Sebastian Inlet Area

Sebastian Inlet Area

Sebastian Inlet State Park - Melbourne, FL - DJI Phantom 3/North Beach, Florida, United States. The premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida's east coast, this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel from its jetties. Surfing is also a popular recreation and several major competitions are held here every year. Two museums provide a history of the area. The McLarty Treasure Museum features the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet; the Sebastian Fishing Museum tells the history of the area's fishing industry. Three miles of beautiful beaches provide opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling, and sunbathing. Canoeing and kayaking in the Indian River Lagoon are also favorite pastimes. Visitors can relax with a stroll down the mile-long Hammock Trail. Waterfront pavilions and picnic areas are great for family outings. A campground for RVs and tent campers is available along with a boat ramp. Located on State Road A1A, 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach. Fishing has been good and the catches are moving to a summertime pattern. Mangrove snapper, redfish, sandperch, blue runners, and even permit can surprise anglers trying their luck from the jetties that extend into the Atlantic Ocean.Sea turtles make Sebastian Inlet State Park their nesting destination through the summer months and beaches have been active with these ancient nomads of the sea. Three species of sea turtles nest on park beaches: leatherbacks, loggerheads, and greens. Skilled and permitted Park Rangers will be presenting public sea turtle programs in June and July. Reservations are necessary to participate in these popular nighttime programs. Please visit www.FriendsofSebastianInletStatePark.org  for information about participating in a Sebastian Inlet State Park “Sea Turtle Walk.”

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