8 Things to Do at Sebastian Inlet

Sunset over the ocean at the Sebastian Inlet

Your one stop location for a tropical getaway.

Have you ever been interested in an all-inclusive resort because of the perks that everything you need (or could possibly think of needing) is provided for you on site? When looking for where to go for your next getaway, consider planning a trip to Sebastian Inlet. Sebastian Inlet is a beautiful area located within a barrier island along Florida’s Space Coast where the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean meet. You’ll have access to more activities, both inside and out, than you could possibly do in a day, leaving you pleasantly surprised in choosing this spot to vacation.


tents on lagoon

Offering both tent and RV camping on site, Sebastian Inlet is a perfect spot for those who enjoy the outdoors, morning, day, and night and gives you time to enjoy all the amenities without having to cram it into one day. With 51 RV campsites that have water and electrical hookups, restroom facilities, and a dump station, you can comfortably enjoy your camping setup.  If glamping or primitive tent camping is not your style and you would prefer a hotel, there are quaint properties along Melbourne Beach and the surrounding areas that can accommodate you and your crew. 


surfer at sebastian inlet

Sebastian Inlet is a mecca for those on the hunt for good waves. With three miles of beach offering some of the best, and most challenging surfing on the East Coast, Sebastian Inlet’s first peak is one of the most consistent surf breaks in Florida, which is located next to the north jetty. This is a great spot for a nice, long ride.


fishing couple

Image by @madisheenstra

For some of the most diverse and best fishing on the Space Coast, you’ve got to check out Sebastian Inlet State Park. With two jetties extending over the Atlantic Ocean you’ve got plenty of access to saltwater species, and the inlet to the Indian River Lagoon providing the perfect habitat for inshore species, you can’t go wrong.  Perfect for all ages, the jetties are also ADA accessible so everyone can enjoy one of the Space Coast’s notable activities. A saltwater fishing license is required for those 16 and up. 


swimming lagoon

“The Cove,” located on the north side of Sebastian Inlet, is the ideal spot for swimming or wading, especially for those of you who have kids or not strong swimmers. Since there are no lifeguards on duty, it is recommended to swim with a buddy, heed marked flags and warnings.  Beach wheelchairs and specially designed floatable wheelchairs are available upon request.

McLarty Treasure Museum

For those wanting to add a little education and history to your time at Sebastian Inlet, you’ll want to check out McLarty Treasure Museum. Go back in time as you watch a movie showing the tales of the ill-fated 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet attempting to return to Spain but were thwarted when a hurricane hit Florida’s coast. Look at artifacts and other displays as you step onto the observation deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. And don’t be surprised if you still see people looking for more of the lost treasure on the sandy shores.

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Exploring under the sea isn’t just for the mermaids. At Sebastian Inlet, snorkeling and scuba diving give you a view of sea life that those who don’t brave putting their head under water miss out on. The rock reefs stretch for miles giving you hours of fun under the surface. Scuba divers and snorkelers must be within 100 feet of a dive flag for safety. 


boat leaving inlet

Image by @ericargia

What’s better than a day out on the water, cruising around, listening to music, making memories with those you enjoy doing life with? Sebastian Inlet gives you access to the Indian River Lagoon, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Sebastian River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Plus, with a marina to stock up on goodies, bait, tackle, and ice and boat ramps to launch from, you will be all set for a day of fun out on your boat. 


Sebastian Inlet has many trails that explore the diverse ecosystems at the inlet. Grab a trail map when you enter the park, then hike around coastal hammocks to experience the true beauty of the Indian River Lagoon. Or just walk the beach for impressive views of clear blue sea! 

When looking for a place to spend the whole day or a spot that you can park yourself for the entirety of your time here, Sebastian Inlet is your one-stop vacation spot here on the Space Coast. For more things to do at Sebastian Inlet, take a look at the full list here. Have more time on your hands and want to explore more of the Space Coast but not sure where to start? Then check out the Vacation Planner for all things Space Coast to help you discover places to stay and other things-to-do or click on the links below for more on what this area has to offer.

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