Sebastian Inlet State Park

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. 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 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.

Oceanview Restaurant

Surfside Grill and Adventures, spectacularly located in Melbourne Beach’s Sebastian Inlet State Park. Aptly named Surfside Grill, the restaurant & garden sits amid a shady grove on the Southeast side of Birch Park along A1A featuring oceanfront seating and views. Our Caribbean & Southern influenced menu offers an eclectic mix of “farm to table” items. Learn More

Watersports & Recreation

The Indian River Lagoon is a scenic, nature filled river offering a wide range of recreational opportunities for novice and experienced Kayakers. Winding among the Mangoves you see a wide range of wildlife, ranging from Manatee to Bottlenosed Dolphin, Osprey to White Pelicans and even more species than can be recorded here. Venture further out to the Spoil Islands for a picnic or overnight camping adventure, or perhaps join a growing number of anglers who enjoy Kayak fishing.

There are a wide variety of activities you can do at the park. Including: kayaks,
, SUP paddleboards and guided tours.


Imagine saying your “I do’s” on the beach as the waves come ashore at High Taylor Birch  State Park. Soon-to-be newlyweds are welcome to reserve their spot on the beach and may also choose to reserve one of the park’s pavilions for the reception for an additional fee.  All Wedding and Pavilion reservations must be made in advance in person or by calling (954) 563-2900.

For more Sebastian Inlet State Park Wedding Information, including fees and rules, click here.

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