The hand-painted sign on the side of the road sums it up: “Nice Dogs, Friendly Folks.” Grayton Beach is about as laid-back and organic as a beach town can get, from the old-style wooden beach bungalows to the “hippie kitsch” feel of the iconic Red Bar to the narrow neighborhood streets lined with live oaks.
But this is more than just a cool beach town. It’s home to the diverse coastal ecosystems of Western Lake and Grayton Beach State Park, and a gateway to a large expanse of sugar-white beach that is a haven for fishermen, boaters, and beachcombers alike.
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While much of South Walton can be described as artsy, the vibrant culture of Grayton Beach takes it to another level. The thriving music and art scene that is found here makes it a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Check out some of the beloved venues encouraging and promoting local talent. updated: Dec 01, 2013 1:44 pm
What better way to soak up the South Walton way of life than with a trip to Grayton Beach? From outdoor adventures at Western Lake to mouthwatering local fare served up at The Red Bar, Grayton Beach is a one-stop-spot for a truly South Walton experience. updated: Sep 26, 2013 3:18 pm
Experience the great outdoors like never before at the beautiful Grayton Beach State Park and immerse yourself in one of the most diverse ecosystems around.updated: Jul 01, 2013 10:13 am
Grayton Beach is the ideal spot to relax, enjoy optimal spring weather and do some shopping – local style. updated: Mar 01, 2013 11:23 am
Locals know it now you can too. Leave No Trace is South Walton’s program of principals designed to help locals and visitors reduce their impact on our beautiful beaches. With a record 115 sea turtle nests in 2012, it’s more important than ever to remove all items, fill in holes, and turn off lights.updated: Jan 11, 2013 4:54 pm
Looking for some local favorites? Discover insider tips on unique experiences from the places South Walton residents love. When in the area, do as the locals do and enjoy a few of their favorite things to eat, shop and experience. You'll feel like a local in no time.updated: Jan 11, 2013 4:54 pm