.5920'N, 80-27.1517'W).