Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne

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One of Florida's most popular parks, Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy nature. Home to a National Register of Historic Places site where Spanish ships wrecked in 1715, the park features a museum displaying objects and artifacts from the fleet. You can snorkel, dive, or swim here, with numerous facilities providing equipment for ocean activities. The area is renowned for its saltwater fishing. The 4.8 km (3 mi) long beach features a trail and picnicking areas. Although camping is permitted, you'll need to reserve a place ahead of time. Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Melbourne Edition.
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  • The inlet is a great place to eat, swim, snorkel, and fish. You can launch a kayak from here, park an RV, or just have lunch in a beautiful outdoor location. It joins the Indian River Lagoon with the ...  more »
  • Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area is a great place to relax and spend time at the beach or salt water fishing. The location allows access to the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Lagoon, or quiet beach...  more »
  • I arrived north side and thought 'what!', 8 dollars to park and look at a beach. Well, I got that totally wrong. The weather was awful so I wondered what all of the fishermen were doing there at the e...  more »

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