Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods. Options for overnight stays include modern cabins and a full-facility campground.
Grayton Beach campground has 34 sites and is one of the nicest camping areas along the Gulf Coast. In the older section of the campground, trees and shrubs between the sites let you imagine you are miles from civilization, but with water, electric and a restroom with hot showers, roughing it is never too tough. The new campground loop provides 50 amp electric and onsite sewer. Bring your RV or tent and come enjoy a great camping experience. Pets are welcome in the campground. Rangers provide programs seasonally.
Maximum RV length = 40 ft.
Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight, but not allowed in Cabins or Cabin areas; or Beach Area.
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Season: Year Round.
Grayton Beach State Park Campground Best Campsites: 1, 7, 8, 23, 38, 56.
Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Road
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Grayton Beach State Park is located South of U.S. 98 approximately 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 half a mile east of the intersection of County Road 30A and County Road 283 the entrance is on the right.
Lay out on our 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.
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 our picturesque beachside communities.
A boat ramp is available on Western Lake.
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.
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.
Saltwater species are caught in the surf, while both fresh and saltwater fish are caught in the lake's brackish water.
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.
Grayton has an Amphitheater adjoining the Campground. Ranger-led interpretive programs are conducted on the lake peninsula during the summer months. See a Ranger for details.