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“Great beach, great swamp, birds galore and a little history thrown in.”

Huntington Beach State Park
Certificate of Excellence
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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 you enter the main area of Huntington Beach. There are two parking areas - one is to the left (less crowded) and one straight a head which is also combined with a camping area to the left and around the curve is the main park area with the ranger station and a small food venue. They have a very good bathroom building; though you are looking at stairs or a ramp to reach it! The parking area is quite large (I have never seen it full). The walk to the beach is a hundred yards + over a sand dune. Sand is hot!! Beach goes on for what seems like forever without hotels, food or even a Starbucks!
You can see down the beach without a blemish until in the far distance is Litchfield with houses.It also was part of the Huntington Estate (Think Brookgreen across Rte. 17.) in the name a Atalya, the summer home of the artistic Mrs Huntington. It is a true day at the beach with sun, sand, waves with a little history thrown in! They have lifeguards during the summer.

Thank harrietmiller1
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Reviewed 3 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.

Thank JGJJN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here because my husband is an amateur wildlife photographer, specializing in birds. This place was perfect for him as it had several ideal locations in the large wetlands from which to set up his camera and get some really good avian shots. After the tide went out, he even got some good shots of a rather large alligator just after sunset, that stopped in the middle of the street for awhile and then wandered off into the cool muddy bottom where he stopped and created a "kodak moment" for at least a dozen camera-equipped people watching him from the bridge.

Later we went further into the park and found Atalaya castle, but I was disappointed because unfortunately we got there too late to go inside and look around. The park is open until 10 PM, but the castle closes at 4:30 PM for some reason.

Outside of the Atalaya disappointment, it was an enjoyable visit.

Thank Gina R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to Huntington about once a week for the gorgeous beach that is so relaxing. The variety of birds that can be seen is amazing, a must see for tourists and locals alike

Thank CC0914
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice facility. Everything is clean, clean bathrooms. Showers to rinse sand off. Beach well maintained. Beach stores have nice items for sale and reasonably priced.
Our favorite Beach to go to year round.

Thank Bob A
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