Admission Fee $4.00 per vehicle
Pedestrians, Bicyclists, extra Passengers, Passengers in vehicles with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit - Admission Fee $1.00
Camping Fee All Year $19.00 plus tax ; Cabin Fee All Year $110.00 plus tax
After PCS'ing (we are military) to Ft. Rucker Alabama we decided since we were so close to the Gulf of Mexico we must go-immediately! The quick drive (1 1/2 hrs) to Grayton Beach State Park was definitely worth it. They have a dune lake which houses fresh and salt water species as well as pristine beaches. Nice, clean bathrooms and outdoor showers that weren't a long hike from the beach. Shops and great places to dine were close by as well. We hope to go again very soon!
By comparison of others- this is one of the newest in Florida & it's got everything you could ever need if you understand you are staying in a State park. They offer- a pool, shuttle rides to the beach with your gear, shuffle board, tent sites have grills & electric, bathrooms are clean and well stocked/maintained, plus the added benefit of lots of fresh air, walking paths & beautiful scenery. Good luck getting a spot for you on holidays though- book and plan VERY much in advance & try not to miss Seaside's Fireworks celebration on the 4th over the beach.
We camped here and it is a beautiful location and a great way to be able to afford to visit this area! You can still drive in just a short distance and enjoy the high life at Seaside.
If I went again I would bring a box fan to plug in at the campsite and point at my tent!
We did have one tent "break in"...a racoon sliced it with his claw and ate a box of Wheat Thins while we were out to dinner. That was kind of freaky, plus we then had a huge rip in our tent. We actually saw the racoon...it was enormous.
Also on what was to be our second to last night there was a severe thunderstorm and it rained heavily, turning our camp site into a giant puddle of standing water. We had to cut our vacation one day short and go to the laundry mat to dry our sleeping bags!
Grayton Beach State Park, and in fact all of the area along Scenic 30A on the Beaches of South Walton, is amazing. A very family friendly vacation spot where small beautiful beach communities like Dune Allen Beach and Santa Rosa Beach and Grayton Beach, among others, are nestled side by side creating the perfect place to bike (especially fun and safe on the Scenic 30A bike trail), hike, fish, shop the boutiques, have an ice cream or picnic on the sugary white sandy beach, and of course swim - one cannot resist a jump into those crystal turquoise waters! Nightlife is great as well - terrific restaurants and cafes. If you are headed to the Florida Panhandle, make the Beaches of South Walton your anchor!
One reason Grayton Beach has been “discovered” is the high national beach rating accorded this park by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal geographer more commonly known as Dr. Beach. Here, snow white sand dips into spring-clear, aqua waters and builds mounds of grass-tufted dunes. Not far off the beach, forests of pines and fresh- and saltwater lakes make you feel like you’ve suddenly arrived in the mountains. The juxtaposition of the two contrasting terrains provides a pleasant disarray in your sense of place. There’s lake and Gulf fishing, with a boat ramp onto the brackish lake. A nature trail tours inland areas. Camping is allowed in thirty-seven wooded sites that have grills, picnic tables, water, and electricity. The park also offers rental cabins. (Reservations are recommended, 800-326-3521.)