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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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
Stop by Grayt Coffee House for lunch or a beverage and you may be treated to a show. Grayton Beach locals are often found in the garden or in the shop spinning yarns of days gone by, local legends, and colorful characters. Be a part of the audience or add your own tales as the art of storytelling comes alive.updated: Nov 07, 2012 11:56 am
The Dr. Beach website called Grayton Beach State Park the best beach in America. Soak in the unique vibe and breathtaking beauty of this unique community biking or walking along 4 miles of paved trails. The 2,000-acre park promises a fun adventure for the entire family.updated: Nov 02, 2012 2:36 pm
The second oldest house in Grayton Beach, the historic Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse is one of only four dog-trot houses in the area. Decorated in “old Florida” style, it offers 12 distinctly different rooms, some with full kitchens, all with WiFi, and features the live music venue “Backyard of Love.”updated: Sep 21, 2012 10:07 am