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 is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches to its 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. You have a chance to see alligators or view some of the few hundred bird species that have been sighted in Huntington Beach 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
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.
- there is a daily, per person charge
- $ 5 adult
- $ 3 age 6 to 15
- ages 5 and under Free!
AtalayaAdmission to the grounds of the house is $1 per person, ages 6 and older.
- Saturday through Thursday 6 AM – 6 PM
- Friday and Saturday 6 AM – 8 PM
- Daylight Savings Time – the closing time for the park is 10 PM every day
Atalaya Hours9 AM – 5 PM
Office Hours9 AM – 4:30 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.
The park has a large campground with 139 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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