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Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park

A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open. Sea-breeze camping and fishing from a jetty or in the surf. And some of the finest bird-watching on the East Coast. That’s not all Huntington Beach State Park has to offer. There’s also Atalaya, the picturesque, Moorish-style winter home of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington, sculptress and philanthropist, respectively, who left the park and adjacent Brookgreen Gardens as their legacy. Nature lovers also will enjoy the park’s Environmental Education 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 in and around the castle each September.


  • Wi-Fi Availability: Complimentary wi-fi is available in our campground and at the park Visitor Center. Please check at the Visitor Center for password information.

  • Tour and Programs Information: The park features its Coastal Exploration Program. From March to Nov., "field trips" allow visitors to join staff educators for alligator viewing, marsh and nature trail exploration and more, including a close-up look at the history and mystery of Atalaya.


  • Admission: $5/adult; $3.25/ S.C. Senior; $3/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

    Atalaya admission: $2/person ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under admitted free.

  • Days and Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 10 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

    Atalaya Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily (extended to 5 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time) PLEASE NOTE: Atalaya is the venue for many large events throughout the year and may be closed in correspondence to these events. For current information, please contact the park office.

  • Office Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily (extended to 8 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)


  • Driving Directions:
    From Murrells Inlet: Drive 3 mi. S. on Hwy 17. Park entrance is on the left.
    From Georgetown: Drive 20 mi N on Hwy 17. park entrance is on the right.
  • Ocean Front Location: Yes
  • Beach Location: Yes
  • Counties: Georgetown
  • Acreage: 2500
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 2
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 3
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 2


  • Charleston, SC: 80
  • Columbia, SC: 150
  • Florence, SC: 75
  • Greenville, SC: 250
  • Charlotte, NC: 191
  • Raleigh, NC: 186
  • Atlanta, GA: 342
  • Augusta, GA: 195


Contact Information

16148 Ocean HWY
Murrells Inlet,SC 29576
Phone: (843) 237-4440
Fax: (866) 890-3977
Georgetown CountyMurrells Inlet