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Huntington Beach State Park

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Birding is spectacular!

not only an excellent campground on a wonderful beach, but the park had some of the best bird... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pure beach magic

We didn’t attempt to camp there or avail ourselves of the gift shop or organized activities, but if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fran W
Greenville, South Carolina
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful beach”(134 reviews)
“nature center”(115 reviews)
“beach access”(53 reviews)
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16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5064
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Reviewed yesterday

not only an excellent campground on a wonderful beach, but the park had some of the best bird viewing I've seen...eagles, ospreys, wood storks, egrets, spoonbills, ibis, and shorebirds galore.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn’t attempt to camp there or avail ourselves of the gift shop or organized activities, but if you just want a trip down memory lane to see a beach as pristine and non-built up as South Carolina beaches used to be this is a...More

Thank Fran W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you live to bike or walk by the beach, close to nature,away from the crowds, then this is the place for you. The winter estate of the Huntington family, the empty rooms of their castle still remain. The courtyard area is used for weddings....More

Thank david t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach is beautiful,peaceful and tranquil.You can walk and walk.Trails and piers great.Bathrooms clean Would definitely go back.

Thank Escape31051
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the gem of the area. The beach is wonderful they allow dogs on the beach all times of the year. Also Atalaya is a nice place to visit for the history of the area. The walks are wonderful around Atalaya. You can spend...More

Thank jtoakes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Huntington Beach State Park, you'll find the Atalaya Castle. Look for special exhibits/events at the castle. The grounds and castle make for an interesting addtion to your day over at Brookgreen Gardens. The beach at this state park is outstanding! With no buildings in...More

Thank apextony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and will be here again. Late October probably the best weather yet. While it can be unpredictable, it is far more temperate for out door activities. Been here in late spring and early fall and it tends to be very warm....More

1  Thank chrisinkanata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here many times. Nice location, clean beaches, quiet and not part of the touristy area. Only 'issue' per se is the fee/charge to gain entry to this park. Much more expensive than Myrtle Beach State Park but if you are looking for somewhere a...More

Thank CaptJJ635
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful strip of beach, sand and waves! You enter off of Rte 17 through trees which open to large tidal wetlands often with a variety of birds and even more times alligators sunning themselves on parcels of sand bars. Once across bridge...More

Thank harrietmiller1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gives you insight into the wealth that many had during the Great Depression. Definitely a spartan place by today's standards, but quite opulent by 1930s standards.

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16 October 2018|
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Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $5.00 per person S.C. senior citizens are $3.25 a person
Dale K
31 August 2018|
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Response from Deborah K | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you & your mother want to do. There are some great boardwalks and paved paths to observe the birds & alligators near the causeway. The castle within the property would also be accessible. Boardwalks... More
Angela M
29 August 2018|
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Response from FlowerG1 | Reviewed this property |
Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park, and especially Atalaya tour... Happy anniversary! It’s beautiful there!!