The next time you crave some waves, why not check out Sebastian Inlet State Park in Indian River County? This gem of a park offers surf-worthy swells on the ocean and calm, clear waters safe enough for toddlers to wade in at the river. These sheltered waters also make the perfect safe haven for plenty of incredible wildlife -- so keep your eyes on the water to encounter all sorts of creatures!
When it comes to the camp facility, there are 51 different sites here, all of which provide both water and electric hookup options. Each lot comes with its own picnic table and fire ring, with a dump station being reachable on-site. Three of the sites are completely wheelchair accessible, along with the docks, the restrooms, and the boat launch. You'll be able to shower both on the beach and at the restroom facility, and close to the marina, campers can even hop on their phones using the park's WiFi.
As with most Florida state parks, to get on the property, you need to purchase a ParkPass permit, costing $8 per vehicle. The nightly rate for camping is a standard $28 charge no matter the site you choose. If you're looking to reserve ahead of time, expect to pay an additional $6.70.
Most people come to Sebastian Inlet to experience the beautiful beach, but unfortunately for our canine pals, doggos are not allowed at any designated swim area. Instead, to clock some recreation time with your barky buddy, why not head out in the mangrove forest for some geocaching adventures or hit the Hammock Trail for a leisurely stroll?
Our fur-babies are welcome on all campsites and trails at the park, but buildings and the beach area are off-limits. Remember to keep your pupper on a leash throughout your stay and clean up any mess they leave behind.
To camp on one of Florida's gorgeous coastlines, head to Sebastian Inlet State Park with your whole family -- pooch included!