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Sebastian Inlet State Park (FL) - Melbourne FL


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Sebastian Inlet State Park is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to all of its visitors. These amenities include:

Campsites 51 RV (-40’) + tent sites
Picnic Tables
Grills
Park Brochure & Publications (large print available)
Park Programs (sign interpreters upon advanced request)
Fishing Piers and Catwalks
Boat Ramps & Canoe and Kayak Launch Areas
Covered Picnic Pavilions
Restaurant & Giftshops
Museums
Beach Accesses & Beach Wheelchair
Marina
Fishing Cleaning Station
Wildlife Viewing Areas

Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted in all of the waters of Sebastian Inlet State Park, with the exception of under the Sebastian Inlet Bridge and in the boat channel. Rock reefs stretch for miles starting south of Sebastian Inlet in the nearshore waters. Water visibility is best in the summer months. All divers and snorkelers must be within 100 feet of a dive flag. Spearfishing is prohibited.

Non-heated, outdoor showers are available on all the beach access boardwalks and by the Sebastian Fishing Museum.

Like any inlet it should be dove at slack high tide, get tides here: fl.usharbors.com/monthly-tides/Florida-East%20Central...ian%20Inlet%20bridge

YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=NQ-7IDDm9no

I entered on beach between fishing pier and fish cleaning table right behind the restroom, there are fishermen on both side so east and west are the only options and too far east puts you near the boat traffic and increased current :( I’ve been told some enter on the ocean side of the bridge buts that’s too much rock climbing for this old diver.

Off the beach are large rocks and metal, watch where you are going! The bottom is littered with lost fishing gear, don’t get hooked!

Lot’s of hermit crabs and assorted fish but this isn’t BHB, the fish are bigger :) RayC/LA

Comments

LatitudeAdjustment - 3/23/2017 4:49 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/21/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
3mil, DSS BP&W Entered on beach between fishing pier and fish cleaning table. There are large rocks and metal so watch were you are going. There is a ton of lost fishing gear on the bottom, don’t get hooked! Tide was running late so too much current to go east. Lot’s of hermit crabs, a blue claw hiding under a rock, a grouper hiding under another, assorted angels, damsels, lookdowns and some big snook. One about 8" Spanish Dancer working the bottom. Unlike BHB there was no small stuff.
MJ_Kiss - 3/25/2015 11:25 AM
I’m not certain why the link would not post to DiveBuddy, but here it is so you can cut and paste. This is a Google Satellite view link. google.com/maps/place/Sebastian+Inlet+State+Park...0:0x6d907f67238d92b5
MJ_Kiss - 2/26/2015 2:14 PM
I’m looking forward to getting in the water again, but not on a day like today. I discovered a webcam to check conditions before heading out. Sebastian Inlet Webcam
MJ_Kiss - 2/02/2015 3:06 PM
Rating Added: 3
I use this location for gear checkout in the snorkeling area. It is is in/ shallow, lots of neat fish by the rocks. There are nice bathrooms, showers, although not always close by. The restaurant is not casual, bring a clean change of summer nice but casual wear if you want to eat there. Consider bringing your own cooler if you plan to snorkle or dive and stay in your wetsuit. From the website:

Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted in all of the waters of Sebastian Inlet State Park, with the exception of under the Sebastian Inlet Bridge and in the boat channel. Rock reefs stretch for miles starting south of Sebastian Inlet in the nearshore waters. Water visibility is best in the summer months. All divers and snorkelers must be within 100 feet of a dive flag. Spearfishing is prohibited.

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