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Old 03-11-2015, 11:31 AM   #1
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GRAYTON BEACH SP. Site :002

We have a reservation at Grayton Beach SP in Florida, coming up in April.
Just curious if anyone else here has been there? What you thought? What else is there to do there?
It's been a long winter here. Looking forward to just sitting in the sun for a few days. Ha. Looks like it is close to the beach. We looked for a last min reservation, and beggars can't be choosers. Now we are curious as to what we've got ourselves into.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:46 AM   #2
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I've heard it is wonderful! We have our first visit coming in May and are looking forward to it. Will be happy to follow and hear your (and others) reviews.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:17 PM   #3
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I'll write a review. We stayed in another state park near there a few years ago. It was nice, but we did it the same way (last minute) so we had a pretty poor camp site. I'll post pics etc..
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:59 PM   #4
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Whether you like it or not largely depends on how you like to camp and what you are looking for. On the whole the area is truly beautiful! It is one of the top rated parks in the number one rated park system in the country. The surrounding area offers much to see, do, eat and meet people who are "on vacation". The specific site you have is level dirt with water and electric, 30 amp only in that site. It and all the rest of the sites up to 34 are 30 amp. It is the "old loop" and has lots of canopy and smells of dirt, trees and salt air, really marvelous! The volunteers there are like a family with the ranger staff. I love it there and stay very frequently. Great surf fishing will get you Pompano and you can walk to the beach or drive. There is a bathhouse at the beach. No chain restrauants are allowed in the area along 30A so it is a castronomical dream. Publix and Walmart are close by.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:27 PM   #5
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We love Grayton State Park - one of our favorites! You're in the older section which is the best - wooded private sites. The newer sites have very little vegetation and are much less private. I've stayed in site 2 - it's a nice one!

We love to bike and kayak there. Many miles of bike paths/ sidewalks off the road. Take a right out of the campground and it's only a mile or two to Seaside where they have restaurants and food trucks ( Airstream). You can rent bikes by the hour, day(s), week in the area if you don't have your own. Very flat biking. You can rent kayaks too and there are flat water areas by there too. Red Bar in Grayton is one of our favorite restaurants and is maybe 1 mile or so from the campground. We like to bike or walk there since parking can be tough at times. The owner of Red Bar just opened a diner somewhere around there but I'm not sure of the name. That's on our list to try next time. There's a little area of shops, restaurants and a Starbucks about 1/2 mike from the park entrance ( turn left). Youre not too far from Destin either. I'm jealous!

Have a great trip!
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:35 PM   #6
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We're at Grayton now - I just came back from the beach. Red flags are flying and surf's pounding, and it's gorgeous! Like others said, bring bikes if you can because there are lots of nice bike trails in the area.


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Old 03-11-2015, 03:38 PM   #7
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Beautiful. All previous notes are good info. Bikes are good to have ,out the gate to left is a good Coffee Bar and Breakfast place.Very Close. to the right are Watercolor and Seaside ,Good Eats and shopping. Up and down 30A is Great. Good Bike shop (Big Daddys) in Blue Mountain.Have rentals and excellent repairs. Publix shopping on 395 also.
Hurricane Oyster Bar on 283,just N of 30A.
Showers are very Good.
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While you're at Grayton State Park also stop in at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park right down the road. We've stayed there twice this year and it's one of our favorites. Next door to Topsail is the Donut Hole Restaurant that serves a great breakfast. This whole area is great and April hopfully will be warmer than January when we were there.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #9
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Sounds like we got very, very lucky on this one! Thank you all for all the great information. Very much appreciated.


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The donut hole makes a fabulous key lime pie too. They sell whole pies to take home too
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We stayed there in 2011. The site was in the old section and was as described by others here; reasonably private and backing onto some water. The wash block was a bit tired in the older part but the laundry area was excellent. We met some great people there, not least a wonderful military family from The Netherlands - we swapped tales of Europe!

We only eat out once whilst there and went to a very busy, but very enjoyable pizza restaurant called Angelina's, about 10 minutes drive to the east.

I'd only been in North America for two years in 2011 and had never been to the Gulf Coast. I was absolutely blown away with the white sand and the incredibly warm sea (try swimming in the sea in England!) and the place left a lasting impression on me. The beach area is unspoiled, being in the State Park, and it was interesting to look east and west to see the development but to stay on the all but wilderness beach at Grayton. Absolutely fabulous place.
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Im also a big fan of Red Bar. The crab cakes are amazing if they have them (usually sell out early). I like upper deck bar of Bud & Alley's in seaside for drink and light snack. Basamati's is good sushi and asian Fusion a little west of park. Cafe 30A is excellent fine dining a little east of seaside. There is a fun general store and ice cream place just west of park (where you hang right to go to red bar). The sandestin wine festival is April 16-19 if that lines up with your visit.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:37 AM   #13
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We haven't even seen it yet, but I'm already thinking we will be back. So many positive comments. I am really looking forward to the trip. By the way, my wife's favorite desert is key lime pie.
I haven't figured out a way to take bikes and our two person kayak, we are in a either/or predicament.. May rent a kayak, I think we will use the bikes more.
Thanks again everyone, for all the great info.
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Enjoyed these comments! I will put this in my list of places to visit!!
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