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.
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