Grayton Beach State Park

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Grayton Beach State Park
4.5
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CaveDiver
ELLISON BAY36 contributions
Dec 2021
Great campground with nice clean private sites. The bathrooms and showers are all tiled and very clean and first class. The staff here rakes and cleans each site between guests and everyone from front desk, rangers and work campers are friendly and helpful. The way the campground is laid out many sites offer almost total privacy and others are spaced nicely and laid out nicely. Many times State Parks have sites crammed next to each other and you cannot enjoy nature but here someone (must have been a camper themselves) spaced the sites out so you see trees and bushes and birds and squirrels instead of the side of a camper a few feet away from you. The beach here on the Gulf is beautiful as well as an inland Dunes Lake, hiking trails and connected to the quaint town of Grayton Beach by a hiking/bike trail.
Written January 3, 2022
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signorah
New Jersey56 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Beautiful and unspoiled beach with amazing natural dunes. The water was crystal clear and not too cold even in late
November. Well worth the visit for beach lovers!
Written November 28, 2021
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Lesley B
San Angelo, TX63 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Beautiful state park.
Love the campsites with full hookups.
Lots of foliage.
Washer and dryer in park for campers to use.
Highly recommend.
Beautiful beach. Friendly helpful staff.
The foliage gives the campsites privacy.
Written November 15, 2021
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CCHAMBERS79
Altoona, FL26 contributions
Oct 2021
My wife and I brought our SUP's to the park and dropped in to the Western lake. What a beautiful and unique part of Florida. To have the Gulf on one side and fresh water lakes on the other, it's truly a site to experience. Lots of good paddling and great little cut-outs for smooth water (perfect for Yoga). After over 4 miles of paddling, we crossed over for a walk on the beach. We definitely recommend a visit and will return soon!
Written November 1, 2021
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Cal Joe
6 contributions
Oct 2021
Prettiest beach on the gulf coast. Beats the East and West Coasts as well. White sand. Great vibe & restaurants.
Written October 23, 2021
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Gloria C
Union, NJ40 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Grayson Beach is small beach, part of Santa Rosa Beach. It’s a small community with mostly homes. The beach itself is narrow and has powdery white sand and very clean. On most days, the ocean water is very clear. You’ll be able to see fish, crabs, stingrays (harmless) and if you’re lucky, dolphins (a pair of them swam within 10 feet of us). The ocean is safe for kids since it has almost no waves, and it takes a bit if walking before you can be waist deep. Also, this is a great beach to watch the sunsets!

The only negative is the tannic water. Grayson Beach is located right next to Western Lake. When the lake overfills (due to rain), a natural outlet is created which carries the water from the lake into the ocean. The lake water is a brown/red color, which as it flows into the ocean, changes the color of the ocean. The first time we saw that (on our 2nd day), we thought it was a red tide, however when we saw so many people still in the water, we did a bit more research and found the reason for the water discoloration. Tannic water is completely safe to swim in, but to us, it was weird to swim in brown/reddish water.

Overall, it’s very nice beach, but had I known about the tannic water, I would have picked a different spot for our vacation.
Written October 16, 2021
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McGonagall
Alabama70 contributions
Oct 2021
THE place to go if you want to have professional photography done while you’re at the beach! No problem parking an hour before sunset, and the rangers are friendly, too!
Written October 10, 2021
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BelikinBeer
Bradenton, FL415 contributions
Sep 2021
Beautiful area and park setting. Friendly folks at the entrance gate. The nature trail at the end of the parking area was really nice. A managed trail which allows you to appreciate the area, dunes without stomping on them and the beauty was fantastic.
Written September 7, 2021
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Linda R
Tallahassee, FL1 contribution
Aug 2021
Grayton State Park and the Grayton Beach were some of the most beautiful areas along the emerald coast. The beach has crystal clear waters and the beaches are so clean. The beach area is a 10 out of 10! The state park is great for hiking the 4.5 mile trails but they are a 0 for 10 for biking. The paths are not kept up for biking - too many very large tree roots in the paths and the sand is so thick that it makes bicycling impossible in most of the areas.
Written August 8, 2021
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megan
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
This was the best way to access a 30A beach without hunting for parking or being on a packed beach with rows and rows of beach goers. The park opens at 8am, and we never got there later than 10am during the week. Recommend getting there close to opening to ensure parking and a spot close to the beach access. They stop letting people in once the parking lot (which is small) is full. They will allow people in as people leave. The beach area is pretty long compared to the amount of parking. You will be able to spread out and have space to yourself. The access from the parking lot to the beach was close. We brought a wagon, tent, and chairs. I didn’t see any beach umbrella or chair rentals, so bring your own stuff. There are no dogs allowed on the beach, so leave them at home. The water was beautiful and we saw fish, stingrays, and even a manatee! We brought snorkels to check the fish. We visited the park 3 days during the week and always had a great view right at the water. There are showers and bathrooms at the parking lot. Be sure to check out the nature trail before leaving the park as well.
Written August 1, 2021
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