Coconut Point Sebastian Inlet

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Located on the tip of two barrier islands, Sebastian Inlet State Park offers a multitude of activities for visitors and is known for its surfing and saltwater fishing. The park features 5 boat launches, including the launch for kayaks, canoes and sailboats at Coconut Point. Optimal birding habitat, the park has 3 miles of beaches, a centralized, full-facility campground, 3 “off roading” bike trails, fishing catwalks and two museums. The museums are dedicated to the 1715 Spanish fleet treasure discovery and to the area’s rich fishing history. Visitors enjoy surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, beachcombing, hiking and picnicking. Swimmers are not to be disappointed with access to both the Atlantic beaches and the calmer inlet waters. No lifeguard is on duty. The park operates 24 hours, year-round. Museums, restaurants, rental facilities and other areas may have designated hours of use/visitation. Admission/use fee schedule applies. All facilities are handicap accessible. Additional onsite amenities include primitive camping, pavilions, beach wheelchairs, playground, restrooms, outdoor showers and surfing hotspot known as “Monster Hole." Pavilions, kayaks and canoes are available for reservation/rentals. Fishing regulations/licenses may apply. This site monitors waters on to the south of the inlet. Photo Courtesy of Tom Choma.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 23th, 2023. The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 30th, 2023 at 10:29 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Coconut Point Sebastian Inlet is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Indian River County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Monday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Thursday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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Coconut Point Sebastian Inlet

Melbourne Beach, Florida

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 23th, 2023. The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 30th, 2023 at 10:29 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Located on the tip of two barrier islands, Sebastian Inlet State Park offers a multitude of activities for visitors and is known for its surfing and saltwater fishing. The park features 5 boat launches, including the launch for kayaks, canoes and sailboats at Coconut Point. Optimal birding habitat, the park has 3 miles of beaches, a centralized, full-facility campground, 3 “off roading” bike trails, fishing catwalks and two museums. The museums are dedicated to the 1715 Spanish fleet treasure discovery and to the area’s rich fishing history. Visitors enjoy surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, beachcombing, hiking and picnicking. Swimmers are not to be disappointed with access to both the Atlantic beaches and the calmer inlet waters. No lifeguard is on duty. The park operates 24 hours, year-round. Museums, restaurants, rental facilities and other areas may have designated hours of use/visitation. Admission/use fee schedule applies. All facilities are handicap accessible. Additional onsite amenities include primitive camping, pavilions, beach wheelchairs, playground, restrooms, outdoor showers and surfing hotspot known as “Monster Hole." Pavilions, kayaks and canoes are available for reservation/rentals. Fishing regulations/licenses may apply. This site monitors waters on to the south of the inlet. Photo Courtesy of Tom Choma.

Monitoring Frequency

Coconut Point Sebastian Inlet is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Indian River County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Monday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Thursday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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