15 miles south of Melbourne Beach is one of Floridas
most popular parks. Famous for its prime surfing
and fishing, Sebastian Inlet State Park has something
to offer everybody. If you are not the next Kelley Slater
(professional surfer), the park offers picnicking, swimming,
boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, camping, bird watching,
hiking and biking. There are even two museums for the
history buffs that wish to visit the park. This park
is the final destination for over 500,000 tropical adventure
seekers every year.
Sebastian Inlet Park
has so many visitors each month that the park administrators
decided to keep the park open 24 hours a day, 365 days
a year. The park is based on what used to be a barrier
island. A man made inlet that connects the Atlantic
Ocean with the Indian River Lagoon now divides the island.
The inlet creates fantastic fishing for all types of
fishing freaks. Beach, inlet and river fishing are available
all in one park. The jetties extending into the Atlantic
Ocean are often the hot spot for large catches. Sebastian
Inlet Park does provide a boat ramp for offshore fishing.
Popular fish include snook, pompano, snapper, flounder
and grouper. During the fall, blue fish, sheepshead,
and mackerel are popular along with crabs, clams, shrimp
Through out the year
each season has its own focal point at the park.
From turtle nesting to tropical bird watching, the park
can be visited several different times in the same year
and offer a totally new and different experience. Under
water, the seasonal changes also bring new and different
diving experiences for those who enjoy wildlife of an
aquatic nature. The Fishing Museum and McLarty Treasure
Museum offer historical sites and information in case
the weather does not fully cooperate with your outdoor
Famous for its
surfing and fishing, Sebastian Inlet State Park has
a host of other recreational activities for the adventure
lover in you.
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