A jewel of South Carolina's Grand Strand

The 2500 acres of Huntington Beach State Park hold a rich bounty of Grand Strand treasures. The park is only fifteen miles from downtown Myrtle Beach but it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches found to the north. Some do visit Huntington Beach State Park just to enjoy the beautiful and uncrowded beach. You can also camp, tour Atalaya, fish, and explore nature. Once here you might be able to see alligators or a few of the hundreds of bird species that use the park.

On this wepage you will find an overview of Huntington's attractions and links that will lead you to more in detailed information about the park.

Getting into the Park

Location

The park's western boundary is formed by Highway 17 and fronts a few miles of Grand Strand ocean front beach to the east. Huntington Park is located about midway between Georgetown, SC and Myrtle Beach. The drive is less than 20 miles from either of these cities. Driving directions to Huntington Beach State Park.

a boardwalk on one of the trailsFees

    Park Entry

    there is a daily, per person charge
  • $ 5.00 adult
  • $ 3.25 S.C. Senior adult
  • $ 3.00 age 6 to 15
  • ages 5 and under Free!

    Atalaya

    Admission to the grounds of the house is $2 per person, ages 6 and older.

Hours

    Park Hours

  • Daily 6 AM 6 PM
  • Daylight Savings Time closing time 10 PM

    Atalaya Hours

  • Daily 9 AM 4 PM
  • Daylight Savings Time closing time 5 PM
  • Atalaya regularly hosts events that close public access/visits. Call the park for infomration about closings.

    Office Hours

  • Daily 9 AM 5 PM
  • Daylight Savings Time open until 8 PM

Pets are allowed in the park but must be kept on a six foot leash. The park is home to wildlife that rely on the protected and increasingly rare habitats found here. An unleashed pet is likely to disrupt animals that are nesting or resting. You will also run the risk if your unleashed dog being taken by an alligator. For all of these reasons Huntington Beach State Park has a strict policy that anyone with a pet that is noisy, harassing other people or harassing wildlife will be asked to leave the park.

Camping

The park has a large campground with more than 100 sites. Each site has water and electricity and there are hot showers and bathrooms nearby. RV's, tents and everything in between can be accommodated in the campground.

a view from Huntington Beach State Park office, looking out towards the Atlantic OceanThe Beach

The Huntington Beach State Park beachfront stretches for more than 3 miles. There is a large central parking area where you have access to numerous amenities, including showers and bathrooms.

Atalaya

The historic home is open for walking through on your own. There are also guided tours that are given, with their frequency and occurrences changing according to the time of the year.

Hiking

There are a number of trails throughout the park, with each trail serving different needs. Some trails are long and offer decent hiking routes while others are geared towards bringing birders and others to areas that offer good wildlife viewing opportunities.

the sign for the Education CenterEducation Center

The center is open throughout the year. It provides a public area that has nature information and hands on learning displays. The education center is also where organized programs, both for the public and for school groups are organized and run.

 

Contact Information

This website has no affiliation with Huntington Beach State Park or the state of South Carolina. If you have questions about the park you can contact park management at:

16148 Ocean Highway
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-237-4440
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