Visitors mainly come to this area for the beach, fishing and surfing but that doesn't mean that's all there is to do. There are various opportunities for exploring the area on foot. Unusually, this is one of the few state parks open 24 hours, so look for cabins near Sebastian Inlet State Park to enjoy the park after dark.
This is Sebastian Inlet's most popular walk, especially for families and children. Follow the mile long path through the sub-tropical vegetation and mangroves. Along the way there are many plant identification plaques.
Many visitors come to the park to experience the night skies, well away from light pollution. Leave the car near the park offices, then walk along the beach until you find your perfect spot to lie back and gaze up at the heavens.
Sebastian Inlet is part of the network of over 500 Florida locations particularly rich in birds and wildlife. Trails along the north side of the inlet are the best places for bird watching in winter, or head to the ocean side of the park to see seabirds.
Sebastian Inlet is the ideal place for the family to experience Florida's natural side. Stay in hotels near Sebastian Inlet State Park to make the most of a trip to the area and have all the amenities close at hand. Although there is no accommodation on-site, cabins near Sebastian Inlet State Park provide the ultimate in beach living and relaxation. Whatever you enjoy doing as a family, there will be something to suit in Sebastian Inlet.
There are two interesting museums in the state park. The McLarty Treasure museum explores the history of a treasure ship, wrecked in a 1715 hurricane and features artefacts salvaged from the ship. The other museum is all about the area's fishing industry and the lives of the fishermen.
Dozens of turtles lay their eggs on Sebastian Inlet's beaches every spring and summer. After dark, meet a wildlife ranger at the park office, then head out onto the beach to witness this wildlife spectacle for yourself.
The beaches of Sebastian Inlet are a perfect hunting ground for seashells, washed up by the tide from all over the Atlantic and Caribbean.