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Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area

Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne, FL 32951
407-589-2147
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Fishing
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Boston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not sure if it was just the timing of what but we caught absolutely no fish in the 9 hours we were there. We did have a net that we caught a lot of bait with.. But we didn't catch the real fish that the bait shops talked about. It was a nice place though because we saw a lot... More

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We came here and walked around and snorkels, it was absolutely beautiful! Loved every moment, and found some beautiful shells and different sea life, from ghost crabs, fiddler crabs, hermit crabs, and various fish!

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have lived in Brevard County most of my life and have been going to Sebastian Inlet since the late 1950. As it now a State Park even the residence (whom pay taxes for the Inlet) are charged $10 to enter, tourist I believe are charged $15. There are no showers and the beach is the same as all on... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
44 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This park is one serious fishing spot--at all hours. It's like an all-nigh pharmacy as fishing people arrive at all hours of the day. Some sit in beach chairs on the fishing pier and catwalk all night long. Taking cat naps in the chairs and then continue with fishing. What I like most about the park is the calm pond... More

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We decided to drive down here from Melbourne beach since we had some friends in town, it's a neat little place, an area to swim and an area to fish. One thing though, the fishing area that goes out into the ocean is kinda gross. (Fish all over the ground, etc) But, out friends got to see some fish in... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We came primarily to visit this park, and decided to camp across the inlet since the weather was so great. When the tide is out, the water is so shallow that you can walk nearly the entire cove. We were lucky enough to see manatees enter, swim around, then leave again... There are quite a few picnic tables, and some... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We didn't stay long this time, but a lovely place to walk around, make sure to save your receipt and visit the Fishing Museum. We ate at the snack shop the last time we were here, very good food.

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Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The spots are a bit close together like most commercial campgrounds but your site backs onto some beautiful scenery! It really is like camping in paradise. The best time to go is mid week, as it is not as busy as weekends. The pier is for the pelicans ... Tred carefully to avoid stepping in slime. Other then that, it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We mainly went to see manate. Arriving at the gate I spoke with the ranger who confirmed earlier sightings. No manatees at 6pm saw one about 8 pm he was kinda shy. After speaking to locals they say early morning when tides out 800-830 is a good time to see em

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South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice place to camp if you want to do some great fishing. Campground is so-so. Doesn't have very many shady spots. Bathrooms are clean and modern. Didn't like the tree rats or gnats. LOTS of gnats.

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