Destination guide

Explore Grayton Beach from vacation home rentals

Perched on the sunny Gulf of Mexico, Grayton Beach has thrived as a tranquil resort town since the early 20th century. Life here hasn't changed all that much since its initial settlement – the village center is a beguiling maze of winding streets, quaint cottages and white picket fences. A friendly crowd of fishers, artists, and blissed-out vacationers can normally be found here, hanging out in friendly, family-run restaurants, or more likely enjoying life on the sensational sandy beach. Grayton Beach vaction rentals range from small and simple to alluringly luxurious, so you're bound to find one to suit.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Grayton Beach vacation homes

Grayton Beach has long been a haven for creative folk, and this is reflected in the village's vibrant cultural scene. The Studio Gallery is a long-established local institution, where you can peruse an eclectic array of paintings, sketches, jewelry and more, all hand-crafted by local artists and artisans. The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs is another must-see for culture vultures, packed with quirky collages and beeswax paintings. A short drive away, in neighboring Seaside, the Fusion Art Glass gallery is home to a vibrantly colorful array of sculptures, vases, vessels and glassware.

Activities

Activities near your Grayton Beach summer rental

Grayton Beach's turquoise waters serve as an alluring backdrop for all manner of aquatic adventures. Anglers of all ages and experience levels will be in their element, with redfish, Spanish mackerel, flounders, snapper, and many other highly-prized catches lurking beneath the waves. For a taste of the seafaring life, rent a pontoon boat and enjoy a leisurely day lounging under the sun. If you can drag yourself away from the coast, grab a paddleboard and explore Grayton Beach's hidden waterways. Or, simply grab a table at an outdoor restaurant, and feast on locally-caught seafood as you marvel at the sunset.

Day trips

Day trips from Grayton Beach vacation rentals

Grayton Beach vacation rentals give you access to the attractions of Destin. Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park, a longtime water park with tall slides, a lazy river, and other attractions, and Destin Harbor Boardwalk, a bustling destination for bars, restaurants, souvenirs, and amusements, are 2 of the top highlights. You could also visit the Destin History & Fishing Museum, a museum with displays of local aquatic life, antique fishing rigs, and nautical artifacts, and Henderson Beach State Park, a beach haven with a boardwalk, dog-friendly nature trail, and a playground.

Weather

Local weather for the trip to Grayton Beach vacation rentals

This sliver of Florida sees a steady influx of visitors throughout the year, but Grayton Beach vacation rentals are in particularly high demand during the peak summer months of July and August. It can get sizzlingly hot and humid at this time, but ocean breezes and rain showers offer welcome relief. Spring is a great time to visit – temperatures are generally agreeably warm rather than stiflingly so, and fewer out-of-towners makes it easier to find your own empty stretch of beach. Winters are often dry and sunny, but the weather is more conducive to bracing walks than sunbathing, while evenings can get chilly.

Natural features

Heavenly hikes around Grayton Beach

You'll find an expanse of unspoiled nature virtually on the doorstop of your Grayton Beach vacation rental. Grayton Beach State Park is a vast site encompassing fragrant coastal forests, lush lakesides, spectacular sand dunes, and pine flatwoods. Here, you'll find an abundance of trails which can be explored on foot or mountain bike. It's a haven for birdwatchers, with bald eagles, osprey, and all manner of captivating shore birds making their home here. If you fancy catching sight of the local marine life, join a boat trip and head off in search of gentle manatees and acrobatic dolphins.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Grayton Beach vacation homes

Grayton Beach has an array of outdoor spaces with unique wildlife and plants that make it ideal for a kid-friendly trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Grayton Beach State Park, an oceanfront park with a dune lake and opportunities for swimming, hiking, and biking, and Eden Gardens State Park, a flower garden with vibrant foliage and a historic mansion with period furnishings. You can also visit Point Washington State Forest, an expansive forest with a diverse landscape with hiking and biking trails.

Where to stay around Grayton Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,469 vacation rentals near Grayton Beach. From 956 Houses to 126 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grayton Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Grayton Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Grayton Beach:

  • Seaside: 943 vacation rentals
  • Rosemary Beach: 1,194 vacation rentals
  • Seagrove Beach: 2,331 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Beach: 1,314 vacation rentals
  • Watercolor: 1,253 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Grayton Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Grayton Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Grayton Beach State Park: 6,912 vacation rentals
  • Pier Park: 12,552 vacation rentals
  • Frank Brown Park: 12,617 vacation rentals
  • Destin Commons: 13,913 vacation rentals
  • Camp Helen State Park: 13,957 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grayton Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Grayton Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 956 Houses in Grayton Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grayton Beach include:

  • Cottages: 126 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 347 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 126 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grayton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,230 vacation rentals with pool available in Grayton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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