Grayton Beach is a small, historic beach village on the Florida Panhandle Gulf coast halfway between Destin and Panama City in Walton County and adjacent to a State Park which bears its name.
This is one of the few beaches on the Panhandle that issue permits to residents for about $250 a season that allow for the driving of vehicles on the pure white sand.
The community is laidback and charming. Home to the famous Red Bar which was destroyed in a fire in February 2013, the bar is due to reopen on Memorial Day weekend 2020.
The narrow streets are shaded by magnolia trees, pines and oaks. Small beachy cottages nestle in the shade. The beach was voted the most beautiful beach in America by Doctor Beach.
To quote from their website:
"It is a state of mind.
Our town is a funky little beach town full of free-spirited folks with a laid-back attitude. The narrow roads are shaded by southern magnolias, towering pines and moss-draped oaks. The salt air is ever present and so is the fine white sand covering the worn floors of our old beach cottages."
It is a great place for eating, beaching, fishing and spending the time of day! Local fishing Captains run charter fishing boats and there is an abundance of marine life and wildlife.