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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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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

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