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Grayton Beach, Florida(34 images)

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Grayton Beach is part of the Forgotten Coast in the panhandle of Florida. The sand is sugar sand and the Gulf of Mexico is clear and green most of the time.
  • The walkway and red umbrella beckon for you to come and relax and maybe have an adventure.
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  • The thunderhead cloud provides a dramatic backdrop for the sea oats on the dune.
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  • Beach chairs and umbrella wait in line on the beach for the fun to begin.
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  • Sea Oats, Uniola paniculata, are very effect at stabilizing sand dunes.
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  • The fruiting heads of sea oats incline in a graceful curve.  Sea oats is one of the few plants capable of stabilizing active dunes.
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  • Sea oat plants, Uniola paniculata, are sprigged into the side of a steep dune to stabilize the dune.
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  • Flattened beer bottles and driftwood are the basis for a clever wind chime.
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  • A small table all dressed up and ready to party.
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  • A row of chairs just waiting for tired bottoms.
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  • The colored flags indicate the wave and weather conditions on the beach.
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  • Beach morning glory, Ipomoea pes-caprae, adds color to the white sugar sand.
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  • Surf fishing does not have to be uncomfortable.
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  • Sand dunes separate a fresh water lake from the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Sand dunes are a mobile, hostile environment, so the number of plants that can live on the dunes is small.
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  • Sea Oats, Uniola paniculata, are very effect at stabilizing sand dunes.
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  • A gnarled old tree provides a scenic focus on a dune ridge.
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  • Sand dunes are a mobile, hostile environment, so the number of plants that can live on the dunes is small.
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  • Sea Oats, Uniola paniculata, are very effect at stabilizing sand dunes.
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  • Sand dunes separate a fresh water lake from the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Sand dunes are a mobile, hostile environment, so the number of plants that can live on the dunes is small.
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  • Sand dunes are a mobile, hostile environment, so the number of plants that can live on the dunes is small.
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  • A freshwater stream flowing across the beach has cut into a peat layer, creating a black and white mosaic in the flow channel.
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  • A freshwater stream flowing across the beach has cut into a peat layer, creating a black and white mosaic in the flow channel.  When the peat is suspended in the water, it creates the brown tannic color.
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  • A freshwater stream flowing across the beach has cut into a peat layer, creating a black and white mosaic in the flow channel.  When the peat is suspended in the water, it creates the brown tannic color.
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  • A freshwater stream flowing across the beach has cut into a peat layer, creating a black and white mosaic in the flow channel.  When the peat is suspended in the water, it creates the brown tannic color.
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