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To protect the park and our neighbors, Brookgreen Gardens, which leases the property to South Carolina State Parks, and the South Carolina Forestry Commission are actively working on a critical forest management and hazard mitigation project in the park. With more trees than the land can sustain and layers of natural debris, the park’s thick pine forest and dense understory are a high risk for dangerous wildfires. Professional crews are working to reduce fuel loads in the forest through resource management strategies like installing fire breaks and completing timber thins. Learn more about this critical project and how it could impact your visit here.


Due to increasing demand and limited parking, temporary park closures have become frequent on weekends and holidays from May through September. Parking is first-come, first-serve and is limited. Visitors are strongly encouraged to arrive outside peak hours (10 am- 2 pm). Park visitors are also encouraged to check with park staff on current parking availability prior to departing if they plan to return, as they could be turned away due to a park closure. For more information on park closures call 843-237-4440.

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HOURS

6 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 10 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

Atalaya Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily (extended to 5 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time) PLEASE NOTE: Atalaya is the venue for many large events throughout the year and may be closed in correspondence to these events. For current information, please contact the park office.

OFFICE

9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily (extended to 8 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

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ADMISSION

$8/adult; $5/ S.C. Senior; $4/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

Atalaya admission: $2/person ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under admitted free.

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PETS

Huntington Beach State Park is a dog friendly park year round. Please keep in mind that all dogs must remain on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Dogs are allowed on the south end of the beach. Dogs are prohibited in buildings, including Atalaya and on the north end of the beach. The north end extends from the beach access at the north parking lot to the jetty.

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Area Info

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    • Driving Directions:
      From Murrells Inlet: Drive 3 mi. S. on Hwy 17. Park entrance is on the left.
      From Georgetown: Drive 20 mi N on Hwy 17. park entrance is on the right.
    • Ocean Front Location: Yes
    • Beach Location: Yes
    • Counties: Georgetown
    • Acreage: 2500
    • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 2
    • Miles to Nearest Town: 3
    • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 2
    • Charleston, SC: 80
    • Columbia, SC: 150
    • Augusta, GA: 195
    • Atlanta, GA: 342
    • Raleigh, NC: 186
    • Florence, SC: 75
    • Greenville, SC: 250
    • Charlotte, NC: 191

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