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Huntington Beach State Park, SC

 Huntington Beach State Park is located on the Atlantic Ocean just south of Murrells Inlet. It's a very pleasant, mostly open with a few scattered trees. We used to stop at Myrtle Beach SP, but never were happy being stuck in the dark woods. Huntington Beach has become our stop of choice.

843-237-4440

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Check-in is at the Ranger Station/Gift Shop, located beside the parking lot for the day-use area. They've done something very useful here to help choose a site - they have a binder with a photo of each site.

Date of visit: Nov 2010

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Since we were going to be here the weekend before Thanksgiving, we decided to make a reservation. We selected site 14 - sunny but with a couple of shade trees nearby.

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Last year, arriving without a reservation, we used the campground map and the photo of the site in the binder to select site 3 - a very pleasant site surrounded by grass and scattered trees.

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The two older bathhouses have recently been totally renovated and are now more weather-proof. Free hot showers are provided and facilities were quite clean.

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Site 9 is right beside one of the two paths to the beach; the other is between sites 33 and 35.

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This is looking down the road with sites 74 to 88.

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The loop containing sites 103 to 133 is more wooded than the rest of the campground. Sites are well-separated from each other.

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Sites 110 and 112.

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Looking down the road that services sites 59 to 73.

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There is a more modern bathhouse off the wooded loop.

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The beginning of one of the walkways to the beach is beside site 9. It starts off through the bushes...

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...but soon opens up as you approach the beach.

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The wide beach, stretching for miles, is attractive to fishermen as well as warmer-weather swimmers.

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A short walk from the campground will take you Atalaya, the winter home of Archer and Anna Huntington, founders of Brookgreen Gardens.

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We had the time to explore the Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail this year. It's about 1.2 miles from the campground to the end of the trail; one can retrace one's steps to return to the campground or walk back along a paved road.

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Along the path are several observation decks looking out over a salt marsh and pond.

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The beach and ocean are off to the left of the pond.

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This group of scrub live oaks looks like one large tree that has been partially buried.

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A couple of young girls drew this timely chalk picture on one of the campground roads.

Amenities

Three-holer dump station

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $26-29

133 RV sites with W/E(30A), 6 walk-in tent sites

Coord: 33.50496 N, 79.06482 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

The Atalaya Mansion

Brookgreen Gardens

Swimming, fishing

Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail

 

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