Welcome to the Sebastian River Area!
Silver lagoons and turquoise sea, ruby sunsets and golden sunrises adorn the Sebastian River Area. Sebastian is one of Florida's authentic Treasure Coast communities and the famous home of America's First National Wildlife Refuge, Pelican Island.
The communities of the Sebastian River Area border the headwaters of the St. John's River - adjacent to the Barrier Island and Atlantic Ocean, and nestle quietly between Vero Beach and Melbourne on the Indian River Lagoon. A walk along Sebastian's Riverfront takes you past old fish houses whose salty aromas recall times past, dockside restaurants where a view of the famous pelican is guaranteed and marinas harboring pleasure boats of all sizes. The unspoiled natural beauty of Sebastian is recognized for top fishing, surfing, skydiving, and watersport enthusiasts.
Vestiges of 18th century Spanish culture can be revisited at the various historical and archaeological museums in the area, while treasure hunters continue to search these waters for gold, jewelry, and other artifacts lost in the sinking of the 1715 Spanish Fleet not far off our shores.
The Sebastian River area is also host to a multitude of nature-based activities - truly an eco-lovers paradise. Pelicans, bald eagles, manatees, loggerhead turtles and dolphin can be seen from the Indian River Lagoon. For Kayakers, the Sebastian River is a trip through pristine wilderness. A boardwalk nature trail through the Environmental Learning center offers a view of pine trees, mangroves, thousands of species of animals, fish, birds and over 36 rare or endangered animal species.
Take a trip back in time to the days of "Old Florida" and come enjoy the charm of the Sebastian River Area.