Three miles of beautiful beaches provide opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling, and sunbathing. Canoeing and kayaking in the Indian River Lagoon are also favorite pastimes. Visitors can relax with a stroll down the mile-long Hammock Trail. Waterfront pavilions and picnic areas are great for family outings. A campground for RVs and tent campers is available along with a boat ramp. Located on State Road A1A, 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach.
The premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast, this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel from its jetties. Surfing is also a popular recreation and several major competitions are held here every year. Two museums provide a history of the area. The McLarty Treasure Museum features the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet; the Sebastian Fishing Museum tells the history of the area’s fishing industry.
The Sebastian River Area, located along the Central East Coast of Florida, offers the avid fisherman a variety of challenges from freshwater fishing to deep-sea adventures. Surrounded by diverse waterways, the Sebastian River Area emerged as a small fishing village in the late 1890’s. Fishermen flock to Sebastian Inlet, the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast, to fish its jetties for snook, redfish, bluefish, flounder, snapper, grouper, sheepshead, permit, whiting, blues, Spanish mackerel, and various species of shark. If deep –sea fishing is your addiction, then steer east of Sebastian Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean and you’ll find various sportfish such as dolphin, tuna, swordfish, grouper, snapper, wahoo, kingfish, sailfish, cobia, barracuda, amberjack and other challenging catches.
Not only is the Sebastian River Area known for its great offshore fishing but its waterways also offer some of the best inshore fishing. The Indian River Lagoon, North America’s most biologically diverse estuary, and the St. Sebastian River which is brackish contain species such as snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and much more. Just west of Sebastian in the City of Fellsmere, you’ll find thousands of acres of freshwater wilderness known for world famous bass fishing.