Grayton Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

Grayton Beach is almost always on the list of the most beautiful, pristine beaches in the United States. Visitors to the park can fish or paddle in Western Lake, wander along coastal trails through a forest of scrub oak and magnolias, or just lie on the beach all day and take in the view. 

The weather, as it is in many parts of Florida, stays warm pretty much year-round. In fact, the average high in January is 62°F! It also stays fairly humid for much of the year. The rainiest season is summer, when the park gets about 7 days of rain in a month. 

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Weather
Spring 54-82 F
Summer 76-90 F
Fall 54-87 F
Winter 46-64 F
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Nearby Cities
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Grayton Beach State Park

Camping is available at 59 sites in the park, with electric and water hookups and a dump station available. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Santa Rosa RV Resort

This campground is just minutes away from the pristine sugar-sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Make it your base camp for exploring various beaches including Grayton.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes 
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, laundry, showers, fishing pier

Live Oak Landing

Just off the Choctawhatchee Bay is this campground, with world-class fishing, oak-lined hiking trails, and spectacular scenery. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, laundry, showers, playground, bike rental, fire pits 

RV Rentals Near Grayton Beach State Park

Nearby RV Rentals

Restaurants

What to Do at
Grayton Beach State Park

Inside Grayton Beach State Park

There are a number of things to do at Grayton Beach State Park. 

Bicycling: There is a 4.5 mile hiking and biking trail that takes you through the forest, and just outside the park is the Walton County paved bike path that runs through all of the seaside villages of South Walton.  

Birding: Grayton Beach State Park is one of the locations along the Great Florida Birding Trail. Shorebirds can be spotted all along the beach, and you may see bald eagles, osprey, and many other species. 

Paddling: Explore the backwaters of Western Lake, a 100-acre coastal dune lake in the park. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one from the ranger station. 

Fishing: Surf fishing and fishing on Western Lake are both permitted, with the proper license. 

Hiking: The park has a one-mile nature trail that takes visitors through the dune ecosystem, along the salt marsh, and back through the pine flatwoods. There is also a 4.5-mile trail through the forest and backwaters of Western Lake. 

Swimming: There is swimming at the beach, although there are no lifeguards on duty. 

Geocaching: Find coordinates and hints at geocaching.com, then search the park for hidden caches. Geocaching is the perfect activity for the whole family and gets everyone out running around searching for treasures. 

Cave tours: Guided flashlight cave tour tickets can be purchased at the gift shop and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. 

Outside Grayton Beach State Park

There’s plenty to do outside the park as well! From learning about natural landmarks to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Louis Louis

This kitschy cafe is chock-full of artsy prints, paintings, and photos, as well as some chandeliers. Relax on the patio and order up some crab cakes, or blackened fish while you listen to the live music.

Type: Cafe

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Bayou Bill’s Crab House

A casual seafood restaurant with a raw menu, classic seafood dinners, and a kids menu. You definitely have to try a po’ boy sandwich, or oysters from the raw bar.

Type: Seafood

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The Bay

As its name implies, this seafood place is right on the water, and is a fun hangout with a bar and deck. Try seafood dishes, sushi, or have one of their craft cocktails.

Type: Seafood

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Shopping

The 30A Company

Beach clothing and souvenir gear including t-shirts, hoodies, sun shirts, hats, and kids' wear

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Sightseeing

Florida Boy Adventures Charter Fishing

Inshore fishing that targets redfish, trout, and other inshore species in the Choctawhatchee Bay. The four-hour charter trips are great for experienced anglers, or for families with kids trying to fish for the first time.

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

This Florida State Park is named for the dunes which rise like ships’ sails above the fine sand beaches and emerald-green waters of the Gulf. You can also explore freshwater dune lakes, where aquatic wildlife thrive, and walk through old-growth pine forests and wetlands.

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Windswept Dunes Golf

Spend a day outdoors, enjoying a gorgeous golf course with amazing views, in an area that has been a golf destination for years.

Location: Freeport

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How to Get to
Grayton Beach State Park

The park is on the famous County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

The address is 357 Main Park Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

Entering Grayton Beach State Park

Like most state parks there is a fee to enter Grayton Beach State Park

Per Day : $5

Per vehicle

Camping with friends and family is a wonderful way to make memories that are sure to last a lifetime! Renting an RV with RVshare takes a lot of stress off of you and makes the trip easier to plan. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and drive, or fly into Florida and rent an RV, you’re sure to have a trip you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!