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Friday, August 26, 2011

Grayton Beach State Park ~ Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Description: Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. There is a total of 80 sites: 52 FHU sites with 30/50 amp service; 1 site tent only; 27 cabins.

Date of Stay: August 19th, 2011 (we stayed 14 nights)

Weather During Stay: Hot & sunny with a few scatterd rain storms

Site Description: The roads into the park are all paved as is the two loops for the RV sites. Sites are gravel with W/E/S with 30/50 amp service. There are several sites that you can see the lake from with the rest being in the wooded area. Most sites are open for TV reception. They have picnic tables and fire rings on each site.

Favorite Sites: We stayed on 39 which was plenty big for Tassie and also 38 next to us was really nice. Both sites were level.

Rate: The price of the sites are $30 per night but if you are a Florida resident senior it is half price. To find out more info click here .

Phone/TV/Internet: We had very good service on both Verizon & AT&T; we had good satellite TV with our on roof Direct TV dish; Excellent internet service with our Verizon MiFi card.

Elevation/Landscape: Elevation is at sea level and a salt marsh ecosystem. The forest palmettos, scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Typical Florida beach landscape.

Lighting/Noise: Very dark at night and quiet.

Hiking/Walking/Biking: Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods.

Things to See & Do: There are not very many things to see & do in this area except visit the little coastal towns and enjoy the beach area.

Rating/Comments: (8) A nice quiet park near the beach but not close to anything else. If you're looking to get away and just enjoy the peace & quiet of the Gulf of Mexico, ride your bikes and take nature walks then this is the park for you. There is occasional wildlife that meanders through especially at dawn & dusk.

Have Fun & Travel Safe

1 comment:

Sue and Doug said...

looks like a great park, Donna!..hope you and Ralph and Tiffie are safe tonight and out of Irene's way!!!