Recreation

Although the Barefoot Bay community has many recreational opportunities onsite, there are also many more activities only a short drive or bus ride away.
Fishing, Sky-diving and more.

County Parks in Grant-Valkaria

County Parks in Micco

Nearby State and National Parks

  • St. Sebastian River State Park
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park
  • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Festivals and Annual Events – Grant Seafood Festival, Fellsmere Frogleg Festival, Valkaria Airshow

St. Sebastian River State Park – 11 miles from Barefoot Bay. Photographers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts can explore miles of trails on foot, bicycle, or horseback. Canoeing, boating, and fishing on the St. Sebastian River are popular activities.

Sebastian Inlet State Park –  21 miles from Barefoot Bay. The premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast, this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel from its jetties. Surfing is also a popular recreation and several major competitions are held here every year. Two museums provide a history of the area. The McLarty Treasure Museum features the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet; the Sebastian Fishing Museum tells the history of the area’s fishing industry. Three miles of beautiful beaches provide opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling, and sunbathing. Canoeing and kayaking in the Indian River Lagoon are also favorite pastimes. Visitors can relax with a stroll down the mile-long Hammock Trail. Waterfront pavilions and picnic areas are great for family outings. A campground for RVs and tent campers is available along with a boat ramp.

Pelican Island National Wildlife RefugePresident Theodore Roosevelt established the first wildlife refuge in the country here in 1903. Today it is home to over a dozen threatened and endangered species including manatees, sea turtles, and a wide variety of birds.

 the Sebastian River area. In addition to some of the region’s finest fishing, Sebastian is home to the best surfing in Florida—not to mention unlimited opportunities for scuba and sky diving, golf, shopping and casual dining. Sebastian is also within easy reach of popular tourist destinations such as Orlando and Daytona.

Pelican Island National Wildlife RefugePresident Theodore Roosevelt established the first wildlife refuge in the country here in 1903. Today it is home to over a dozen threatened and endangered species including manatees, sea turtles, and a wide variety of birds.

Water SportsFrom the shores of the Indian River Lagoon, to Sebastian’s new pool and aquatic center, to the crashing waves of the inlet, Sebastian offers dozens of ways to enjoy the water including, fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, scuba diving and more.

Sebastian Inlet State ParkThe inlet offers just about every kind of sport fishing an angler could ask for, including Snook, Red Fish, and Tarpon. It is also known for superb surfing. The inlet campground offers some fifty campsites, including waterfront sites—all equipped with water and electric hook-ups, grills and picnic tables.

Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.sebastianchamber.com/default.jsp

Our Great Weather!

The Sebastian River Area has beautiful weather all year-round with an average temperature of 72° Fahrenheit (22°C). Our location is ideal… warm, but without the oppressive heat of south Florida. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from the mid 60’s to the mid 80’s. Summer temperatures range from the 70’s to the 90’s and tempered by Sebastian’s breezes off the water. For further weather information visit weather.com.

Spectacular Soft White Sand Beaches

Come for a visit and bring your swim suit, towel, chair, umbrella or a surfboard. Water temperatures range from the 60’s in the winter to 85° in the summer.

Live Webcam at Sebastian Inlet:

http://www.surfline.com/surfline/livecams/getsurfmapsurfbreakreport.cfm?alias=sebastianinletcam

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