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.
Fishing Information: Surf fishing and fishing from the jetty are popular pastimes for guests. A valid S.C. fishing license is required.
Saltwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: To access the inlet, a boat ramp is located one mile from the park entrance at Oyster Landing.
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Swimming Area with Lifeguard: Lifeguards are posted during the summer months at a designated spot at South Beach.
Swimming: Swimming is allowed in the Atlantic Ocean at other areas at your own risk.
Bird Watching: The park is known as one of the best birding sites in the Southeast. A wide variety of birds can be seen at various locations throughout the park, year round. Visit the Nature Center for more information.
Hiking Trails: The two mile Sandpiper Pond Trail is ideal for hiking.
Interpretive Trails: The 1/4-mile Kerrigan Trail and numerous boardwalks extend out into the saltmarsh and freshwater lagoon for exceptional wildlife viewing.
Camping Information: Each site, excluding the designated tent sites, has water and electrical hookups and is convenient to hot showers and restrooms. Some sites have sewer hookups. All sites have complimentary wi-fi access. Several sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 30 feet.
While tent campers may use the sites with water and electricity, the park also offers a designated walk-in tent site area which includes tent pads and central water.
Discounted rates may be available for seasons of lower demand.