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Traffic Advisory: 

Due to increasing demand and limited parking, temporary park closures have become frequent on weekends and holidays from May through September.   
To avoid these closures, campers are encouraged to arrive on or after the 2 p.m. check-in time.   
Campers arriving prior to 2 p.m. will likely experience increased vehicle traffic and altered traffic patterns on Highway 17. 

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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.


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

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$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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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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Atalaya Festival

The 46th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Thank you for a great 2021 festival!  We hope to see you all September 23-25, 2022!

Artist applications for the 2022 festival will be posted here the first week of March 2022.

Featuring nearly 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and local food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.

For more information call Huntington Beach State Park 843-237-4440.


Daily admission for the festival is $15 per adult (age 16 and older).  Your ticket will allow you to return at any time/day during the festival at no additional charge!  Admission may be purchased at the festival gate in the park.

If you are an ALL Park Passport (bright yellow passport) holder, present your passport to receive free admission to the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival for four.  All four people must enter the festival together and present the valid passport.  You may purchase an ALL Park Passport at any park office.

Festival Hours

  • Friday, Sept. 24 - gates open at noon and close at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 25 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

Artists for 2021

List of Artists & Festival Brochure

Food Vendors for 2021

  • Caribbean Jerk Cuisine
  • Fish Shak
  • Let's Ride BBQ
  • Dixieland Kettle Corn
  • Del's Lemonade
  • Kona Ice

Entertainment Schedule for 2021

Click here for a complete entertainment schedule.

General Information

The three-day festival is hosted in Atalaya, the former home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. The Moorish-style winter home and sculpture studio was built during the Great Depression by the New York philanthropists, and will host over 100 artists and their work during the weekend of the festival.

Visitors will also be treated to live music by accomplished local musicians on a stage in the courtyard, as well as a food court with seafood, barbecue and other culinary delights.

The festival spotlights the park’s natural beauty and the amenities offered to visitors year-round. Located along U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park offers several hundred thousand visitors a year one of the most pristine beaches on the Grand Strand. The 2,500-acre park’s freshwater lagoon, salt marsh and maritime forest also are outstanding examples of the state’s natural coastal environment, and the park is widely regarded as one of the best birding sites along the East Coast. Its natural history is highlighted in the park’s environmental education center.


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