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Florida Beaches Guide - Sebastian Inlet State Park

East Coast, between Melbourne and Vero Beach

It's been a while since you've come up for air. But Sebastian Inlet is the perfect excuse to ditch the blackberry and grab your sandals. It's located on the tip of two barrier islands, which makes this a great place if you like to balance your tree-hugging with beach-bathing.

Sebastian Inlet State ParkSebastian Inlet State ParkIf you're into enjoying the natural beauty of the beach, swimming and sunbathing, Sebastian Inlet offers 3 miles of pristine beachfront.

Accommodations: Full facility campsites with boat ramps, electrical hookups, water and grills are available. Restrooms, picnic tables and laundry services are also onsite.

Sebastian Inlet Local Activities: Favorite pastimes include kayaking, canoeing and fishing in the mangrove Indian River Lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway. Got kids? Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and shelling together on the beach. Spend the day watching surf competitions held at the beach annually.

Sebastian Inlet Area Attractions: Wildlife is the biggest attraction here. See more than 180 species of birds, bottle nosed dolphins, manatees and if you visit in January or February and you might even be lucky enough to see Baleen whales swimming close to shore. The Brevard Zoo is located in Melbourne and is a perfect way to spend a day with kids. 

Sebastian Inlet Area Events:

  • Sea Turtle Walks (June and July): See a nesting loggerhead turtle and learn about Florida's Giant sea turtles. Reservations required.
  • Hurley International Surfing Event (July): Professional surfers teach children about surfing, and lets them use their boards.

Sebastian Inlet Nightlife: It's all about nature here. Spend your nights watching the gorgeous sunsets, stargazing, and then finish with a campfire.

Sebastian Inlet Weather: Summer months bring very hot temperatures in the 90F's. Winter temperatures average low 70Fs.

Sebastian Inlet Facilities:  Picnic areas, including pavilions. Lifeguards are on duty between Memorial and Labor Day.

Beach Fees:  $5 per vehicle up to 8 passengers, or $3 for a single occupancy vehicle.  Pedestrians, bicyclists or extra passengers, $1 each.

For more information or help planning your next Florida getaway, visit St. George Island Chamber of Commerce.

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