In August, Sebastian Inlet State Park rangers found a very young and weak juvenile brown pelican that would not eat. It was taken to the Florida Wildlife Hospital in Melbourne, Florida with help from Wild Florida Rescue. They got the young pelican to eat on its own. After a month of tender, loving care it was released back at Sebastian Inlet State Park. It flew over the cove a couple times and landed on the cove rocks with his other pelican buddies.
Learn how to fish at Sebastian Inlet State Park! Click on our new page “Fishing at Sebastian Inlet”.
Located at Sebastian Inlet State Park is the McLarty Treasure Museum. The McLarty Treasure Museum is a National Historical Landmark Site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet Survivors’ & Salvaging Camp. On April 8, a program told the rich history of the Spanish Plate Fleet’s disaster with exhibits. Dr. John DeBry fascinated folks with facts of the lost fleet. The McLarty Treasure Museum is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM and is located two miles south of Sebastian Inlet.
A Great Horned Owl made a nest in a group of cardinal air plant, on a branch of a live oak tree, at Sebastian Inlet State Park. During a powerful storm one of the two babies fell out of the nest. A basket was attached to the tree and the baby owls placed in it. The mother owl did not like all the commotion but soon after everyone moved away, mama came back and took good care of her babies. The babies recently took fight to start a new stage of their life.
When the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park found out the camp host’s old golf cart needed to be replaced, we came to the rescue. The Friends purchased a new 2017 Cushman Hauler 800 for $6,600.00. The campground hosts are thrilled to have this wonderful, new mode of transportation to do their assigned duties.
St John’s Wood rocked the park with the British invasion music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Setting a Night Sounds concert attendance record with over 600 people enjoying the music and dancing into the night.
The Friends of Sebastian Inlet operate both the Nautical Nook Gift Shop at the Fishing Museum and the Treasure Gift Shop at the McLarty Treasure Museum. Select the Gift Shops tab above to see information on the gift shops including gift cards and monthly sales.