This pristine privileged local places fortunate beach-going guests near the very best that Mother Nature has to offer. The state park preserve has received multiple acclaims for excellence as one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire nation. This massive park spans almost 2,000 acres of forests, bright dunes, and the shimmering shoreline. Besides the crystalline white beach, this stunning setting is centered upon a rare Coastal Dune Lake, which is a rare natural treasure. Such exotic bodies of water are found hardly anywhere else on Earth. A creek-like tributary flows across the dunes in different directions with the ever-changing tides. This creates a magical mixture of fresh artisan-fed spring and salted waters, which provides an abundant natural habitat for wildlife as well as a large variety of fish. Along with luxuriating in the glittering emerald-toned waters of the gulf, many guests enjoy fishing on this lovely forested lake or adventuring out to explore it on a paddleboard or kayak. Miles of trails that meander through the bordering woodlands feature glimpses of Great Blue Herons, Snowy White Egrets, Pelicans, Osprey Falcons, American Bald Eagles, Deer, and Jack Rabbits.
The Gulf Trace neighborhood is also minutes away from the charming village center of Grayton Beach, featuring the famous Red Bar with delicious seafood along with live musical entertainment, Chiringo for Spanish-styled Tapas with craft cocktails, and the vibrantly colorful Zoo Gallery for unique shopping adventures. The new Tribe Kelley Surf Post directly across from The Red Bar offers a unique wide array of fashionable coastal clothing and handpicked vintage styling.
The iconic internationally renowned coastal village of Seaside is also close by, featuring a wide array of restaurants, beach bars, fashion boutiques, specialty shops, open-air amphitheater concerts, fun festivals all year round, and exciting seasonal firework displays.
Enjoy looking at each of our marvelous Gulf Trace vacation rentals and pick a favorite that will best suit your family beach reunion desires. Each home includes a detailed description, multiple property images, specific aerial view locations, varying seasonal rates, and dates of calendar availability so you may conveniently make your reservations.