Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Southern boundary is Goldensands Park in Indian River County.
Northern boundary is Coconut Point Park in Brevard County.
Access to the Park is through National, State, County and City Parks between and including the above locations.
Established in 1991 and covering 20½ miles of beaches between Wabasso Beach and Melbourne Beach the refuge is named after Dr. Archie Carr Jr in honor of the extraodinary contributions he made to sea turtle conservation. Surf fishing along the beaches of Archie Carr.
Canaveral National Seashore
24 miles of undisturbed beach, a bit of a drive, but well worth the vastness of this area. Drive through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on your way to Canaveral National Seashore. Many large parking areas are available within the park
6am - 6pm Winter
6am - 8pm Summer
The change in the above hours is dictated by
Daylight Savings Time.
Fees do apply to access the park.
GPS 28° 38'41.41" N 80° 41'00.29" W
( Entrance )
GPS 28° 39'19.86" N 80° 37'54.54" W
( Where beach and walkover meet at the southern most parking lot)
~ 4 miles between with 11 other parking areas ~
GPS 28° 42'08.57" N 80° 40'01.38" W
( Where beach and walkover meet at the northern most parking lot)
Weather from Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park
This park is in the early planning stages. The most likely use will be passive. A completion date has not been established by Florida State Parks as of December 2011.
Merrit Island National Wildlife Refuge
State Road 402 ( 5 miles east of Titusville )
Titusville, FL 32782
1-321-861-0667 ( General # )
1-321-861-0669 ( Visitors Center )
GPS 28° 37' 44.96" N 80° 47' 12.91" W
( Entrance )
Sunrise to Sunset
No fees in general to get into refuge.
Fees do apply at the boat ramps and Black Point Wildlife Drive.
Visitor Center Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday
BE SURE to get your self issued fishing permit prior to going fishing at MINWR ( Merrittt Island National Wildlife Refuge ). These are available through their website, at the Kiosks on site and at the boat ramps themselves. Do not just put it in your pocket without signing ~ This is the way in which MINWR gets fishermen to understand that there are additional regulations that apply at this location.
Launches from Kennedy Space Center will close portions of the refuge from time to time.
140,000 acres, established in 1963 as part of a buffer zone for NASA activities at the Kennedy Space Center.
Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area ~ South Side is in Indian River County
9700 South A1A
Melbourne Beach FL 32951
Fees do apply at this park, call the above number for rates.
Hours: 24 hours a day 365 days a year
GPS 27° 51'53.64" N 80° 27'03.44" W
( Northern Brevard County entrance )
GPS 27° 51'21.69" N 80° 26'47.10" W
( Southern Indian River County entrance )
GPS 27° 51'01.48" N 80° 27'14.00" W
( Waters edge at the boat ramp )
24 hours a day 365 days a year
Park is on both sides of the Sebastian Inlet.
Sebastian Fishing Museum Hours
10:00am - 4:00pm 7 days a week
Additional small fees apply for use of the boat ramp at Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area.
Beaches, Fishing, Surf fishing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling, sunbathing, birding, boat ramp, camping, RV, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing Museum, Picnic, Picnic pavilions, showers day visitors, swimming, restrooms and a playground
Indian River Lagoon on the west side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
|Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations||Safe Handling of Self Caught Seafood|
|Tides in Brevard, Indian River &|
St Lucie Counties
|Saltwater Fish Species of Florida|
|Videos of Fishing Knots||Seafood Recipes|
|National and State Parks with Saltwater Fishing in Brevard County Florida|
|Areas in Brevard County Florida include; Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Grant, Melbourne Beach, Palm shores, Merritt Island, Rockledge, Indian Harbor Beach, Titusville, Palm Bay, Malabar, Satellite Beach, Scottsmore, Pineda, Bonaventure, Georgiana and Port St. John|
|Bodies of brackish and saltwater in Brevard County Florida include; Atlantic Ocean, Banana Creek, Banana River, Black Point Creek, Boggy Pond, Broadaxe Creek, Buck Creek, Canaveral Barge Canal, Cow Pen Creek, Crane Creek, Cucumber Slough, Devils Elbow, Dummit Creek, Eau Gallie River, Eddy Creek, Flowing Well Creek, Gator Creek, Gator Hole, Hog Point Creek, Horse Creek, Houseboat Cut, Indian River Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, Marsh Bay Creek, Max Hoeck Creek, Moore Creek, Mosquito Lagoon, Mullet Creek, Pintail Creek, Puckett Creek, Roach Hole, Ross Creek, Sebastian Inlet, Seven Pines Creek, St Sebastian, Sykes Creek, Tea Creek and Turkey Creek.|