Huntington Beach State Park
Located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, near the world renowned Brookgreen Gardens, this oceanfront state park offers camping, fishing, coastal hiking trails and general access to three miles of remote, unspoiled beach but just minutes away for area Myrtle Beach hotels.
Huntington Beach State Park is also the site of the Spanish-style castle Atalaya, former winter home and studio of noted American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington.
Huntington Beach offers its visitors the best preserved beach in the Myrtle Beach area.
The park’s freshwater lagoon, salt marsh, maritime forest and beach are outstanding examples of the state’s natural coastal environment. These also provide such prime habitat for birds that the park is widely recognized as one of the best birding sites along the East Coast. Surrounded by some 2,500 acres of native flora and fauna, the park offers many observation decks and walking trails to further enhance your enjoyment
6am-6pm, daily from Nov. 27 – March 11.
Hours are extended to 10pm daily, during daylight savings time.
Atalaya Hours: 9am-5pm, daily, year round
Ages 16 and older: $5,
Ages 6-15: $3,
Ages 5 and younger free.
S.C. residents ages 65 and older and S.C. disabled residents $3.25.
Call 843-237-4440 or the education center at 843-235-8755 for more information.
When visiting Huntington Beach State Park this year, be sure to include your road bicycle, beach bike, or mountain bicycle. We have installed a new path that runs from Huntington Beach to Litchfield Beach. The Bicycle Trail is a fun ride for families and is well guarded and safe. The total length of our new trail is 26 miles by bicycle and will be an enjoyable and offer moderate exercise.
The park celebrated the birth of a new batch of Alligator Hatchlings this Spring. the Alligator population in the fresh water section of the park has grown and these new animals can be seen throughout the day in the lagoon which surrounds Huntington.
To support the park and maintain Atalaya Castle, there is now a minimal charge to enter the home once owned by the Huntingtons. The home is on full display in its splendor. Entry prices are only $1 per entrant.