08 Jan Explore Huntington Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State Park is located 6 miles South of the Stone Gate at Prince Creek community in Murrells Inlet. You can enjoy the ocean and state park all in the same area. Huntington Beach State Park is one of only four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina, and we definitely recommend checking it out. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon taking a long walk, enjoying a biking trail or having a picnic lunch.
The park has been around since 1960 and is famous for tourists and locals alike. Each year there are nearly one million visitors to the state park that spreads across 2,500 acres. You will find three miles of the beach for swimming, fishing, relaxing or walking, over 100 campsites and three picnic shelters available. Plus, you will see a historic landmark, The Atalaya Castle, open year round for self-guided audio tours.
If you like bird watching, this park is one of the most famous bird sites in the Southeast. Also, the park’s nature center is open year round Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can pet stingrays and horseshoe crabs and see a baby alligator. It’s a great time to see new animals and learn something new about each one.
There is plenty to explore and see when it comes to the hiking and biking trails at the two-mile Sandpiper Pond Trail. Plus, you can bring your furry friend along with you to enjoy the trails as well. Huntington Beach State Park is a dog-friendly year round. At the end of your visit to Huntington Beach State Park be sure to make a stop at the park store/gift shop that is open year round. You can grab a souvenir to remember your time spent at the park.
Huntington Beach State Park is a great area to spend time with friends or family. Have you been?