Smack dab in the center of Scenic Highway 30A is the historical, funky, and fun town of Grayton Beach. Grayton Beach is uniquely located in between not only the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, but also between multiple rare coastal dune lakes. Aside from offering miles of access to the sugary white coastline and emerald waters of South Walton, Grayton Beach is also home to some of the area’s most popular attractions including the world famous Red Bar, the eclectic Zoo Gallery, country superstars Florida Georgia Line’s beach shop Tribe Kelly, and an always guaranteed good time at AJs Oyster Bar. Although it’s an intimate coastal community, there are a few distinct areas to stay in Grayton. Here are a few of our guest's favorites:
Historic Grayton Beach:
In 1885 Army Major Charles T. Gray built his homestead here and it has since developed into one of South Walton’s most sought-after destinations.
A Grayton Tradition is Grayton Beach’s longest standing building still standing strong. Built around 1890 it used to be an inn, and then the Coast Guard headquarters during WWII. Now, it is one of our most popular beach vacation rentals. With spacious wrap around porches, 4 bedrooms, and views in every direction, A Grayton Tradition is the perfect property to start your new family tradition.
If you’re looking for something a little bit smaller, check out Sweaty Palms. This adorable beach side bungalow is exactly what pops into mind when you hear the phrase “beach cottage.” Experience the feeling of days gone by while sipping on lemonade and people watching from your screened in front porch.
Gulf Front in Grayton Beach:
Let’s face it, the main reason you’re here is for the beach. Stay at one of our two gulf front Grayton Beach rentals and don’t worry about anything coming in between you and your toes in the sand.
Abaco sits on the outflow of Western Lake. Depending on the time of the year and rainfall, this outflow is popular amongst children and adults for wading, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Expansive porches, one of which has a hot tub, are the best place to take in a stunning sunset at the end of the day.
Firenze (coming soon) is a luxury gulf front home in Grayton Beach offering close beach access. Take a dip in the second floor private pool that overlooks the beach with unobstructed views.
Grayton Beach Pet Friendly Rentals:
Perhaps you have heard of Grayton Beach’s town slogan, “Nice Dogs, Strange People.” While dogs are not allowed on the beach, there are plenty of other activities you and your pup can enjoy. Spend the day at Grayton Beach State Park which offers plenty of nature trails and hiking paths. Explore the neighboring towns of Seaside and Blue Mountain Beach from the paved Timpoochee Trail that runs along highway 30A. Grayton Beach also offers convenient access to Western Lake where you and your furry friend can enjoy a day of paddle boarding or canoeing. When you need a break there are plenty of pet friendly restaurants on 30A to stop at including Chanticleer Eatery, Grayton Beer Brewpub, and Grayton Seafood Company.
If you just can’t bear to leave your four-legged friend at home, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with an array of pet friendly vacation rentals in and around Grayton Beach.
Gulf Trace Grayton Beach:
Just about half a mile West of downtown Grayton Beach is our most popular family friendly neighborhood of Gulf Trace. The beach here offers a more private feel due to the fact that the community is surrounded by state park on all three sides with the Gulf of Mexico to the South. This neighborhood offers seclusion, privacy, and exclusivity making the properties inside some of our most sought after.
Updated interiors, short walks to the beach, and sparkling private pools are what you can expect if you choose to stay at Gulf Breeze or Above the Dunes. Sweeping views from expansive porches and direct beach access are yours if you book our 6 bedroom gulf front home It’s 5 O'Clock Somewhere.
A unique history, friendly people, fresh local eats, emerald water, and shimmering white sand are just a few of Grayton Beach’s most defining characteristics. After all, there is a reason why our humble town was just ranked on Dr. Beach’s list of Best US Beaches for 2018. Plan your next Gratyon Beach vacation with us and come see why for yourself.