Camping on the beach, educational facilities, picnics or just a day in the middle of Coastal South Carolina’s beautiful wildlife, Huntington Beach State Park offers it all and more. Conveniently located between Myrtle Beach and Historic Georgetown this state park offers something for everyone. Without an annual South Carolina State Park Pass there is a nominal fee to enter the park.
The park was originally designed by Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington. They came to South Carolina in the 1930s seeking a warmer winter climate. They created the state park and Brookgreen Gardens from the remnants of four former rice plantations. They designed a Moorish style castle that is now a national landmark.
The park store and gift shop is open year-round with a variety of souvenirs, snacks, crabbing nets and grocery items available. Picnic shelters are available throughout the park and are open for anyone to use. To reserve a shelter for your group or birthday party call ahead and reserve one. Otherwise they are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Outdoor activities include hiking, boating, fishing, birding, bicycling and camping. Two campgrounds provide 133 sites near the beach. Excluding tent sites all others have water and electricity available, a few have sewer hook ups as well. Bath houses are available with hot showers and restrooms.
While staying at the campground enjoy the freshwater lagoon that is home to marsh hens and alligators. There is a salt marsh that acts as a nursery to plants and animals. Walk along the dune-protected beach that is surrounded by sea oats and loblolly pines. Considered one of the finest bird-watching areas along the East Coast you can see the great blue heron, snowy, egret and eastern brown pelican.
There are a variety of tours and park programs available for the whole family. Call and reserve your campsite now or mark Huntington Beach State Park as part of your must see list while staying in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.