We moved on to Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL on Wednesday, March 26th. It was a short travel day of 123 miles. Perfect! Even better, we crossed into Central Daylight Time :) I suppose, because I was born and raised in the Central Time Zone, it feels like home to me :) I certainly find it easier to watch the news at 10 PM than at 11 PM.
Grayton Beach SP has 2 loops; an older, wooded W/E (water/electric) only loop and the newer FHU (Full hook-up) loop which is much more open. We were in the FHU loop. This is a beautiful park! Just a short walk (about ½ mile) and you’re on the beach. That was exactly where we headed once we finished setting up.
There weren’t too many people out , probably due to the windy conditions but the temp was pleasant.
We got in some beach walking while we were there and the crowds increased in direct proportion to the weather :)
Just ½ mile down the road in the other direction was Uptown Grayton, a cute little shopping center with something for everyone :)
No shopping center would be complete without a coffee shop, right? Bad Ass Coffee seems to be quite popular in Florida. We’ve seen several.
We did not feel like coffee the day we road our bikes through here though. We were on a mission :) We wanted to see how far we could ride our bikes fighting a headwind most of the way. After 3¼ miles, we came upon this sign…right on the bike trail!
How could we resist? An ice cream shop right on the bike path a couple blocks off the beach? Brilliant!
Cappuccino Crunch! Sorta like a coffee :) It gave us the strength to turn around and make our ride a 6½ mile round trip. Not great, but the winds got so strong, it was like pedaling up hill and going nowhere. I think we worked off that ice cream before we got home :)
We would most definitely put Grayton Beach SP on our return list. Only next time, we’d stay longer!
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