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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.


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.

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.

Melissa Gardner

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
As 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!

Jeff & Heather Lowhorn

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Very cool place! The gift shop is huge! And surprisingly reasonable. But they have some really cute stuff. The grounds are beautifully kept and the beach is gorgeous. The beach is even separated for people with dogs and people who don't want to be around them.

Kaylee Mechler

Friday, June 1, 2018
I was there on 5/30/18 and was looking for shells while on vacation because i read that it was a good place to get shells since its not a free beach. It was not good at all for shells we barley found anything and nothing medium or big (we actually had better luck by our oceanfront hotel), most of the shells that we did find were broken. They place was very nice and clean, we got to see some alligators. The life guard on duty we saw was very nice but the guy you pay to get in was not very nice we asked what part area was best for finding shells he told us well theres a few miles of beach I don't know what to tell you, he couldn't even give us any help/advice on where to start. We went early morning and there was not many people at all there maybe 2 or 3 but when we were leaving there was quite a few more groups of people.

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