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“Scenic and fun stay but wish the dredging operation had been finished” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area Campground

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Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area Campground
Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne, FL 32951   |  
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Scenic and fun stay but wish the dredging operation had been finished”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 mid-week nights here in our RV in late April and loved the campground. Yes, the campsites are close together, but they are right on the water--the inlet--and we could walk 10 feet away to watch the dolphins fishing, the fish jumping, the waterfowl keeping an eye on fishermen, and pelicans swooping over the water looking for dinner. We watched the beautiful sunset and I woke early to bike 5 minutes to the Atlantic beach side and watch the sun come up. We put kayaks in at the boat ramp and watched fish scatter; dolphins swam right around us. Aside from the calm seas--no waves to play in--the only downside was the constant drone of the dredging operation right there in the inlet, which should be over soon. Park staff were very helpful and other guests were quiet. We did get lucky with the sunny, warm weather.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012 via mobile

Went Camping there and the minute we set up the Tents we were Harrassed by the park Rangers and were treated like little kids in Summercamp . Unless U hav a Winnebaggo don't stay there cause it seem they treat people stayin in tents differrently .don't ask me why it just seems that way ...I live in Florida and I will never ever stay there again...

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

We stayed over July 4th weekend in site 21 and 35. It is a wonderful campground if you have a camper and enjoy water activities. It is probably even better if you fish or have a boat or jet ski. The only downside is that the bugs are terrible in the summer: mosquitos and no see ums. We were bit so bad and nothing would keep them away. You can't enjoy anything outside your camper from dusk to sun-up because of them. You really can't eat outside either because of the bugs. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend tents for the summer months. Great things about the park is that there is plenty of space to get a camper in/out and good space between sites. There is a fishing musem on site that is nice to visit and the treasure museum ($2.00 entry fee) is very tiny but interesting if you are into history/treasure. The cove on the north side is a great place for kids to swim and explore different types of fish & jellyfish (no tentacles to sting). There are dolphins, sea turles and manatees to enjoy. You need to drive over / not safe to walk or ride a bike on the narrow bridge. Park Staff are very nice. Overall - great place for a quick getaway!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

First, this isn't a place for tents (even though they say it is). The ground was so hard we couldn't get our tent spikes in with heavy duty mallets. Second, you're right next to people, no privacy at all. Third, SAND FLEAS!! II've never witnessed sand fleas so bad. We ended up leaving. The only good things about this place are it's a good location to a good beach and the campsite itself is along a nice bay. Also, the ranger was very nice and you felt safe that he kept a consistent patrol. That's it.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Palatka, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

My wife and my two dogs stayed there for one week and it was wonderful. Nice cool breezes, no bugs or sand fleas and everyone was very friendly. The park rangers would check on us three and four times a day. Not to mention they patrolled the park at night. We are going back in late April for another week. I would recommend this park to any family with or with out kids. Great place to vacation.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

I will never go back to this campground. We've been camping for years and this was the worst camping experience we've ever had. On our first night at this campground our daughter cut her foot on something in the water off the beach and we had to take her to have stiches. If you decide to go, wear water shoes in the water! The second night, our friend was bitten by a huge spider on the bike trail. Luckily he never developed a reaction to the bite. My husband said that the huge spiders were everywhere on the bike trail. The sand fleas were the final straw for me. Before we made our reservations for this campground, I''d read many reviews stating that sand fleas were really bad there, but I made the mistake of ignoring the reviews and we went camping there anyway. The sand fleas at Sebastian were horrendous! My children spent the majority of our trip in our motorhome because it was impossible to sit outside. I currently have hundreds of bites on my legs and back because I had to go outside to grill our dinner. Even bug spray did not help the situation. On the postivie side, I will say that the park rangers were nice and came around quite often. The boat ramp and sand bar near the park were nice. Being able to escape the campground on our boat was our only salvation the entire weekend.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

Horrible!!! Drunks vomitting in front of the camp hosts RV!!! This is NOT a family campground as it claims to be! There was much drinking, to the point of people puking and passing out in the road, not to mention the lound music and vulgarity. Ranger came and made the offensive campers go to bed, but the behavior shouldn't have been tolerated in a "family" campground. We will never go there again.

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Also Known As:
Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area Campground Hotel
Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area Campground Hotel Melbourne
Address: Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne, FL 32951
Location: United States > Florida > Melbourne
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
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