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Western Lake Loop
DescriptionGrayton Beach State Park features pristine landscapes, camping, self-guided nature trails, picnic areas and is a popular spot for bird watching. The trails wind through pine flatwoods and around small freshwater ponds, which are a natural habitat for wading birds, water birds and lowland birds. Plovers, Terns and Gulls are often spotted on trails near the beach. The two nature trails in Grayton Beach State Park include the Flatwoods Trail and the Western Lake Loop located on the north side of Scenic Highway 30A near the main park entrance.
Trail Distance: .7 Miles
Easy/Moderate - Mix of Flat and Paved Trails with Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas
Great Florida Birding Trail
Address357 Main Park Road Santa Rosa Beach FL, 32459
Explore Grayton Beach
Grayton Beach is one of South Walton’s original neighborhoods – and originality is something this community celebrates. Bustling with life, Grayton Beach is home to art galleries, quirky restaurants and lively bars.
With so much personality, it’s no wonder that this beach neighborhood’s unofficial motto is “nice dogs, strange people”.