Sebastian Inlet State Park

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Contact Information
9700 South A1A
Melbourne Beach, 32951
(321) 984-4852


Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521

Driving Directions
From Indian River County:

From Interstate 95, take the Fellsmere/Sebastian exit and go east (towards Sebastian) on County Road 512. After a short distance, turn right on County Road 510. This road will intersect with U.S. Highway 1. Continue east, over the Indian River, to State Road A1A. Turn left (north) and go 7 miles on State Road A1A, you will have arrived at Sebastian Inlet.

From Brevard County:

From Interstate 95, take the U.S. 192 exit and go east until you reach State Road A1A in Indialantic. Turn right (south) on State Road A1A and go 18 miles to get to Sebastian Inlet.

Hours of Operation
The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Sebastian Fishing Museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The McLarty Treasure Museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Park Activities

Beaches, Boat Ramp, Boat Tours, Full Camping, Concessions, Canoeing, Fishing, Nature Trails, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming, and Wildlife Viewing

Full Facility Camping
The central location of Sebastian Inlet’s campground makes it a popular camping spot. It is a mere stone’s throw from the inlet and a short stroll from the beach. All 51 campsites have water and electrical hook-ups, a fire ring with grill, and a picnic table. Also available are full restroom facilities, a dump station, laundry facilities, and pay phones. Reservations are offered up to 11 months in advance. Check-in time is from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet and the surrounding waters provide fantastic Florida fishing for beach, river and inlet anglers. Large catches are often made from the two jetties extending into the Atlantic Ocean. Boat launch facilities provide access to nearby offshore fishing and diving. Information on fishing regulations is available at both entrance stations and salt water fishing licenses can be obtained at the Bait Shop. Spear fishing is prohibited.

Three miles of Atlantic beach offer some of the best surfing on the East Coast of Florida. One of the most consistent surf breaks in Florida is Sebastian Inlet's first peak, located next to the north jetty. Another hot surf spot is Monster Hole--located about 1/3 mile off the beach, on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The contour of the ocean floor rises up and when the surf is big, the waves form long lines, giving a long ride.

Four waterfront picnic pavilions are clustered together on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. Each picnic pavilion can accommodate up to sixty people each and can be reserved at a cost of $60.00 for a pavilion or $30.00 for a half pavilion. The picnic pavilion rental time is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For reservations, please call 772-589-9659.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Olustee, Florida
Olustee Battlefield has a visitor center with historical information and artifacts. A reenactment is held every February and a Civil War Expo takes place in late summer. Scenes for Civil War movies, including the 1989 movie Glory, have been filmed during the reenactments. Visitors can enjoy a meal at the picnic area or take a walk along a mile-long trail that has interpretive signs .. Read more

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Micanopy, Florida 32667
Eight trails provide opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling. Ranger-led activities are offered on weekends, November through April. Fishing on Lake Wauberg is allowed and a boat ramp provides access for canoes and boats with electric motors. Gasoline powered boats are not allowed. Full-facility campsites are available for overnight visitors. Read more

Peacock Springs State Park

Luraville, Florida 
Around the springs, four major plant communities are represented in the mature forest stands. A nature trail leads visitors on a path tracing the twisting tunnels of the caves far below their feet. Swimming in Peacock Springs and Orange Grove Sink are popular activities during the summer. Grills and pavilions are available for picnicking. Read more

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

Jacksonville, Florida 32226
Wildlife is abundant and ranges from the threatened American alligator to the endangered wood stork. Equestrians, hikers, and off-road bicyclists can explore five miles of multi-use trails that wind through the park's many different natural communities. The park has a canoe/kayak launch accessible by a 500 foot portage to the marshes. Read more