Grayton Beach radiates an Old Florida aura with its charming live oak lined streets of mostly wood cottage style homes in muted colors. The unofficial town motto of “Nice Dogs, Friendly People” welcomes visitors into this historic community where lifelong residents tell tales of the good old days to relaxed visitors soaking up the scene at one of the area’s most well-known restaurants, The Red Bar. The public beach access at Grayton is unique in that properly permitted 4WD vehicles may drive directly onto the beach, one of only two locations in Walton County where this is allowed. The Grayton Beach State Park borders the community to both the east and the west offering beautiful stretches of undeveloped coastline while the area’s largest coastal dune lake, Western Lake, provides a peaceful spot for paddling and fishing.