Rave Reviews of Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet

It’s constant, the search for fun things to do in North Myrtle Beach. The list is also vast! And Huntington Beach State Park seems to make the best lists.

As the weather warms, the call to the park increases.

Ever been to Huntington Beach State Park? We hope we’ll introduce you to new things here to explore. If it’s your first time, you’re in for a treat.

Tips for Visiting a State Park

They’re gems, and there are a couple here in the Myrtle Beach area. Here are a few suggestions for when you visit.

  1. Bring binoculars

Take in majestic views on your hike, and check out wildlife from afar. Lightweight, waterproof models are best, with 7x to 12x magnification.

  1. Have a mission

Whether it’s fishing, hiking, or relaxing on the beach, have a plan and dress for your activity. Decide on a self-guided or guided tour.

  1. Plan your time

Sunrise on the beach? A post-lunch session with an educator program? Evening hike? Plan it out!

A New Review of Murrells Inlet’s Huntington Beach State Park

You’ll love the total experience. You get a sense of adventure from the wilderness side. But there are conveniences such as clean bathrooms, too.

ATALAYA

A historic site, formerly a winter home, circa the 1930s. Enjoy Spanish Moor-inspired architecture steps away from the beach.

BEACH

Enjoy each access. The beach here is pristine with a condo-free view, a welcome diversion from the hubbub of Myrtle Beach. Shelling is stellar here,

BIKE TRAILS

The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway runs through the park, on a flat, paved trail. You can take it from Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Island by following Share the Road signs.

 

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BIRD WATCHING

Find a stunning array. See buntings, cormorants, eagles, herons, ibis, spoonbills, and more. The causeway and jetty are hot spots.

BOARDWALK

It begins in the parking area and sets out into the saltwater marsh. Stop at the observation area for views and copious birding.

CAUSEWAY

An icon of the park, the causeway is an elevated walkway that allows you to see the splendors. Wildlife, including alligators, birds, and turtles, live in the beautiful marsh here.

DOGS

Huntington Beach State Park is friendly to dogs on the south end. Dogs are not allowed in Atalaya or on the north side of the park.

EGRETS

More than 100 of each of the two species of this magnificent bird — the Great and Snowy — live here. A congregation of egrets is beautiful to behold.

FISHING

Cast a line from the surf or jetty. You’ll need a South Carolina fishing license. Common species include bluegill, carp, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, rainbow trout.

GIFT SHOP

Pick up convenience items and gifts, and don’t forget T-shirts as souvenirs. Take photos in the giant beach chairs outside the shop.

KAYAKING

Access the marsh for kayaking a mile north, at Oyster Landing. Kayaks aren’t allowed in interior water bodies. These include Mallard Pond, Mullet Pond, and Sandpiper Pond.

NATURE CENTER

Learn so much about fauna and wildlife, and get easy access to the boardwalk. It’s a small but interesting center and worth the visit.

RESTAURANTS NEARBY

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

SALTMARSH

Venture at low tide to see corals, oyster beds, and birdwatching opportunities. Book a kayak tour, too.

SEGWAYS

Available by rental or tour, segways are great ways to see the park and area. We recommend booking ahead of your visit.

ULTIMATE OUTSIDER STAMP

Do you collect Ultimate Outsider Stamps? If you get one from all 47 South Carolina parks, you’ll get a free T-shirt. Pick up a guide online or on-site.

WALKING TRAILS

Walk the Boardwalk, Kerrigan Nature Trail, or Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail. All Huntington Beach State Parks trails grade easy. They’re a nice way to see nature while getting in your steps.

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