Sebastian Inlet State Park

As Photographers in Vero Beach Florida, we adore Sebastian Inlet state park for its scenery and wildlife. Sebastian Inlet is a popular destination for fishing, surfing, birding, camping, biking and just enjoying a beach day between sunny Vero Beach and Melbourne.

A complete guide to visiting Sebastian Inlet State Park

In this post I am going to cover just about everything you need to know about visiting Sebastian Inlet State Park.

  • Things to do
  • park info
  • Camping Information
  • Wildlife

Things to Do

Sebastian Inlet State Park is a popular destination in the Vero Beach area for fishing, surfing, swimming, treasure hunting and sunbathing. 

The lagoon on the north side, AKA the cove, is one of the best beaches in Vero Beach for families with children. The lagoon has calm and shallow waters that are perfect for small children to play in and explore. 

The North Jetty fishing pier is a top destination in the area for fishing. There is a Sebastian fishing museum with free admission that showcases the history of fishing and the Indian River Lagoon. The museum is open from 10am-4pm all week long. 

Sebastian Inlet State Park is also one of the best surfing destinations in Florida. Many of the world’s best surfers have caught waves on the treasure coast, like Kelly Slater. 

Park Information


  • $8 per car with multiple occupants. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
  • $4 Single occupant car
  • $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Admission Pass.


Museums are open from 10am-4pm

How far is Sebastian Inlet State Park from Orlando? Sebastian Inlet State Park is about one hour and 40 minutes from Orlando


Sebastian Inlet State Park offers camping for $28 per night. Campsites have electric and the campground is ADA accessible. 

Sebastian Inlet is 24 hours but it is recommended that campers arrive between 7am and 11pm.


Not only is Sebastian Inlet known for surfing, fishing and picturesque scenery but it also draws a range of wildlife. 

Sebastian Inlet is a sea turtle nesting ground in the summer for loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles. Vero Beach offers turtle walks in June and July at Sebastian Inlet State Park.

You can contact the fishing museum to make reservations at 772-388-2750. 

Sebastian Inlet State Park is also home to a butterfly species that was once thought to be extinct – The Atala butterfly. This butterfly can now be seen at Sebastian Inlet State Park. 

atala butterfly vero beach fl

Photo by Monica R.

As photographers in Vero Beach Florida, we love photographing scenic parks that have lots of wildlife. If you also enjoy photographing nature, then you will love Sebastian Inlet State Park.

Animals that can be seen at Sebastian Inlet State Park:

  • Manatees
  • 190 species of birds
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Turtles
  • Atala Butterfly 
  • Plentiful fish


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I hope you enjoy exploring Sebastian Inlet State Park! As photographers in Vero Beach Florida, we love exploring coastal nature parks.