Grayton Beach State Park
Grayton Beach State Park is 2,200 acres of sugar sand beaches, nature trails and camping grounds, all leading down to the waters edge of the emerald green Gulf.
Touted as "Real Florida", the 30 cabins on the western part of the property have no phones or TV's. The campsites have picnic tables and grills with water and electricity hookups. The park gets it's name from the nearby township of Grayton Beach, and was obtained by a land lease in 1964 and park opened in 1968.
Anything you can think of to do in nature you can do here. Swimming and fishing are great along the park's mile long shoreline, as they also have a boat ramp and picnic shelters. They have three coastal dune lakes, mostly on property, and canoes that can be rented at the ranger station; you can also kayak. Dune lakes are rare coastal occurrences and can only be found a few other places in the world. Across from the park entrance is the 4.2 miles of the hike and bike trail; self-guided brochures are available at the ranger station at the park entrance. Bird watching is also a popular pastime here, but stay off the dunes, as they are home to the endangered Choctawhatchee beach mouse, and in the summer months, sea turtles sometimes nest along the shore.
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