The notion of a Traditional Neighborhood Development — as opposed to typical suburban development — was born on Grayton Beach with the venerable beach town as the model. Seaside is the “new town with old ways” that was created in the Grayton mold, with WaterColor not far behind.
Seagrove Beach was actually platted in the 1950s, and is best known for its family beach houses that have been handed down for generations.
This is the busiest area on 30A, with traffic most often at a crawl, and bicyclists and pedestrians crowding the sidewalks.
Upscale shopping and dining is found throughout this area, as well as the Grayton Beach State Park, nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake.