Locals love this creative haven for artists, musicians and chefs.
Funky and eclectic Grayton Beach’s unofficial motto is “Nice Dogs, Strange People.” As one of South Walton’s original beach neighborhoods, Grayton Beach is known as a creative haven for artists, musicians, chefs, or anyone who wanted to escape convention and live the beach lifestyle.
Bustling with life, Grayton Beach is home to art galleries, a world-famous funky dive bar (The Red Bar) and endless natural beauty at Grayton Beach State Park, which surrounds the neighborhood on three sides. Breakfast at Cracklings or Black Bear Bread Company – don’t miss out on the house-made pastries –is a great way to kick-off your day. For Gulf views along with tasty eats be sure to stop by Chiringo where the open-air design channels the breeze off the Gulf, and cold drinks cool customers and compliment the laid-back cuisine.
Grayton Seafood Company, the Grayton Beer Brew Pub, Nanbu Noodle Bar and Hurricane Oyster Bar are also must-stop restaurants while you’re in Grayton. They each offer something special with a Grayton twist or a selection of local craft brews.
A walk through The Shops at Grayton is a showcase of art in South Walton, where you’ll find galleries from former South Walton Artists of the Year Andy Saczynski and Mary Hong. Hong’s Shard Shop offers interactive classes where instructors help you create your own masterpiece to take home.
Part of what makes Grayton Beach truly unique is the practice of beach-launching, which allows you to hop on a fishing charter boat launched directly from the beach.
From hiking and biking to fishing and funky finds, Grayton Beach is awaiting.