Make your next escape to the year-round sun and warmth with a visit to Florida’s Emerald Coast. Many visitors plan plenty of beach time, hiking, biking, and other time in the sun. Slow down and spend some time getting to know the outdoor environment of Southwest Florida with a visit to Grayton Beach State Park. The nearly 2,000-acre beach, located at 357 Main Park Road in Santa Rosa Beach is consistently ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the U.S. The beach is open 8 a.m. to sundown, 365 days a year. The contact phone number is 850-267-8300. Entry is $5/vehicle.
Wander a unique coastal forest dominated by scrub oaks and magnolia trees that have been bent and twisted by the Gulf of Mexico’s salty winds. Four miles of trails snake their way through the forest, offering glimpses of unique features and even wildlife in their natural habitat. Be on the lookout for Florida black bear, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, and other animals and birds throughout the park.
Pedal, walk, or hike your way around the 4.5-mile hiking and biking trail! Just outside this Santa Rosa Beach State Park is the Walton County paved walking/biking path that runs the full length of 30A. Turn your gaze skyward for birding, and see shorebirds and others, including bald eagles and osprey, as they roam the beach.
Rent a vessel and sail the waters off the shores of Grayton Beach State Park. Enjoy every boating activity you can think of, then spend some time in the park. Obtain a combination saltwater/freshwater Florida fishing license and cast a line in Western Lake – a coastal dune lake, swim, or paddle around in a canoe or kayak. Please note there are no lifeguards.
Your pet can relax at the beach with you. Domestic pets are allowed at day-use areas of all Florida state parks. Leash laws are enforced, and you’re asked to pick up after your pet. Pets are not permitted on beaches, playgrounds, bathing areas, cabins and cabin areas, park buildings, or concession facilities, so plan your visit accordingly.
One of the Most Beautiful Santa Rosa Beach State Parks
You came to Historic 30A along Florida’s Emerald Coast for a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones. While you’re planning all your beach time, to make your vacation the best it can be, make sure you book a stay in a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Properties. We have units as small as one bedroom all the way up to six bedrooms for a large group reunion at the beach! Enjoy private outdoor spaces like a balcony, deck, or other outdoor space, as well as any neighborhood amenities. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Our gulf-front 30A rentals have fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and in-unit laundry. For a luxury stay, choose a premium unit for upgrades like wood floors, flat-screen TVs, and more to make the stay one you’ll never forget.
Call us today to start planning a fun-filled visit to Route 30A and the Emerald Coast!