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“Great Campground” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843 237 4440
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Atlanta, GA
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“Great Campground”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Huntington Beach State Park is one of the finest campgrounds we have been to in years. While it may be a bit short on amenities compared to some privately-owned camping 'resorts' the natural beauty more then makes up for it. First of all, the sites are very level and spacious. Some are more shaded than others, while some are quite grassy and large. Some are very private and shielded from neighbors, and some are more out in an open field. All are just a short walk across the dunes from the very clean and quiet beach. The beach was awesome at sunrise and sunset and the water temperature was quite comfortable. The overall vibe of the campground was pretty quiet and made for a highly peaceful and relaxing week. Be sure to bring your insect repellant. The mosquitoes are quite active in the evenings, but no worse than many other places. One must remember that the park is among marshes. We saw many birds, alligators, and small critters. Raccoons are very active at night so be diligent about securing your site. There are a number of things to do in the area, and I highly recommend Brookgreen Gardens, which is right across the street. Your entry fee is good for an entire week. This is good, because there is a ton of stuff to take in. If you want tons of commercialism and hordes of people, go up the road to Myrtle Beach. If you want a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere surrounded by natural beauty give Huntington Beach a shot. We will definitely go there again.

Visited July 2013
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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“Nature at its finest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Beautiful natural beaches, good facilities, bird watching areas, picnic tables and grills. Don't miss the alligators and birds on the causeway as you enter the park.

Visited July 2013
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Murrells Inlet, SC
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“Love My Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A beautiful beach to visit and to walk if you like. It is over a mile walk to the causeway and so worth the visit. Great place to collect shells and just enjoy the beauty of nature all around you. We have a yearly pass and use it often.

Visited July 2013
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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“favorite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

walk out on the mile long piers in the marsh to view the many types of birds and wild life. visit the conservation center with its many exhibits and interaction with live sea creatures. visit Atalaya the fascinating summer home of the Archer-Huntingtons. relax on the beautiful beach or search for sand dollars as you stroll along the water. pack a lunch and come for the day or stay at the camp sites in the park to extend your time in murrells inlet. walking trails, biking trails so much to do. nominal entrance fee for day. yearly passes available. a great place not to be missed.

Visited March 2013
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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“Great Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great beach spot - not as crowded as Garden City or Surfside. Beach is very wide - especially at low tide. The north end has good parking and restrooms.

Visited June 2013
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