Sunset at Sebastian Inlet and 5 things to do around

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Breathtaking sunsets are part of everyday scenery around the Treasure Coast in Florida. This region located in the Atlantic Coast comprises the Sebastian – Vero Beach area and the Port St. Lucie area. To North is the Space Coast and to South is the Gold Coast.

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These pictures were taken at the Sebastian Inlet State Park area. There are several activities to explore in this site year-round.

Here we present 5 suggestions:

1. Beaches

Of course number one choice is related to miles of coastline beaches that offer plenty of activities like surfing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and sunbathing.

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2. Fishing

The Inlet and surrounding areas provide many opportunities for catching fish at the beach, river and inlet. There are also boat launches facilities to enjoy offshore fishing and diving.

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3. Bicycling

There is a paved multi-use path through the park, parallel to the A1A state road and in some parts parallel to the Indian River Lagoon. It’s a 40 mile long trail with many enjoyable beach access points.

4. Wildlife Viewing

The Sebastian Inlet is part of The Great Florida Birding Trail. Sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, right whales and bobcats, raccoons, alligators and river otters can also be observed.

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5. McLarty Treasure Museum

The museum is located on a survivors camp of the wrecked 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet that was returning from the New World to Spain. All eleven ships from this fleet were lost in a hurricane. The fleet was carrying silver and also gold, jewelry, porcelain, sandalwood, nutmeg, cacao beans, vanilla beans and cinnamon. The museum features artifacts recovered from those ships and an observation deck that overlooks the ocean. From time to time, there are still some artifacts and coins that wash up on Florida beaches, enticing the curiosity of many treasure hunters.

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