Sebastian Inlet is located in Brevard County, Florida, approximately a 30 minute drive from the city of Melbourne down AIA. The State Park is a beautiful place to visit for any outdoor activity. The park runs parrallel to sandy beaches with access to Indian River Lagoon, Sebastian River, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway as well as the Gulf Stream.
Because Sebastian Inlet is a State Park there is an entrance fee as well as other fees for particular activities.
There are three miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches north and south of Sebastian Inlet. Several jetties and catwalks extend into the water offering relaxing views and a place to set up shop for fishing. The beaches are perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Beach wheelchairs are available upon request.
Surfboards, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, beach chairs, and umbrellas can be rented from the Inlet Waters Snack Bar.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Diving and snorkeling are permitted throughout Sebastian Inlet with a few minor safety regulations. Check with the Inlet Marina or the Inlet Waters snack bar (where snorkel equipment can be rented) for all requirements and regulations.
There are several miles of paved, multi-use bike trails in Sebastian Inlet State Park that allow access to beach paths and Indian River Lagoon. There are also three trails for mountain biking. The mountain bike trails interchange between paved and unpaved. However, keep in mind that the trails are sandy and swampy and unlike most mountain biking trails. The trails can be accessed at the Inlet Marina and the staff requests that you first check-in at the Inlet Marina.
There are boat ramps located on both sides of the inlet that are available. The Inlet Marina ramps are only available during marina business hours while the other is open at all times. There are also non motorized boat launch areas in the park.
Pontoon boats, motorboats, kayaks, and canoes are available for rent at the Inlet Marina. The marina also offers docking both monthly and nightly.
All ramps are ADA accessible.
Full facility camping is available at Sebastian Inlet. There are over 50 tent sites for use with fire pits, electrical hookups, grills, picnic tables, dumpsites, and showers. There are check-in/out times and reservations can be made. All 51 tent sites can accommodate Rvs up to 32 feet. Electric services are for 30 amps.
A library, pavilion, playground, and nature trails for wildlife viewing are accessible via the camping areas.
Fur bearing pets are allowed to join campers at Sebastian Inlet. However, Florida law and inlet policies require leashes at all times and no pet left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Pet waste must be properly disposed of and park staff has authority to ask any pet owner to board animal outside of the park because of failure to comply with park regulations.
If you plan to fish at Sebastian Inlet check with the bait shop or either park entrance for information and regulations. Saltwater fishing licenses can be found at the bait shop. Spear fishing is prohibited at Sebastian Inlet State Park. All jetties, boat ramps, and catwalks are ADA accessible.
Sebastian Inlet also has a fishing museum.