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PARK ADVISORY

The causeway (entrance road with water on both sides) at Huntington Beach State Park, is undergoing repairs which began on Monday, August 15. Damage from past hurricanes and storms have caused erosion on the earthen dam which separates the marsh from the brackish impoundment, undermining the concrete sidewalks and asphalt roadway. Along with the repairs, we will be repaving the causeway and putting up new guardrails. Please know there will be delays in traffic while construction is underway. Access to the causeway by pedestrians may also be limited. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to secure and enhance this popular entrance and wildlife watching area.


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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Atalaya Festival

The 47th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

We hope to see you all September 23-25, 2022!

CLICK HERE for the 2022 festival brochure and list of artists!

Artist applications for the 2022 festival have CLOSED.  We are not accepting any applications.  The application for 2023 will open in March 2023.

Featuring over 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.

Admission

Daily admission for the festival is $10 per adult (age 16 and older).  Admission may be purchased at the festival gate in the park.

Festival Hours

  • Friday, Sept. 23 - gates open at noon and close at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 25 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
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 local 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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