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Deerlake State Park, Santa Rosa Beach

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a lovely beach. Very quiet and when we were there, only 2 people were on the beach. You do have to walk a bit out to the beach over a pier, but it is not long, but keep that in mind if you hav...  read more »
  • I'm not sure why there weren't more people here when we went. It was mid-week during July, and there were only 6 or 7 other families on the beach. Maybe it was because you have to walk down a long boa...  read more »
  • Deer lake is a small and I mean small state park that basically consists of a board walk down to the beach. You cannot take pets or bikes onto the board walk. On the north side of 30a there is a short...  read more »
  • I'm all for throwing a few bucks over to support our State Parks. My friends and I go Kayaking there. We see a lot of SUP/paddle Boarders there too. There's a boat ramp to put in, with good parking. We usually go on the weekends, and Yak all the way thru. Last week, the beach to the Gulf was opened up, and we could go right out into the gulf. We just joined the other people, and set up the beach umbrella, and a few towels, n cooler. All carried out on the yaks. If you have a Hobie Kayak with the fins like me, there was quite a few very shallow spots where I had to pull the fins out. If I could post a pic, it was beautiful.
  • It's a true gem. Because it has a small fee (5 bucks per vehicle and 2 bucks per bike) it's almost never crowded. It is a beautiful white sand beach on one side and a gorgeous lake on the other side of the dunes. Bring your kayak or paddle boat and you'll spend a terrific day. Highly recommended!
  • Awesome park, great beach, and outstanding rangers! I decided spur of the moment I was going to take a quick trip to the beach. Grayton Beach State Park was actually my second choice (first park was booked solid). They had one spot that was an RV site left for Saturday online so I booked it right then even though I tent and hammock camp. Showed up and was talking to the park ranger and it came up I was tent camping. She told me a primitive site had just opened up about a half hour earlier and it would be much better suited for me. Not only was is so much better but it saved me $7 bucks to boot. Had a great time, park was clean and had all the basic amenities needed (showers and bathroom). Took me a little while to find Turtle Reef once I was out on the ocean on my SUP but definitely worth it. All in all quaint beach that wasn't too crowded and great spot whether you're alone or with the family. Will be back to visit Turtle Reef more as it grows.
  • Good beach. Cheap access and generally uncrowded. Light surf and crystal clear blue-green water. Favorite beach on the FL gulf coast.
  • Such a beautiful clean, uncrowded beach. Perfect for children to swim and play in the sand. Has clean restrooms, and covered pavilions, a place to shower off. A very nice, even boardwalk leading thru the sand dunes to get to the beach. Many sea oats are growing on the dunes. Water is so clear, but not many shells were found...
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