The Grayton Beach Nature Trail begins near the beach parking area and winds through sand dunes, pine flatwoods and scrub communities. A self-guiding leaflet available at the ranger station enlightens the nature lover. The trail begins with sights of wildflowers including blue spiderwort and Spanish bayonet. It twists under a low canopy of scrub oak and magnolias that have been partially buried by blowing sand. As the trail reaches its eastern loop, a boardwalk provides passage over wetlands stamped with towering pines. As the boardwalk comes to an end, hikers may choose to return to the trailhead / parking lot, via the beach or cresting the edge of dunes.
A special note about this beach: It is here where one of America's most endangered species lives, the tiny Choctawhatchee beach mouse.
Directions: From Panama City, FL, Travel west along State Route 30 crossing over the Hathaway Bridge and continuing on State Route 30-A. This coastal road carries you directly to the park in approximately 25 miles.
Beautiful wind-sculpted oaks, saw palmettos, and sugar-white sands give the sensation of a tropical paradise.
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