5 of the Best Ways to Spend a Day at Grayton Beach State Park
| Saturday, September 15, 2018
Journey through Grayton Beach State Park to enjoy a beautiful paradise encompassing over 2,000 acres of beautiful shoreline and forest. As you explore, you’ll come across a wide variety of ecosystems, including a brackish dune lake which serves as the focal point of the Park. It’s the ideal setting to view wildlife, enjoy off-road cycling, and sunbathe by the shimmering water. No matter how you spend a day at Grayton Beach State Park, your experience here is sure to be a highlight of your 30A getaway. Scroll down to discover the best ways to enjoy the Park, and don’t forget to explore all of the additional attractions nearby in our free Vacation Guide to 30A!
Start Your Adventure in Grayton Beach State Park
Hike or Bike Through Scenic Pathways
Bring your walking shoes or rent a bicycle, because Grayton Beach State Park is home to a four and a half mile trail for pedestrians and cyclists alike! The trail winds through the pine flatwoods, coastal forest, and scrub oaks that have been bent and twisted from years of exposure to the salt winds. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll or bike ride through the undisturbed beauty of nature.
View Stunning Wildlife Species
Grayton Beach State Park’s diverse ecosystems provide homes to a variety of animal species. While you’re venturing through the area, be on the lookout for deer, grey foxes, and even sea turtles. The Park is also a popular destination along the Great Florida Birding Trail, offering glimpses of bald eagles, osprey, and more. Keep your eyes open for these beautiful creatures, and feel free to pack some binoculars to get a closer look!
Paddle Across the Water
Inside Grayton Beach State Park is one of the largest dune lakes in the region. Whether you’re paddleboarding, canoeing, or kayaking, a journey across Western Lake is a delightful experience. It’s also a great way to see some of the park’s waterbirds up close as they wander along the shoreline. Look to Rent Gear Here if you need to rent some equipment to get out on the water. They can set you up with everything you need for a memorable adventure in Grayton Beach State Park.
Try Your Luck Fishing
Below the shimmering waters of Western Lake is an abundance of fish. And, with over 200 acres of brackish water, there are plenty of good fishing spots to try. Anglers have found redfish, trout, and bass here. Just remember to purchase a fishing license before casting your line!
Go For a Swim
Of course, you can always head over to the beach and enjoy a full mile of pristine shoreline with sugar-white sand. Lay your towel down and spend some time soaking up the sun, then jump into the water and cool off. There’s a picnic pavilion nearby if you’d like to take a break in the shade before resuming your adventure in 30A.
Return to Your Luxurious Vacation Rental From Royal Destinations
When you add a trip to Grayton Beach State Park to your itinerary, you’re in for a wonderful time. And, you can top off your experience by reserving an elegant vacation rental with Royal Destinations. After a full day of biking, boating, or fishing, it’s nice to know a luxurious property is waiting for you nearby. We have top-notch options across several communities in 30A, including Grayton Beach! You’ll be able to take a short walk to the Park and enjoy everything it has to offer, as well as experience all of the fun things to do in town!
Book your vacation rental today and get one step closer to the paradise of the Emerald Coast!