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Sebastian Inlet State Park

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About Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet State Park sits on either side of the Sebastian Inlet. On a long stretch of a barrier island, the state park covers around 1,000 acres of natural habitats including three miles of beaches. 

The inlet itself was formed during the ice age when the sandbars formed barrier islands off the mainland coast. Eventually, these islands grew large enough to be habitable for indigenous communities like the Ais Indians.

The area became historically significant, however when a hurricane wrecked an entire treasure fleet in 1715. 

For those interested in Sebastian Inlet State Park camping, the tent and RV campground is centrally located. It’s close to the inlet and only a short walk from the beach. There are also walk-in/carry-in sites located near the Bayside Marina for those who prefer more primitive camping.

Sebastian Inlet State Park photos capture nature at its finest, even if they’re shots of the premier saltwater fishing. The beaches offer opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling, and of course, sunbathing. 

The state park might be best known for its surfing. Surfers come from worldwide to test their skills and ride “First Peak” and “Monster Hole”. Calmer waters like the Indian River Lagoon are perfect for kayaks and canoes. 

Check out the Florida State Parks website for a Sebastian Inlet State Park map to find out where the activities are best or permitted. You can also check out the Sebastian Inlet State Park webcam (located at the North Jetty) to get an idea of the current weather and real-time wind data.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sebastian Inlet State Park

Admission is per vehicle to get into Florida State Parks. For Sebastian Inlet State Park it’s currently $8 per vehicle (with two to eight passengers), $4 for a single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for additional passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. As with most fees they are subject to change and you should verify this information before visiting.

There are plenty of places to swim along the beaches of Sebastian Inlet State Park. For those that prefer calmer waters, there’s even a cove on the north side.

Yes. There’s the manatee overlook in the park, on Buffer Preserve Drive. From here you can potentially see all manner of wildlife including manatees, pelicans, and herons.

Dogs are allowed (leashed) in the park and the camping sections. They are not allowed on the public beaches, buildings, and playgrounds.

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  • Local time

    July 14, 2024 5:19 pm

Sebastian Inlet State Park Amenities

  • Beach Access
  • Kid Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Areas

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