Found along Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Vero Beach and Cape Canaveral, Sebastian is the site of Sebastian Inlet State Park, known for surfing, and Pelican Island, the nation’s first wildlife refuge. Sebastian is one of Florida’s authentic Treasure Coast communities. A walk along the riverfront takes you past old fish houses, dockside restaurants where a view of the famous pelican is guaranteed, and marinas harboring pleasure boats of all sizes.
Fishing and Surfing
Sebastian is noted for its excellent fishing, surfing, and water-sport activities. In addition, vestiges of 18th-century Spanish culture can be found at various historical and archaeological museums in the area. Entertainment is a strong suit also with many riverfront drinking and dining venues often featuring live music.
About the Treasure Coast
The history of the Treasure Coast started over 300 years ago when a fleet of 11 Spanish ships wrecked just offshore between the St. Lucie River and Cape Canaveral. These ships were sent to collect gold and treasure from the Spanish colonies in the Americas and bring it to Spain. On their way home, ships from this treasure-carrying fleet were sunk by the winds of a hurricane, scattering gold, silver, and jewels over the seafloor. Treasures are still being discoverd in the shallow waters by lucky beachgoers, giving the region its very fitting name.