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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Atalaya will be closed for tours Oct. 25-29 for the Atalaya Fall Festival & Haunted Castle. The festival will open Oct. 27 & 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information contact the park office at (843) 237-4440 or huntingtonbeach@scprt.com.

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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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Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Surf fishing and fishing from the jetty are popular pastimes for guests. A valid S.C. fishing license is required.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Saltwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: To access the inlet, a boat ramp is located one mile from the park entrance at Oyster Landing.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary wi-fi is available in our campground and at the park Visitor Center. Please check at the Visitor Center for password information.

  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The park store/gift shop is open year-round and offers limited grocery items, souvenirs, snacks crabbing nets and firewood.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Swimming Area with Lifeguard: Lifeguards are posted during the summer months at a designated spot at South Beach.

  • Swimming: Swimming is allowed in the Atlantic Ocean at other areas at your own risk.

  • Bird Watching: The park is known as one of the best birding sites in the Southeast. A wide variety of birds can be seen at various locations throughout the park, year round. Visit the Nature Center for more information.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: The two mile Sandpiper Pond Trail is ideal for hiking.

  • Interpretive Trails: The 1/4-mile Kerrigan Trail and numerous boardwalks extend out into the saltmarsh and freshwater lagoon for exceptional wildlife viewing.

  • Hiking: Yes