What to do in Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach offers the best preserved beach on the Grand Strand. The diverse natural environment of the South Carolina coast can be observed at the freshwater lagoon, salt marsh, nature trail, and along the beach. The park is one of the finest bird watching sites on the east coast.

Huntington Beach is also the site of the historic castle "Atalaya". Atalaya is listed as a National Historic Landmark. A prestigious juried arts and crafts festival attracts thousands of visitors to the park each September.

The park's campground offers 184 sites. A limited number of sites may be reserved for $1 extra per night, while remaining sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The park offers Coastal Exploration Programs. This series of programs and activities brings the natural phenomenon and Low-country history at Huntington Beach State Park to life. The boardwalks extend into the freshwater lagoon and salt marsh for wildlife viewing. Enjoy surf fishing or fishing from the jetty for spots, whiting, bluefish, flounder and many other species. Also available at the park are a two-mile and a one-mile trail, a boat drop off area, and picnic shelters.

Recreation
This park offers opportunities for viewing the historic castle, Atlaya, some of the best bird watching on the east coast, attending nature talks, fishing, camping, picnicking, boating and hiking.

Location
Huntington Beach is located on the north coast of South Carolina. The park is 3 miles south of Murrells Inlet on US Highway 17, across from Brookgreen Gardens, 15 miles north of Georgetown and 17 miles south of Myrtle Beach.

Climate
South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Address
16148 Ocean Highway
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Phone: 843-237-4440

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