Sebastian Inlet State Park

The Atlantic Ocean and Indian River surround this barrier island park. Sebastian Inlet bisects the park, which offers three miles of sandy beach, tidal mudflats, mangroves, and coastal hammock. There are no nature trails.

Watchable wildlife:
Manatees feed in the Indian River, and sea turtles nest along the beach in the summer. There are plenty of wading birds hunting among the mangrove roots for minnows and crabs. Look on the beach for willets, sanderlings, and dunlins, which are joined by black-bellied plovers and ruddy turnstones in the winter. Brown pelicans and double-crested cormorants can be seen loafing on the jetty in company with royal terns, ring-billed gulls, and laughing gulls.

Department of Environmental Protection

(321) 984-4852; camping reservations 1-800-326-3521

From Vero Beach, take U.S. Highway 1 to Wabasso.  Turn east on Florida Highway 510, then north for 6 miles on Florida Highway A1A.

Related Sites:
Other East Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
The northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is the official state bird of Florida.

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