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Atalaya Castle

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A little bit of history

Who doesn't like going thru a castle? We did the self guided tour with the head sets. The tour is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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The self paced audio tour was excellent.

We visited Atalaya Castle while on a camping trip to Huntington Beach State park in November of... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Morehead City, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago

took a tour at night with a guide telling so-called ghost stories. Poor story telling skills, mostly standing about in the dark as the guide drones on telling local ghost stories without dramatic flair or anything new to add to hackneyed gray man tales. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn't like going thru a castle? We did the self guided tour with the head sets. The tour is just $2.00, and only an additional $3.00 for the head sets. Well worth the cost. You go at your own pace and stop anytime you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

We visited Atalaya Castle while on a camping trip to Huntington Beach State park in November of 2018. We had been to Brookgreen Gardens about 10 years ago and enjoyed that immensely. It was very interesting to find out more about the Huntington's home and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We knew virtually nothing about he Huntington family (after whom Huntington Island is named) who built Atalaya Castle but the audio guide was very helpful and informative. Designed in an eclectic Moorish style, Atalaya was built as a retreat and sculpture studio with views of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Huntington Beach State Park is pretty. You can always spot alligators in the water by the causeway. Lots of birds too. But Atalaya is really really interesting! The history behind and the layout are just amazing. Worth the trip!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank janelavona
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting history you can tour on your own, with audio or they have guided tours. We really enjoyed the history and learning about the owners. Great visit

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Lawdawg1404
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It was a very nice place to stop. The setting is beautiful on the beach. The design was really nice too.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank tammys191
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My family vacationed in Cherry Grove this year. Three adults and three teenagers. Each person got to pick one activity in which ALL of us had to participate. My mom's choice was Atalaya Castle as she loves touring old historic sites. It was a HOT...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank mwinn
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Nice place to visit. I would suggest getting the audio, it's well worth the $3. It was an hours drive from NMB but I enjoyed the area. Nice day out. We could have beached there also if we wanted. I could see how a day...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank m g
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We visited the gift/camp store to get a feel for what to see. We then walked the short trail behind the store around to the Atalaya driveway/causeway. As we walked along the concrete path, I noticed an alligator waiting at the edge of the marsh!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Gail M
27 March 2018|
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Response from zrt29 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash not longer then 6' in length. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings including Atalaya. In the case of a service dog, I would suggest contacting the park.
Bill C
25 October 2017|
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Response from Labdog2 | Reviewed this property |
Pawleys Island is an unincorporated area that includes a wider area beyond the actual island. North Litchfield Beach adjacent to Atalaya is also a Pawleys Island, SC address.
1 September 2017|
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Response from SirVayR | Reviewed this property |
From Wikipedia - Atalaya (AH-tuh-lie-yuh) means "watchtower" in Arabic, as in the real Atalaya Castle in Spain