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Huntington Beach State Park is applying for funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for project 703748 DR-4677-SC for damage suffered during Hurricane Ian. Please click here to review the public notice.

Due to increasing demand and limited parking, temporary park closures have become frequent on weekends and holidays from March 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.

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.

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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 48th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

We hope to see you all September 22-24, 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 & Important Info

  • Daily admission for the festival is $10 per adult (age 16 and older).  Those ages 15 and under are FREE.  
  • Admission may be purchased at the festival gate in the park.
  • The park passport does not allow free entry into the festival and does not give a discount on festival admission.
  • Dogs/pets of any kind are not permitted through the festival gates.
  • Most areas inside the festival gates are not wheelchair or stroller friendly.

Festival Hours

  • Friday, Sept. 22 - gates open at noon and close at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

Artist Information

2023 Food Vendor Information

Our food vendors for the 2023 Festival, are:

  • Del’s Lemonade
  • Let’s Ride BBQ
  • Fish Shak
  • EZ Cheezy
  • Surf Dawgs
  • Caribbean Jerk Chicken
  • Sunshine’s Sweet Creations
  • Dixieland Kettle Corn
  • Kona Ice

2023 Entertainment Information

Friday, Sept. 22

  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Marcus Cannon
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Mark McKinney & Company

Saturday, Sept. 23

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Jimmy Roca
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Jenni Lynn Gardner Trio

Sunday, Sept. 24

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Fair Trade
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Rick Cannon & The Dawn Patrol

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 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.

Check out our Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival photos gallery at the bottom of this page!

We invite you to share your festival photos using #SCStateParks or you can also upload your photos below!. We may feature your shots on our social media, website or in our marketing photos. 

We hope to see you at Atalaya soon!


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