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Huntington Beach State Park


A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open, stands as one of the most recognizable South Carolina landmarks. Revel in sea-breeze camping, the finest surf fishing South Carolina has to offer and some of the top bird-watching on the East Coast. That's not all Huntington Beach State Park has to offer.

There are also South Carolina landmarks such as Atalaya, the picturesque, Moorish-style winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, philanthropist and sculptor, respectively, who left the park and adjacent Brookgreen Gardens as their legacy.

Nature lovers also will enjoy the park's Nature Center and wide variety of programming, including the chance to see loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species up close. The park's freshwater lake is a sure-fire place to see alligators and sometimes even a mink or two.

Art lovers, meanwhile, flock by the thousands to the prestigious, juried Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival held each September in and around the former home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.


Chris S

Friday, July 13, 2018
Fun place to visit. Lots of opportunities to take pictures of wildlife. The beach access is really nice and it is usually not too crowded. No real amenities here, just a wash station and a restroom. Good place to go for some quiet beach time. Only $5 per adult to enter the park so that beats trying to park at some of the other public beaches and paying $20 and having to walk a half a block.

Melissa Gardner

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
I'm Melissa Gardner, a local Realtor in Myrtle Beach I highly reccomend this river tour. Ricky our tour guide made funny jokes and his story telling and dog made the trip so entertaining! We saw wrecked boats, hanging moss, wild birds and alligators, and got a good history lesson. Boat is shaded and seats are cushioned. Definitely bring water and snack if you want. Flip flops and shorts would be fine. Photos don't do tour justice!

Josh Schell

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Camped here for 10 days & never got bored! Nice beach access & wasn't busy even on the weekends, unless you go down to the day access only area. Park rangers very friendly & helpful. Nice gift shop. Most bath houses were updated & park had 3 easy to access dump stations. New section has concrete slabs, 50 amp & full hookups but sites are much closer together.

Lina Leonard

Saturday, July 14, 2018
This is the only state park nearby where I can bring my puppy even during peak season during normal hours. We love bringing our dog here and even when the parking lot of crowded, there is a ton of space on the beach! Very organized and a good layout. We we gifted a park pass this year, but this is one of our favorites to visit!

Katherine Burns

Monday, June 11, 2018
A great place to spend the day. Plenty of walking trails that are not too long. We ended up spending about 4 hours there just walking around. We were lucky enough to spot a couple of alligators. The woman in the gift shop clued us in to "alligator alley." We were hesitant at first because it just looked like we were walking in the woods. However pretty soon the woods gave way to the marsh. We ended up hearing the alligators and spotting a couple. We did not go to the beach but there looked to be plenty of walking. It did not seem overly crowded.

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