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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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Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Enjoy a stroll along the park’s iconic causeway to view the many types of wildlife, such as birds and alligators, that call the marsh home. 
  2. Take a self-guided audio tour or docent-led tour of Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark. The picturesque, Moorish-style home was the winter retreat of renowned 20th-century sculptor, Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband, philanthropist and Spanish scholar, Archer Huntington. 
  3. Wake up early and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise on the three-mile beach. Then explore the jetty, take a swim, fish or relax with a book. 
  4. Take part in a Coastal Exploration Program with a naturalist to learn about the park’s abundant wildlife or learn a new hobby, such as kayaking, beachcombing or birding. 
  5. Last but not least, stop by the Gift Shop for refreshments and souvenirs!