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Atalaya will be closed to tours in preparation for The Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival on Sept 26-29.  Please join us for the festival and experience nearly 100 fine artists September 27-29.

Atalaya will be closed to tours in preparation for the Fall Festival featuring a Haunted Castle Oct 21-27.  Please join us for spooky fun during special festival hours on Oct 25 and 26.  More information coming soon!

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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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$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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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 45th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Thanks for a GREAT 2019 Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival!  Artist applications and information for the 2020 festival will be posted in late February 2020.  The festival is held the last, full weekend in September.  Dates for 2020 are September 25-27.

Festival admission is $10/adult, and once you pay admission you may return throughout the weekend with your festival ticket.  Tickets should be purchased at the gate during the festival.  There are no advance ticket sales.

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.

2020 Daily Festival Schedule

  • Friday, Sept. 25 
  • Saturday, Sept. 26
  • Sunday, Sept. 27

Festival Information

  • Daily festival admission is $10 for adults.  Once you pay admission, you may return throughout the weekend with your festival ticket.
  • Visitors 15 years old and younger are admitted free.
  • Admission to the park during the festival is also free for all visitors.
  • Free festival admission to Park Passport Plus holders (brown passport ONLY), 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.

Artist Information

  • Please check back in late February 2020 for more information

Entertainment Information

  • Please check back in late February 2020 for more information

Food Vendor Information

  • Please check back in late February 2020 for more information

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.