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. 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. Options for overnight stays include modern cabins and a full-facility campground.
Very lovely this time of the year. Nice and flat for people who are more interested in a good nature walk than an intense hike, but lots of pretty stuff to see along the way. The lake is gorgeous. Lots of shady places, but definitely don't forget the sunscreen.
Kate V. on Flatwoods Trail
Well maintained, flat, sandy and easy.
Saw a few people while hiking, snowbirds with their dogs mostly. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.
it's located in Grayton Beach across 30A (on the North side) from the State Park.
A friend and I hiked part of this trail earlier this week. The trails were nice, the bugs were minimal (for early August in Florida), and there was nice tree cover in most places. We came across one small snake but other than that, saw no wildlife. I would definitely do it again!
V L. on Flatwoods Trail
Flat beach trail through pine forest.
Rangers say to look out for cottonmouths and rattlers. Didn't see any when I went.