Huntington Beach State Park

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Huntington Beach State Park

South Carolina

(843) 237-4440

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Things To Do

Overview

Huntington Beach State Park is popular for being the host of the annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, where thousands of art lovers flock each September to take advantage of artisan work ranging from pottery to glass art. This State Park lies on a sweeping Grand Strand beach which is almost untouched and wide open. Guests can enjoy sea-breeze camping and fishing from a jetty or in the water. This Park also has some of the best bird-watching on the East Coast. That is not that this Park has to offer! The park also has 2,500-square-foot Education Center that boasts a saltwater touch tank and a live baby alligator among its exhibits. The center offers many educational opportunities and programming. Also, Atalaya, the picturesque, Moorish-style winter home of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington, who were famous for being a sculptress and philanthropist, respectively, left the park and the next-door Brookgreen Gardens for the public to enjoy. Nature lovers have the chance to see alligators and sometimes even a mink or two in the park's freshwater lake.

Map of Huntington Beach (SC)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.513111, -79.058805

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Activities

  • Boating

    To access the inlet, a boat ramp is located one mile from the park entrance at Oyster Landing.

  • Camping

    Tent and RV camping available. To make a camping reservation, call 1-866-345-PARK. Note: Camping reservations must be made for at least 2 nights. You must make a reservation request directly through the park if you request less than 1 day before check-in.

  • Fishing

    Surf fishing and fishing from the jetty are popular pastimes for guests.

  • Hiking

    Hiking Trails: The 2-mile "Sandpiper Pond Trail".

    Interpretive Trails: The 1/4-mile "Kerrigan Trail".

    Numerous "boardwalks" extend out into the saltmarsh and freshwater lagoon for exceptional wildlife viewing.

  • Picnicking

    Three picnic shelters are available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved.

Seasonality/Weather

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Days and Hours of Operation: Sat. - Thur. 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Fri 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (hours are extended to 10:00 p.m. daily during Daylight Savings Time) Atalaya Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Directions

Driving

From Murrells Inlet: Drive 3 mi. S. on Hwy 17. Park entrance is on the left. From Georgetown: Drive 20 mi N on Hwy 17. park entrance is on the right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(843) 237-4440

Campground reservations

(866) 345-7275

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