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Sebastian Inlet State Park in Sebastian Florida

Sebastian Inlet State Park is situated 6 miles along the coast of Vero Beach and 10 miles south of Melbourne Beach in Florida. Between Brevard and Indian River counties, the park is located on both sides of the Sebastian Inlet. Florida’s state government purchased the park’s grounds in 1971. It was the second-most frequented state park in Florida in 2010. 

Fishing is one of the main recreational activities offered by the park, which has access to both its Atlantic and Indian River coastlines as well as fishing jetties that extend into the ocean on either side of the entrance. The 3.1 mi of Atlantic coastline has services for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. At the park’s northern edge, there is a marina complex where boats can be launched into the Indian River. In a designated area, camping is allowed.

The park has a variety of wildlife, so a casual visitor should have a good chance of seeing ospreys and several shorebird species. In the park, sea turtles lay their eggs, and in the summer, visitors can reserve a midnight excursion to see loggerhead turtle nests. The McLarty Treasure Museum and the Sebastian Fishing Museum are two more museums located within the park.

The state park’s Robert Campbell Cove is a tidal pool with a variety of marine and avian life, as well as a beach for kids and a secure swimming area.

In addition to fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, Sebastian Inlet State Park has three miles of stunning beaches that are popular for world-class surfing. Traveling by boat? The Park Service has just opened a marina, so no worries.

The park’s McLarty Museum and Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum are open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the only days the bait and tackle shop is closed.

$8.00 is the entrance fee for each car with more than one occupant. 8 maximum per vehicle. $4 for a single-occupant car. $2.00 Pedestrians, bikers, additional passengers, and carpoolers with a valid annual individual admission pass. Cost of using the boat ramp: $4.00 plus tax. Along with the entrance price, there is also this. $28.00 per night, with tax, is the camping fee. includes power and water.

Residents of Florida who are 65 years of age or older, or who have a social security disability award certificate or a federal government 100 percent disability award certificate may get a 50 percent reduction on the going rate for base campsites.