Huntington Beach State Park
Posted: March 15, 2019 by Faith Robertson
The other fabulous state park that we enjoy here along the coast is Huntington Beach State Park which is located directly across from Brookgreen Gardens between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. The park spans about 2,500 acres and offers camping, bird watching, surf fishing, hiking, biking and, of course, just relaxing on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the area. The park also offers picnic shelters, outside showers, restrooms and a gift shop.
The park is a nature lovers paradise and is one of the East Coasts premier birding destinations. There are over 300 species of birds that can be found here. Boardwalks and observation decks are found throughout the park, as well as several nature trails that run through the forest and marshes.
The main causeway that enters the park features a freshwater lake on one side and salt water marsh on the other. This is the best place to view the parks alligators and several species of birds that come there to feed. Bald eagles have also been seen around the causeway area.
Huntington Beach State Park is great for camping as it offers 107 standard sites with water and electric and 66 full hookup sites with water, sewer and electric. There are also tent camping sites available and three shelters. The park is also dog friendly as long as your bundle of joy is on a leash.
The park offers several programs and events during the year that relate to the local wildlife. The shore and marsh birds are featured as well as the turtles and alligators.
For art lovers, the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival is held at the park every year in September. This year is the 44th Annual Festival and will feature over 100 artisans, food, crafts and music. The 2019 Festival will be held from September 27th through 29th.
For more information about the park call 843-237-4440.