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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.


Kevin Jones

Hi Folks,

As we move towards the warm days of summer, it's the nighttime at Sebastian Inlet State Park that comes alive.  The pristine warm sands of the state park beach start to see sea turtles returning to their ancient nesting grounds.  These nomadic wanderers of all but the world's coldest seas use the east coast of Florida to fulfill their reproductive bond with the land.  Mother loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles deposit their eggs in the warm, incubating sands where they were once hatched many years ago.  And you can witness this age-old event. Ranger-led nighttime "sea turtle walk" programs take place within the park in June and July.  Reservations are necessary and can be secured by calling 772-388-2750 from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays.  Group size is limited, so be flexible and willing to take available slots.  Visit for program and reservation details.

Fishing has been good and the catches are typical for the onset of summer.  Whiting are the big show along the north and south jetties and a favorite among anglers.  Also look for lookdowns, blue runners, and a few mangrove snapper to grace anglers.

Popular Ranger guided kayak/canoe tours will continue on Wednesdays through September, taking place now at 9 am.  Call ahead to the Inlet Marina (321-724-5424) for availability and program status, which is dependent on favorable weather and wind conditions.

Come out to Sebastian Inlet State Park and experience why Florida State Parks are the RealFloridaSM.




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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




  • 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.