Grayton Beach State Park is home to one of Florida’s top beaches. It continually ranks among the top ten beaches and campgrounds in the state. On the emerald green waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico, the white sandy beaches are intoxicating. Snorkeling and swimming in these pristine waters offers a clarity and view like no other. Seashells can be seen in the water from the shoreline and easily scooped up for waiting beachcombers. Don’t forget to stay for the gorgeous sunset and silver moonlit nights on this world class beach.
But don’t just think it’s all about the beaches here at Grayton Beach State Park. There are a host of other activities at the park as well. Bicycling has recently become one of the top draws here at the park. With the new addition of bike rentals from the ranger station, you can cruise around the parks many paved roads and on the beach. The nearby Walton Trail serves the area and offers a 10 mile paved trail to and from several nearby state parks and the township of Grayton Beach. Leave your car at the campground and have fun!
The campground at Grayton Beach State Park is top of the line. Two sections, the old and new section offer slightly different camping options. The old part is cheaper at $24 a nights stay. Its old bathhouse and showers were built in the late 60’s. It offers the most secluded camping spots. The new section is $30 a night and allows RV’s of up to 40 feet in length with a 50 amp service. It hosts a newly built bathhouse and sites. The sites are open and closer together.
30 cabins are available at Grayton Beach State Park. They are two bedroom, one bath duplexes, set about a mile from the beach among the dunes. A seasonal gas fireplace, kitchen with basic utensils, hot showers and bed lines are provided by the park service. Reservations are a must and a minimum two night stay is required on weekends and holidays.
Bring your canoe or kayak to Grayton Beach State Park and enjoy the over 100 acre Western Lake, a brackish freshwater dune lake. Fishing in the lake is welcome, just make certain those 16 and up posses a Florida freshwater fishing license. A boat ramp is available for launching into the lake.
For more information on directions to the park, hours of operations and reservations, visit the Grayton Beach State Park website here.