Florida, Sebastian Guide (B): A Waterfront Dock Bar Crawl in Sebastian, FL
We’ve found ourselves spending a lot of our time in the United States chilling out on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Named for a Spanish treasure fleet that was lost in a hurricane off the east coast of Florida in 1715, the Treasure Coast includes the metropolitan areas of Sebastian-Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie.
Sebastian is a small city nestled between Melbourne and Vero Beach along the banks of the Indian River, which is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Sebastian was settled as a fishing village in the 1880’s, and still retains a quaint old Florida feel. There are no high-rise resorts and very few tourists. The vibe is slow and relaxed; life is easy. It’s been an ideal place for us to shake off our travel bug and just be for a while.
What can you do here? Go for a walk through a nature preserve, rent a kayak or a pontoon boat for a day of boating on the Indian River, or go on a waterfront dock bar crawl. The city has done a great job of making the waterfront accessible. A paved scenic walkway runs the 1.5 mile length of Sebastian’s waterfront, beginning at the Riverview Park, passing by dock bars, restaurants, municipal boat ramps and parks along the way on Indian River Drive. There are even public restrooms on the walkway – so thoughtful! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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