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Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area

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Address: Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne, FL 32951
Phone Number: 407-589-2147
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Loved this beach.

I loved it here. On one side you have your typical beach and on the other side there's the inlet that is just beautiful. I'm told manatees sometime swim there but I've never seen... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved it here. On one side you have your typical beach and on the other side there's the inlet that is just beautiful. I'm told manatees sometime swim there but I've never seen them. There are a ton of birds though. It's a good place to bring kids to swim. Because it's an inlet it's very calm water. There's... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always wonderful, even today before a storm. Sea turtles and manatees behind the restrooms just left of the fish cleaning house. Lots of crabs, fish and birds. Gift shop could be better, but who really goes here to shop? Bring a cooler, bathing suit and enjoy the day at the swimming area on the north side. Overall great park!

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to just go and relax... the key word is relax. It's beauty, it's peace just allows you to enjoy a perfect day.

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Thank Gloria C
Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many things to do there. Fish swim or surf at the beach. you can camp at SISRA, Put your boat in the river, which you can take your boat to the ocean from the place you put your boat in. Theirs a place to eat, bathrooms and showers. there is a place to swim which isn't in the ocean. just... More 

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Thank Bunzzie
Melbourne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The inlet is the most or nearly the most visited state park in Florida. The beach and the inlet are beautiful. There is a protected cove on the northwest corner of the inlet that is great for swimming and snorkeling along the rocks. There is great fishing in the inlet but be advised that the current is very swift. Slack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The inlet is a one shot deal! Beach, pier, lagoon, restaurant, fishing! We saw a bunch of manatees a few different times! I have been going to this inlet for 30+ years! Starting as a small child, now as an adult. This was the first time we fished off the pier. We caught a few fish, and our family even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to fish. Beautiful scenery and very relaxing. Been there several times and enjoy it everytime.

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Thank Lynne L
Jacksonville, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got really lucky to come upon three manatee while swimming here. However, the place was filthy with trash everywhere. Fisherman were cutting bait and tossing the remains all over. Cool place, needs to be better cared for.

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Hawthorne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Sebastian inlet for fishing, swimming and tanning. Wonderful, clean area with white sand. Lots of picnic tables to use, just bring your umbrella or sit under a palm tree for shade. It's great for young children as there are shallow spots for them to play in. We took our lunch and made a day of it. So... More 

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Hope Valley, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see what the State Park campsites for RV's were like and were very happy with it. There is Electric and Water at each Site and also a dump station for campers. The price is reasonable and very nice sites. they are spaced giving privacy and yet can see the water at many sites. Nice there are two... More 

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