Grayton Beach Nature Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Grayton Beach Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Rosa Beach, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.9 miles
26 feet

kid friendly




paddle sports

road biking





wild flowers


Grayton Beach Nature Trail begins near the beach parking area and loops for 1 mile among sand dunes, pine flatwoods and scrub communities along pristine Florida coastline. The trail is accessible year round. Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The Grayton Beach Nature Trail offers exceptional viewing of a salt marsh ecosystem as it winds through coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias, bent and twisted by salt winds, have an eerie "Middle Earth" look. It is interpreted by a self-guiding leaflet available at the ranger station.

1 month ago

very nice, cute little trail. if you have a family with kids, it's a nice outing. beautiful area and nice biking trails nearby. I wouldn't recommend bike's on this trail however. does cost $5 to get in state park.

3 months ago

Gentle trail accessible to even the youngest children. Variety of environments in a short walk: small tree area, dunes, lake, and big pine area all with the sounds of the ocean in the distance. Watch out for mosquitoes and poison ivy.

5 months ago

Nice trail along the inner marsh with white sand dunes and pine trees. Please stay off the sand dunes and respect the signs that point out the trail. It forms a short loop easily done in 20 minutes. Great for the family. Some shade once you hit the pine trees, and open sun when you're in the dune area. Be sure to wear footwear you don't mind getting sand in!

Friday, April 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite places close to home. It's very peaceful and the views are gorgeous. The rangers are so friendly and helpful. It's a very short trail, but the powdery white sand and palmetto groves are hard to resist! If you enjoy barefoot hikes, you will love this one.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My favorite place for the beach

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nice easy trail in the state park. Beautiful beach. Interesting trail. Could not finish because a low spot was too muddy and we were not prepared.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

This is a great little loop. Boardwalks and sand trails. We saw some snakes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Barrier Dune Nature Trail was a pleasant trail that was easy to take along my children, who are 8 and 10 years old. It is scenic and allows one to see the sea-shore dune habitat. We hiked the trail in October. There were wild flowers and many butterflies. We also saw a pelican. Part of the trail was flooded. For someone visiting on a short vacation at a nearby resort, this trail was good to see some of the local habitat. The trail is easy, but sandy that is not strenuous.

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