Grayton Beach State Park is located at 357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459.


Award-winning, quiet, pristine beach that’s long on amenities and activities but short on crowds.

Revel in the warm Gulf breezes and glorious white sand at this scenic beach, home to a rare coastal dune lake and serving up experiences like hiking, paddling, fishing and camping. Here, you’ll see families splashing in the Gulf of Mexico; fishermen casting into the surf; and stand up paddlers discovering the wonders of Western Lake.

See, feel

Encompassing almost 2,000 acres, Grayton Beach spoils visitors with a mile of white sugar sand beach, easy on the eyes and cool on bare feet. The water is a bewitching turquoise hue, tranquil and shallow for swimmers, and so clear you can see your toes through it. The beach is staged against a natural backdrop of rolling dunes heaped with powdery sand and a pine-scented forest.

Don’t forget to look up: part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Grayton is a haven for Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles and Barred Owls.

While the water is normally calm, winds, tides and offshore systems can occasionally cause rough conditions.

On or near the beach

Taking a dip in the perfect water, relaxing by the shore and surf fishing are all time-honored ways to spend the day at Grayton, but numerous outdoor activities will satisfy more active visitors. Fish for largemouth bass, bream, speckled trout, and redfish in the placid waters of Western Lake or explore it aboard a kayak or SUP; hike or bike miles of trails that curve through salt-wind twisted scrub oaks and magnolias; or even stay overnight: you can pull up the covers in one of Grayton’s well-appointed cabins or at one of its cozy campgrounds. You’ll find a place to make reservations on this page.

You can bring your own kayak or rent one from Friends of Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Parks. Here’s a more complete list of the park’s experiences.


Dedicated to making the park welcoming to all visitors, Grayton Beach State Park offers accessible cabins, campsites, picnic pavilions and tables; beach Mobi-Mats and a beach wheelchair. Please call the park ahead of time to make arrangements to use the beach wheelchair. Both the day-use beach and the cabin beach are accessible via Mobi-Mat.


Amenities at Grayton include a boat ramp; a campground; campfire circles; restrooms and showers; a kayak and canoe launch; interpretative exhibits; picnic pavilions; RV parking; and water fountains.


There are no lifeguards; swim at your own risk. Visitors are reminded to pay close attention to the Warning Flag Signs posted at welcome stations and on the beaches. These flags indicate the swimming conditions at the beach.


Parking, which can fill on weekends and holidays, is included with the admittance fee. Here’s a map of the park that includes parking areas.

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