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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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History & Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: The park features its Coastal Exploration Program. From March to Nov., "field trips" allow visitors to join staff educators for alligator viewing, marsh and nature trail exploration and more, including a close-up look at the history and mystery of Atalaya.

  • Historic Home: Yes
  • Historical Significance: Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark, stands as monument to the creativity and generosity of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.

    A noted scholar of Spanish culture and art, Archer Huntington modeled the couple’s winter home in the style of the Moorish architecture of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

    Atalaya is handicapped accessible for the physically impaired.

  • National Historic Landmark: Yes
  • When & How PRT Acquired: Leased in 1960 from Brookgreen Trustees