Grayton Beach

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Grayton Beach

Florida

(850) 231-4210

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Things To Do

Overview

Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A boat ramp provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias, bent and twisted by salt winds, have an eerie "Middle Earth" look. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy over four miles of trails through pine flatwoods; the trail begins across from the park entrance on Highway 30-A. Options for overnight stays include modern cabins and a full-facility campground.

Map of Grayton Beach (FL)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.332878, -86.157516

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Activities

  • Boating

    Bring your canoe or kayak and explore the backwaters of Western Lake, a 100 acre lake surrounded by the natural areas of the State Park. A boat ramp is available on Western Lake.

  • Bicycling

    Bring your bike or your favorite hiking shoes to Grayton Beach and enjoy a four mile off road trail through acres of natural communities, or hop on Walton County's 10 mile walking, biking path along Scenic Hwy 30-A, which winds along the coastline through the picturesque beachside communities.

  • Camping

    Grayton Beach cabins are nestled in the pine woods only minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and a mile of sugar-white beaches. Cabins accommodate six people. Grayton Beach State Park offers 30, two bedroom, one bath duplex cabins. Each cabin is equipped with a gas fireplace (available November through March), central heating and cooling, kitchen with basic cooking and dining utensils, screened in porch and outdoor grill. Linens, pillows, blankets and towels are provided. Linens are not refreshed daily. In most cabins, the front bedroom has a queen bed and the back bedroom has two twin beds. Two vehicles per cabin are permitted. Grayton Beach State Park also has two ADA cabins.

    For the guest's relaxation, televisions and phones are not provided.

  • Fishing

    Saltwater species are caught in the surf, while both fresh and saltwater fish are caught in the lake's brackish water.

  • Hiking

    The Grayton Beach Nature Trail begins near the beach parking area and winds among sand dunes, pine flatwoods and scrub communities. It is interpreted by a self-guiding leaflet available at the ranger station.

  • Picnicking

    A large picnic pavilion overlooking the Gulf waters is available.

  • RVing

    Maximum RV length is 40 ft.

  • Water Sports

    Lay out on a mile of sugar sand beaches or swim in the emerald green water of the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Also be sure to enjoy a Grayton Beach sunset.

Park Partners

The Friends of Grayton Beach State Park

Coastal Cruisers

(850) 543-6146

Directions

Driving

Grayton Beach State Park is located South of U.S. 98 appoximately halfway between Panama City Beach and Destin. Take county road 283 south of U.S. 98, turn left at the stop sign on 30A (approximately 1/2 mile east of the intersection of C.R. 30A and C.R. 283 the entrance will be found on the right).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(850) 231-4210

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