Sebastian is located on the central east coast of Florida along the Treasure Coast. Sebastian is well known for the rare antiquities that have washed upon its shores. The shipwreck from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet left many treasures along Sebastian’s coast. Treasure hunters continue to search the waters for gold, jewelry, and other artifacts lost in history. Sebastian Inlet State Parkis the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida's east coast; this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel from its jetties. Surfing is also a popular recreation and several major competitions are held here every year.
The Indian River Lagoon, which is North America’s most biologically diverse estuary, the Sebastian River Blue Cypress Lake, and the Stick Marsh are fishing hotspots and a boater’s paradise. The Stick Marsh is a 6,500-acre reservoir near Fellsmere. It is one of the hottest bass lakes in the country and is known for its monster bass and other fish such as catfish, bluegills and crappies. Blue Cypress Lake is a wonderful waterway for airboat tours where you can observe exotic birds, plants, turtles and Florida alligators in their own natural environment in pristine areas that ordinary boats simply cannot reach. Visitors to the Sebastian River Area can enjoy boating, airboat rides, fishing, kayaking, natural wildlife- birds, dolphin, alligators, manatees, turtles and much more. The Sebastian River Area is a great getaway for those seeking relaxation while learning to appreciate Florida’s natural wonderlands. For more information, visit www.SebastianChamber.com and watch our destination video or call 772-589-5969. Information Provided by Nicole Capp Holbrook, Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce. Photo from Flicker, Trerrificphotos