Grayton Beach was founded in the late 1800's and has been a staple Florida Panhandle vacation destination for over 130 years. It's the original 30A neighborhood and it has a laid-back, super chill beach vibe. The heart of Grayton Beach is tucked away a bit off of scenic 30A so it has a more secluded, relaxing feel than other SoWal communities.
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HISTORY OF Grayton Beach - presented by the 30A Company...
Grayton Beach, including its serene, lush state park, features an exceedingly unique topography—one that most other South Walton beaches cannot match. Within steps of the pearly sand, you’ll discover curious wildlife and untouched dunes. Many travelers use Grayton Beach’s Western Lake access for kayaking adventures. The rare coastal dune lake opens to the Gulf Of Mexico. Speaking of the Gulf, it is a great place to go snorkeling with the kids. In fact, Grayton Beach is home to the artificial “Sea Turtle Reef,” located about 780 feet from the shore. You’ll likely see kayaks, catamarans, and paddleboards floating in that region. It’s also worth noting that Grayton Beach features some of the best conditions for sandcastle-building. Join in on the fun, or simply observe other people’s artworks while strolling through the warm white sand.
Grayton Beach and Western Lake Aerial Montage
You'll see stunning aerial views of Scenic 30A, Western Lake, Grayton Beach State Park and more in this montage video. Grayton Beach State Park was just named the number 1 beach in the United States by Dr. Beach. It's an award that goes back 30 years!
Exploring Grayton Beach State Park
This awesome Grayton Beach State Park video was created by "Today is an Adventure Day" on Youtube.
Visitors can choose from a plethora of outdoor activities, from exploring the area on bike to kayaking off the white sand beachfront to deep sea fishing. In fact, Grayton Beach is one of the only places in the United States where fishing boats launch directly into the Gulf Of Mexico from the beach! There is never a shortage of fun things to do in Grayton Beach. It neighbors Blue Mountain Beach to the west and WaterColor to the east. Grayton Beach is the only place in South Walton where permit holders can drive vehicles onto the sand.
Western Lake outflows into the Gulf Of Mexico at Grayton Beach which makes for a great place to Stand Up Paddle. Scientist identify the brackish waters of Western Lake as one of only four coastal dune lakes in the world, cited to be over 10,000 years old.
Local Grayton Beach boutiques offer one-of-a-kind designs for your wardrobe or home, while local artists display their pieces at one of the many art studios around town. Stop by any of the assorted gift shops to pick up a treat for your friends or family. In addition to the unbeatable shopping scene, Grayton Beach offers a wide variety of culinary experiences and entertainment.
It is home to the world famous "Red Bar" located in the heart of Grayton Beach. The original Red Bar burned down in February 2019 but they rebuilt and the new version will open summer 2020.
Whether you’d like to sample the fresh-caught seafood of the day or indulge in the latest cocktail creation, the celebrated village of Grayton Beach has plenty keep you on your toes day and night. Award-winning chefs and master brewers serve up local delicacies and craft beer to cap off your relaxing day at the beach. Keep the fun going throughout the evening with live music at AJ's Grayton Beach.
When you’re ready to retire for the night, 30A Escapes has the perfect “home away from home". Our eclectic mix of beach homes and traditional Florida cottages can accommodate groups of all sizes. From the large family looking to fill their day hunting for adventure in South Walton to the couple looking for a romantic getaway, 30A Escapes has something for everyone.
All of our Grayton Beach vacation rentals are kept to the highest standards of excellence. Take in Gulf views and SoWal scenery from your balcony or go for a dip in your own private pool. Opportunities for fun and relaxation are endless when you vacation in this original 30A beach town.
Whatever escapade is in store for you in South Walton, 30A Escapes is with you throughout every step of your journey. From booking your vacation to enjoying your time with us, your dedicated Grayton Beach Concierge will help assure you make the most out of your time in SoWal. Discover a new way to get away with 30A Escapes luxury Florida vacation rentals!
Tour of Grayton Beach, Florida
Grayton Beach is unique in so many ways. This video montage does a great job of showing different parts of the 30A community. You'll also see the original Red Bar which unfortunately burned down in 2019. However, it is being rebuilt and scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.