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Sebastian Inlet State Park

 About Sebastian Inlet State Park

Ibis on the rocks on the water's edge. Photo by Ruseel Muller.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Kevin Jones

Hi Folks,

As the Florida summer draws to a close and the kids head back to school, you can detect a bit of fall in the shortening daylight hours here at Sebastian Inlet State Park.  Sea turtle nesting has just about come to an end on park beaches, but nests made earlier in the summer are erupting from the still-warm sands that protect the developing clutches.

Fishing has been good and the catches are moving into a fall pattern.  There is no better time to fish at Sebastian Inlet than this time of the year.  This is due to the fall mullet migration.  Late August through mid-November, mullet of all sizes migrate in and around Sebastian Inlet.  Huge pods of bait attract gamefish species of all kinds that take advantage of the fishy feast.  Besides the usual suspects of snook, redfish, flounder, and Spanish mackerel, also look for jacks, tarpon, ladyfish, mangrove and mutton snapper, sharks, and maybe even a king mackerel or two to make a showing at the inlet.

Bird watching will be at its best as migration occurs, with Sebastian Inlet State Park being one of the best areas to view birds moving along Florida's coast.  Recent sightings of black terns insured us migration was underway and delighted birders from all over the state.

Enjoy the slightly cooler temperatures, great fishing, or a stroll along the beach.  Come out to Sebastian Inlet State Park and experience why Florida State Parks are the Real Florida.

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail Logo The Clean Marina Logo Greenways and Trails Designated Site Logo

GETTING HERE

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.

Our GPS locations are as follows:

North Ranger Station (North Entrance) N 27 degrees, 51.758 minutes x W 080 degrees, 27.063 minutes

South Ranger Station (South Entrance_ N 27 degrees, 51.523 minutes x W 080 degrees, 26.884 minutes 

Inlet Marina (State Park marina) N 27 degrees, 51.467 minutes x W 080 degrees, 27.571 minutes 

Park Administrative Offices N 27 degrees, 52.501 minutes x W 080 degrees, 27.419 minutes

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PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted in the park with the exception of the swimming areas, jetties, public buildings or other specially posted areas, such as bird nesting sites. They must be restrained on a six-foot handheld leash at all times. Please clean up after your pets. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law.