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How to Make the Most of a Grayton Beach Snorkeling Adventure
| Friday, November 30, 2018


Woman enjoying Grayton Beach snorkeling

The sparkling, turquoise waters of 30A make a day on the beach simply breathtaking. And, when you’re not lounging in the sand, you can dive in and enjoy a variety of aquatic adventures! Grayton Beach snorkeling is one of our favorites, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it as well. It’s a wonderful opportunity to cool off on warm, summer days while exploring fascinating marine life. So, what are you waiting for? Read on and learn how to get started! Just don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide and add some more of our favorite activities to your itinerary. It’s full of hidden treasures on 30A and local tips for fishing trips, paddleboarding, boating, and more!

What You Need to Know About Grayton Beach Snorkeling

About the Reef

The South Walton Artifical Reef Association’s mission is to create sustainable habitats for marine life while offering extraordinary recreation opportunities for visitors. In 2015, they put their plan into action by establishing the Grayton Beach snorkeling reef. This underwater destination is just offshore from Grayton Beach State Park, allowing you to reach it via swimming or paddling. If you map out each reef structure from an aerial view, it’s actually in the shape of a sea turtle!

The reef has already become a popular home for sea life, and over 80 species have been sighted there so far. And, the South Walton Artificial Reef Association has created a total of four snorkeling reefs in the area, so you’re free to get out into the water and explore the wonders at each one. You can even scuba dive at the Underwater Museum of Art by Grayton Beach as well!

The Best Way to Explore It

If you’d like to check out the Turtle Reef at Grayton Beach, look no further than our partners at Rent Gear Here. They make the experience simple and fun with their Grayton Beach reef snorkel tours. Tours run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and expert guides will be there every step of the way.

They start by explaining everything you need to know and providing the necessary equipment, and then you’re invited to hop on a paddle board and hit the water. Once out there, it’s time to explore! You’ll see a variety of fish, corals, sponges, plants, and more. By the time you’re back on shore, you will have plenty of wonderful memories to look back on!

Stay in Luxury Nearby!

At Royal Destinations, we’re always happy to help make your time on 30A truly special. Our extensive list of vacation rentals includes the perfect option for anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of the Emerald Coast. Your options span across several coastal communities, including Grayton Beach, and come with amenities like private pools, gourmet kitchens, and balconies with sweeping views of the shoreline. Look through the possibilities and find your favorite! In just a few clicks, you could be well on your way to a beach getaway in paradise.




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