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“If you are looking to camp near some great fishing this is for you” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area Campground

Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area Campground
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Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne, FL 32951   |  
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“If you are looking to camp near some great fishing this is for you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We camped and fished here in November. My husband caught a nice Red Drum in the inlet. The park is open 24/7 and people fish all night. The campground was nice enough, not amazing but it is near the water and the bathrooms were in good shape and clean.

Just a hint that may or may not work out to be the case for you but when we called ahead we were told that they were booked for the night but we went to fish anyway and as it turned out there were several sites open.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I just got back from a weekend stay at Sebastian Inlet state park.. The campgrounds were great. Clean grounds, clean restrooms, friendly rangers, police presence patrolling made it feels safe..it was packed given the amount of people that were there but there was enough privacy. The camp grounds are just a short drive from the beach....and beaches galore. There are a series of many paths through the dunes to get to the Atlantic ocean for some of the best fishing and surfing. Or you can go to the many fishing piers. There is a lagoon in the inlet for those who want to wade or for small children and seniors who dont want to brave the rough waters of the Atlantic ocean. The mosquitos and no-see um's are the only thing that you have to prepare for...aside from that, I had a great time and the weather was just perfect!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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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
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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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Address: Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne, FL 32951
Location: United States > Florida > Melbourne
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Number of rooms: 51
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