Welcome to 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. Full-facility campsites and a boat ramp are available. Located on State Road A1A 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach.
If you are new to the area or just visiting, unsure of open or closed fishing seasons, what fish are biting, size limits, bag limits or dont have fishing equipment, please stop by the Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop for fishing licenses, information, rental rods, bait and tackle.
Explore the Sebastian River Area; We offer Visitors a Place to Relax and Residents a Quality of Life like no other. Sebastian is located in Indian River County between Vero Beach and Melbourne. Only a hundred miles from Orlando, Sebastian is a sanctuary from the traffic and crowds.Relax on our Beaches, Play a round of Golf and Explore the State and County Parks plus Much More.
September 1st marks the begining of the Fall Snook Fishing Season.
Snook Fishing at Sebastian Inlet can be successful in a variety of ways. Sebastian Inlet can get crowded during Snook Season so plan on patience and persistence to be successful. Nighttime fishing from 7 pm till Midnight is the most popular time but if you want to avoid crowds, Try fishing during the day on Tide Changes, an hour or so of throwing a Bomber may yield a couple of nice Snook.
Fishing with Live Bait such as, Pinfish, Croakers, Mullet and Large Live Shrimp can be the most productive. When Live Bait isn't available, try 1 1/2 oz. Jigs in Red & White and Chartreuse. Swimming Plugs like the Bomber and Rebel work well especially during Tide Changes.