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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

$5/adult; $3.25/ S.C. Senior; $3/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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BY THE NUMBERS

1 National Historic Landmark, Atalaya, the winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington

3 miles of pristine beach for swimming, running, fishing or just relaxing

131 107 standard campsites, 24 of which offer full water, sewer and electric hookups

6 walk-in tent sites for tent camping only

3 picnic shelters available for group gatherings

300+ species of birds have been spotted within the park

1 popular annual arts and crafts festival, held every September for over 40 years in the Atalaya home

2500 acres located in Murrells Inlet for you to enjoy

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Atalaya Festival


The 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

September 22-24, 2017

The 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-24, 2017 at

Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet.

Featuring more than 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 food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.

Daily Schedule
Friday, Sept. 22
Noon - 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Daily festival admission fee is $10 for adults.  Once you purchase admission, you may return throughout the weekends with your festival ticket.
  • Visitors 15 years old and younger are admitted free.
  • Admission to the park during the festival is also free.
  • Free festival admission to Park Passport Plus holders (brown passport), and three guests.
  • Stroller and wheelchair access can be difficult due to uneven surfaces, stairs, crowds and narrow hallways. 
  • Please no dogs or other pets at the festival.
For more information call 803-734-0767 or Huntington Beach State Park 843-237-4440.

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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.