The Sebastian Inlet District
Managing the Connection Between the Atlantic Ocean & Indian River Lagoon
Welcome to Sebastian Inlet – the ‘premier’ surfing, fishing, boating 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 which is unparalled 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 chartered 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.
Since the early 1900’s, the District’s responsibilities coordinated with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and local agencies have grown to include beach re-nourishment, erosion control, environmental protection and public safety.