Taking time to unwind in Florida style is best done by starting your adventure on 30A. This winding stretch of pristine highway runs through some of Florida’s most scenic coastal areas and includes charming communities to visit too. While there are plenty of options for rest and relaxation that come with amazing views, why not combine all of these options into one incredible experience by making time for a stop at Grayton Beach State Park while you’re here? This popular and stunning state park is sure to make for a memorable stop on your itinerary.
A Beach-Lover’s Dream
Just as the name indicates, Grayton Beach State Park is known for its stretches of sugar-white sand that beckons to beach lovers from near and far. Those looking to spend an afternoon or more soaking up the sun will enjoy Grayton Beach immensely. The park can be accessed at 357 Main Park Road in Santa Rosa Beach and is settled between Destin and Panama City Beach. The park is open from 8:00 am until sundown every single day of the year and those that arrive with a car, truck or van will find it’s a budget-friendly parking experience at only $5 per vehicle. Spend time enjoying the Gulf breeze from the comfort of a beach chair before heading out to explore the many activities this park has to offer.
Discover the Best of Grayton Beach State Park
Over four miles of trails are cut through Grayton Beach State Park meaning those who love to hike have every reason to lace up and go. Discover the beauty of coastal forests as you make your way along routes that are lined by Magnolias and Oak trees. Within Grayton Beach State Park’s nearly 2,000 acres of land visitors will find Western Lake. This body of water proves to be a perfect place for those looking to enjoy an afternoon paddling around or fishing. When you’re looking to turn a day trip into an overnight adventure, this state park also offers a wonderful campsite. Feel free to get cozy in the great outdoors and put up a tent or make the most of the cabins this site hosts as well. Biking, birding and wildlife viewing are all popular activities for visitors to Grayton Beach State Park. No matter how you spend your time, it’s a gorgeous stop that will likely have you returning time and again.
Make the Most of 30A
There’s never a bad time to experience the fun and scenic beauty of 30A. When you’re looking for accommodations to match the experience, partner with the professionals at Paradise Properties and enjoy a stay that comes with comfort and style. Contact us for more information on our many vacation rentals, including our beautiful summer rentals!