Grayton Beach State Park is a truly a gem of the Emerald Coast. While many visitors come for the pristine beaches, the park has much more to offer in terms of diverse habitats and excellent wildlife viewing! Trails wind through coastal hammock and pine flatwoods and along the edges of the incredibly unique coastal dune lakes. In fact, Walton County is one of only five places in the world where these lakes can be found! The wide array of habitats makes for excellent bird viewing – Bald Eagles, Barred Owls, Brown-headed nuthatches, Northern Gannets, and Common Loons can all be found here. It isn’t surprising that Walton County was named one of National Geographic’s top travel destinations for 2019!
When planning your visit, be sure to take advantage of paddling opportunities on Western Lake; canoes and kayaks can be rented from the ranger station. Camping opportunities are also available.
You can see the eBird list for this park here!
Site Address: 357 Main Park Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Contact: (850) 267-8300
Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown
Fees: $5 per vehicle