Grayton Beach

White sand beach
215 Garfield Dr, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA (32 miles from Panama City Beach, FL)
Cleanliness
Water quality
Crowded
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

No alcohol allowed on the beach

Adjacent to Grayton Beach State Park this is definitely of the most beautiful beaches you can find in Florida that are close to Louisiana. Many agree it is the best beach of the Gulf, actually. It is a small historic beach village halfway between Destin and Panama City. Place is rarely crowded. White powdery sand, amazing views - the beach is perfect for any kind of visitor. Kayakers, hikers, photographers, nature enthusiasts love this place. The wildlife is stunning, we saw stingrays, hawks and eagles. Definitely a family place - no loud music or skinny bikinis. 

There's a nice hiking trail and a picnic area.

Accomodations are reasonably priced. Beach cabins (reservations required MONTHS ahead!) are simple but have everything one might need, including nice screened porches with rocking chairs. Bring your own pillows, because the ones we had were too thin. Also bring things like soap, detergents and extra towels. If you need anything - there's a local store available nearby.

You can bring your dog to the beach but she must wear a tag and stay leashed. Timeframes also apply, for more information on dog restrictions please visit the official FAQ of the Grayton Beach.

Grayton Beach is somewhat crowded during high season so arrive early. Entrance fee is $5. The beach is patrolled by life guards and park rangers. However life guards aren't always on duty, so note that.

What we loved

  • Turtle reef - about 750 feet out from the coast
  • Friendly rangers
  • Goregeous white sand
  • Camping
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Drone Flyover Video
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People having fun at the beach

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Panama City Beach, Florida 215 Garfield Dr, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Grayton Beach reviews and photos
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Grayton Beach photo by It’s in the water ☀️
November 27, 2018
It’s in the water ☀️
Double tap if you wish you were enjoying a bonfire on the beach! 🔥
Grayton Beach photo by Kendall Collins
November 19, 2018
Kendall Collins
fall is always better at the beach🌴
Grayton Beach photo by Todd Bailey
November 27, 2018
Todd Bailey
Grayton Beach FL #beach #beachlife #sunset #sunsets #waves
Grayton Beach photo by Sun. Sand. Saltwater.
November 26, 2018
Sun. Sand. Saltwater.
Sunset over Grayton Beach, Florida.
Grayton Beach photo by Nikole | The Travel Palate
November 29, 2018
Nikole | The Travel Palate
The beaches along Florida State Hwy 30 A are some of the prettiest I've ever seen. The sunsets aren't too bad either!
Grayton Beach photo by Nicole Richardson
December 3, 2018
Nicole Richardson
We Love intimate weddings. Randall & Brent said their I Do's in front of their children on the gorgeous beaches of Grayton beach State park.
Grayton Beach photo by 30A
November 30, 2018
30A
Western Lake beauty.
Grayton Beach photo by Channing | Denver Blogger
November 3, 2018
Channing | Denver Blogger
Of all of the places, this is the one. I have nightmares where I can’t get here, cant walk on the sand, can’t swim & can’t eat at the Red Bar. Making this last minute trip is a dream come true. Couldn’t be happier we share the same happy place @cchilds56 looking forward to making a lifetime of memories here with you
Grayton Beach photo by Amanda Abbott
October 22, 2018
Amanda Abbott
Chilly morning paddle on Western Lake with @yolojeff for @visitflorida to show people that even though our neighbors have a long time to rebuild we are still open. The communities of Santa Rosa/30A, Miramar and Destin are sustained through tourism and when we are strong we can help our neighbors even more! This morning’s fall weather called for a little hot tub heat up to follow. Loved having my girls @stacienbb and @hh_sunrises_and_sunsets by my side!
Grayton Beach photo by melisladu
October 19, 2018
melisladu
Chasing the waves at sunset. Magical.
Grayton Beach photo by Gulf Therapy
November 16, 2018
Gulf Therapy
Such a special Gulf Therapy this morning. We had a rose release to celebrate two beautiful souls lost and also to give healing and praise growth. The water can work wonders! 🙏🏻🌅💕
Grayton Beach photo by Scarlott
October 2, 2018
Scarlott
This group has become family #graytonbeach #volleyball🏐
Grayton Beach photo by Tiffany❤️
October 6, 2018
Tiffany❤️
First time going paddle boarding. Livi Kate loved the paddle. #bote #30A #livilove
Grayton Beach photo by Melissa Autry
October 13, 2018
Melissa Autry
If she asks me one more time where Octy is I’m going to push her down 🤣
Grayton Beach photo by hailee klein
November 30, 2018
hailee klein
counting down the days til I’m reunited with my beach lovin’ ginger💗
Grayton Beach photo by lauren/riggs
October 4, 2018
lauren/riggs
g r a y t o n • b e a c h
Grayton Beach photo by Amazing Florida ☀️
October 3, 2018
Amazing Florida ☀️
Welp, mark this one down in the history books, folks. Let it be known! We are officially posting our first ~*Florida sunset*~ photo. Okay, let's all just take a deep breath and calm down. Yes, yes, sure, our whole motto is to celebrate all things NOT so typical about the Sunshine State... But, we also gotta show some appreciation to that good ole Florida sunset we all know and love, right?! 😎🌅 Cheers y'all 💜