Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Highway
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Beach-front park with camping, educational center, birding, swimming and a National Historic Landmark
Huntington Beach State Park and the adjacent Brookgreen Gardens were originally all one property owned by renowned 20th century sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband Archer, a noted scholar on Spanish culture. On the beachfront section of their property, the Huntingtons built Atalaya, now a National Historic Landmark, as their winter home and working studio for Anna. Now you can take a tour of Atalaya or enjoy the famed nature and wildlife of Huntington Beach State Park. Recognized as one of the best birding sites on the East Coast, Huntington Beach State Park is comprised of 2,500 acres that supports a diverse assemblage of flora and fauna. Habitats within the park include sandy beach and dune swale econsystems, intertidal rocky shore (jetty), salt, brackish and freshwater marshes, higher elevation maritime forest communities, hammock island ecosystems and three miles of undeveloped beach. The park has an educational center and offers swimming, fishing, nature programs, a gift shop and camping.