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Huntington Beach State Park

16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5064
+1 843-237-4440
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Great undeveloped beach plus marsh

This lovely beach is perfect for those who do not need shops or restaurants. The beach area is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Taiyuan, China
Beautiful Beach. Wonderful audio tour of Atalaya Castle.

The castle is empty now, though it's still structurally nice and the courtyard is beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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“beautiful beach” (119 reviews)
“nature center” (112 reviews)
“atalaya castle” (71 reviews)
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16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5064
+1 843-237-4440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This lovely beach is perfect for those who do not need shops or restaurants. The beach area is large, generally uncrowded, and has white sand. It is perhaps the nicest swimming beach I have ever visited on the U.S. east coast. The gentle slope of...More

Thank travellevret
Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is empty now, though it's still structurally nice and the courtyard is beautiful. The audio tour is pretty good. $5 for entry and audio, it's worth it. The beach (if you want that) was beautiful, and near empty in October. If you're searching...More

Thank J0hn_H1234
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit here every time we come to Myrtle each for vacation. We spend lots of time on the causeway and boardwalks, because we are avid bird watchers. It's a lovely place with awesome views just about everywhere. There's an awesome beach here as well...More

Thank S C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Alalaya Castle was the winter home of Archer and Anna Hunnington. See was a famous sculpture and many of her works are on the grounds of Brookgreen Gardens which they also built. Enjoyed the history of Atalaya and the Huntingtons. Huntington beach is beautiful and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had reservations at HBSP for 3 days because I was planning to be a vendor at the Atalaya festival. After sending in my money and paperwork, I never heard from them again. I was told that it was juried, and that I was to...More

Thank Leonard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st of all you should know that the Governor of South Carolina is not friendly to tourists. He loves your money but loves to discriminate against out of staters. I am a Sr Citizen and when I visited this State Park the admission was stated...More

1  Thank Blackdog69666
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may cost a few dollars to get into this stte park, but, it is worth it for a wonderful pristine view of the ocean. Best time to go is the fall/winter/spring. During the off season. The beach is very quiet. During the winter the...More

1  Thank barbarahB2890EB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and are so glad we did! Touring the Atalaya was absolutely amazing. I cannot imagine what it was like in its prime. The beach is so clean and there are showers and clean restrooms close by. Loved our day visit...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's not a big park, it has all the beach front you need without paying the exorbitant beach side parking prices in Myrtle Beach. The Huntington's castle was worth the nominal fee. Interesting to imagine living here.

Thank ja1800
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is located south of Myrtle Beach in Georgetown County, about a half hour ride from Downtown Myrtle Beach. It has a great beach and facilities. On entry, there is a wildlife viewing area with all kinds of water birds. Watch out for the...More

Thank Robert D
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3 September 2017|
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Response from Jbp987654321 | Reviewed this property |
We came in via 95 to 501 through Myrtle beach. There is an avis/budget at a sears auto center 501 and 17 bypass road. Easy drive up location for the camper took the car and went down 17 to the park from there. Very... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from Roadtrip0122 | Reviewed this property |
According to the park rangers they are separate from the guests in the marshland. We were worried about that too but never seen one on the beach. The beach is like a mile from the marshland separated by a strip of land. I... More
11 August 2017|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
The alligators can be seen anytime, they particularly like to 'sun' themselves out on the tiny island. A good location for viewing is on the overlook.