04-23-2012, 09:45 AM #1
What do you love about Grayton Beach?
What's not to love, right??!!!
Grayton Beach is in the heart of South Walton and has a rich history with great traditions for locals and visitors. Here are a few insider tips for can't miss things to do in Grayton Beach.
Be at the Red Bar at noon on Sundays for live Dread Clampitt. You'll need to arrive early to get a table in the front room. The Red Bar has great brunch or lunch selections and the Bloody Marys are the best!
The Western Lake outfall on Grayton Beach is a wonderful place to hang out and let the kids play. It's a warm and shallow, natural "kiddie pool". Just walk straight out from the public beach access behind the Red Bar.
Take a slow walk around Grayton Beach and check out all the cute beach cottages and funky houses. Many of the cottages were moved to Grayton Beach decades ago from nearby Point Washington when the old sawmill closed.
The public boat ramp just east of the Red Bar on Western Lake is a great place to launch a kayak or paddle board. You can paddle in to the state park or out to the beach. Local kayak rental companies will deliver for you.
Relax and enjoy an organic breakfast or lunch at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse - keep an eye out for live music in "The Backyard of Love".
Take a hike on the dune trail at Grayton Beach State Park. The trail in, around, and through the dunes is a memory for a lifetime. Look for the sign with the "Prayer of the Woods".
Grayton Beach has its own July 4th parade tradition where anyone can join in the fun with your jeep, truck, bikes, scooters and skateboards. Afterwards, jump in the gulf to cool off!
Grayton Beach has it's own "Mosquito Fleet" - a group of small boats which launch from the beach with professional fishing guides for half-day or full-day trips in the gulf. They'll clean your fish and you can take them to a number of local restaurants for cooking.
Take the whole family to Grayton Beach for the annual Kids Fishing Tournament every May! Free rods, tackle, and bait are given to the kids and it's quite a scene.
Check out the 17th edition of the Rags to Riches Regatta which happens around every July 4th - it's a catamaran race from Grayton to Seagrove Beach and back.
Watch the small world go by from the front porch of Grayt Coffee House on the main drag - DeFuniak Street.
Don't miss Grayton Beach on your visit to South Walton! We'd love to hear your insider tips!
04-23-2012, 07:37 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
I love the vibe at Grayton. I love the shabby chic. I love the funkiness of Red Bar and the people who are patrons there. I love that there are people from all socioeconomic levels there. I like the heterogeneous nature of the area. I really can't understand why people prefer the lifestyle communities where it's all so homogeneous. Boring.
Hubby and I gave a wedding brunch recently on Sullivans Island (Charleston) for our godchild and his now wife who both graduate from the Medical College of SC in a couple of weeks and are headed to UVA for their residencies. Sullivans is so shabby chic. We loved it. It has the vibe of Grayton. If it wasn't such a long drive, we'd consider buying there. It's where the SOB Charlestonians beach.
04-24-2012, 05:06 AM #3
04-24-2012, 09:36 AM #4
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
- grapevine, tx. /On the road to SoWal
I love everything about it!! And, I love the fact that I'll get to attend a wedding there.I love Jesus, but I drink a little. ~Gladys
DD, I toad you it was pucking hot.~~Kitty
"You're my fun, drunk aunt" ~~Layla to Vanessa 2011
04-24-2012, 11:24 AM #5
I love that I can take my young grandchildren there and feel that memories are being made. I love that they can go shop at Grayton Corners ,not Wmart.I love that I can see the Gulf, not high rises blocking my view.I love that the locals speak when I'm walking around town, not try to run over me . I love the friendly girls at Zoo GAllery,I enjoy buying from them.Oh, I guess I just love the whole feeling I get as soon as I see that Grayton Beach sign.That's not all, is it?
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