GBNA Annual Meeting:
There will be an annual membership meeting on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Meeting time is 9:00 on the beach. Bring your chair, coffee, and blanket and head down the boardwalk to where we'll be socially distanced, and finally able to meet!
Grayton Motor Lodge:
A proposal for a 76 room motor lodge at the end of Arbor Lane off of CR 283 is currently being reviewed by the Walton County Planning Commission. The project has been proposed by local resident and developer Lloyd Blue.
Public comments and concerns should be addressed to the Walton County Planning Commission.
Pilot Parking Program:
A pilot parking program was in effect this summer in Grayton Beach. Visitors were asked (and directed by new signs) to park in the county lot on Hwy 283. There was an open air golf cart shuttle service that brought folks to downtown Grayton with a drop off on Hotz Avenue in front of the Red Bar. Hotz Avenue was open for driving and drop off but no parking was available. The pilot program is currently not in effect but is under review for next year.
This letter from GBNA president Bob Murphy explains the pilot parking program that ran from July 15, 2020 through September 7, 2020.
Red Bar Reopens:
The Red Bar officially opened on July 15, 2020.
Grayton Art & Music Festival
On Saturday September 22, 2019 Grayton Beach held the first annual Grayt Vibes Art & Music Festival. Hotz Avenue was closed from 12 to 8pm for the festivities. Local artists had booths and there was music from the Ohana Institute School Band "Rock on the Road", Shane Curle & Hayden Welch, Dread Clampitt, The Shakedown, and DJ 30A. A Grayt time was had by all. If you missed it, be sure to come next year!
Grayt Wall of Art
Resident Allen French has transformed the wall across from the Red Bar into the Grayt Wall of Art. It is now home to 15 original pieces of art with more on the way. Be sure to check it out on your next visit.
An aerial Grayton Beach road sign was painted onto DeFuniak street in June. It is a replica of a historic sign that was used in local air navigation.
Read about it on the 30a website.
Red Bar Fire:
On February 13, 2019 before 5am the Red Bar caught fire. The entire building burnt down and there was minor damage to adjacent houses. No one was injured.
There were multiple fundraisers to help employees and over $60,000 was donated. As of March 23, 2019 the debris has been cleared. The Red Bar will be rebuilt.
Hotz Avenue Drainage Project:
Project Info document
Construction to repair the drainage issue on Hotz Ave his almost complete, only the intersection of Hotz and Garfield needs to be paved.
Click the links below to download pdf's of the newsletters.
New Trees in Grayton planted April 20, 2019
The trees were planted in downtown Grayton along Hotz Avenue and near the boat ramp to Western Lake as part of the ongoing stormwater project. Trees on the Coast donated the live oaks. These trees will be located in the county right-of-way and coupled with the trees planted a few years ago will help establish a beautiful canopy for downtown Grayton.
The second project is upcoming and will be located on County Road 30A. Trees on the Coast is proposing to plant 30 live oak trees along the south side of 30A, immediately to the west of the Grayton Beach intersection (30A and 283).
Bald eagles have been spotted on Grayton beach. They have been enjoying the quiet beach and great fishing.