The Sebastian Inlet District
Managing the Connection Between the Atlantic Ocean & Indian River Lagoon
Welcome to Sebastian Inlet – a ‘premier’ boating, fishing, surfing and recreational area on the East Coast of Florida. Situated between Brevard and Indian River Counties, the Sebastian Inlet supports a rich and diverse ecological environment unparalleled in North America. The inlet is vital not only to the ecological health of the Indian River Lagoon, but it is also an important economic engine for local communities in the region.
Created in 1919 by special act of the Legislature of the State of Florida, the Sebastian Inlet District was created to maintain the navigational channel between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, and this remains the District’s number one priority. The inlet is one of only five navigable channels that connect the Indian River Lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Sebastian Inlet District works in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies, and is responsible for bypassing sand to downdrift beaches, beach renourishment, erosion control, environmental protection and public safety.