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Huntington Beach State Park

16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5064
+1 843-237-4440
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Pristine beach, great trails

This is a beautiful beach, usually uncrowded but the lower end doesn't have a lifeguard which is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
George C
Quiet place to enjoy the beach

Beautiful park with much to do for everyone. Nice short trails, lots of birdlife, beautiful clean... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandi L
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“beautiful beach” (122 reviews)
“nature center” (113 reviews)
“atalaya castle” (75 reviews)
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16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5064
+1 843-237-4440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach, usually uncrowded but the lower end doesn't have a lifeguard which is okay except when sharks are around. We like to walk the beach down to the breakwater. there are trails if you like to take walks. When the weather...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful park with much to do for everyone. Nice short trails, lots of birdlife, beautiful clean beaches, clean bathrooms and nice picnic area. You have to bring your own food - the store is focused on campers

Thank Sandi L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoying some great fall beach days in one of our favorite campgrounds. They have renovated the showers since we were here last in 2015. Wide, firm sand beach, nice campsites, hookups, park store gift shop & great location close to great restaurants in Murrell's Inlet....More

1  Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Usually get to see some gators in the fresh water lake after entering the park, you can tour Attalia if you are interested in Anna Huntington's summer home, the beach access is great and the campground is large with good accommodations. Will definatly return in...More

Thank FrankandPeg R
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The park is very nice and offers a good area to see the beach from a few different places within the park. The real gem in this park is Atalaya though! My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the how pretty this was and...More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Disappointed when we went to the park at end of October, only to find out Atalaya Castle was closed because it was being set up for a Haunted House. However, Nature Walks were very nice and got to see an alligator up close.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Loved touring the Atalaya castle, so unique with great history, awesome architecture and close walk to the clean safe beachfront. Also walked marsh walkways observed many types of shore birds, herons and alligators. Not much traffic so quiet and peaceful place, felt very relaxed here,...More

Thank LaRee H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Had an enjoyable day as usual. Saw lots of alligators. Long walk on the beach was very relaxing. New concrete walkway to the beach is a great plus. Relaxing and enjoyble.

Thank tazmtnbiker
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017

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

1  Thank J0hn_H1234
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12 November 2017|
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Response from apbayhill | Reviewed this property |
No camping on the beach but the sites are under a 1/2 mile to the ocean. Enjoy.
4 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