Founded in 1890, Grayton Beach was the first community established on what is now called 30A. Time truly seems to have stood still, preserving a historic charm in Grayton Beach. Grayton Beach is approximately 23 east of Destin and 29 miles west of Panama City Beach in Northwest Florida.
Grayton Beach is the melting pot where every style of architecture is accepted There are quaint cottages next door to modern beach homes. Its an eclectic beach neighborhood with picket fences, old oak trees, funky art, and some of the most fantastic dining and shopping.
Grayton Beach offers many local treasures for owners and visitors to enjoy. The famous Red Bar is one of the most popular destinations on 30A for food, drinks and live music.
Grayton Beach State Park, one of the most popular parks in the state of Florida, covers about 2,200 acres. The park preserves 1 mile of beach along the Gulf of Mexico and most of Western Lake. Western Lake is the largest of 11 coastal dune lakes along the beaches of South Walton. Grayton Beach State park features a boat ramp on that provides access to Western Lake which makes boating and fishing possible.
With the unofficial slogan "Nice Dogs, Strange People," Grayton Beach is a must see. Once you see it, you'll fall in love with it's unique charm.