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Atalaya Castle

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Address: Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
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Neat castle

It's an unexpected large brick complex right in the middle of the park on the water. Has some cool history, but doesn't take too long to explore or tour it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kristin S
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's an unexpected large brick complex right in the middle of the park on the water. Has some cool history, but doesn't take too long to explore or tour it.

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Thank Kristin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I played in this wonderful edifice as children for years. It was always a place of wonder and excitement, letting you imagination go wild as to what life was like back when this place was built. It is very historic and amazing. At Huntington Beach State Park you just head to the right once you were in... More 

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Axton, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love exploring old architecture but this was in shambles. To be in the 1930's it was not taken care of. I wouldn't pay the extra money to tour it. Looks more like a prison, don't let the term Castle fool you.

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Thank deejoyce
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If time permits, a visit to the Atalaya Castle, which are basically the remaining brick bones of this historic home is well worth your time. There is a small charge to visit and you will enjoy the experience more if you take the guided tour which is excellence. We we impressed with the tremendous interest this wealthy east coast family... More 

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Thank southernfriend55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw birds and alligators! Was a good walk to take thru Atalaya! Got great pictures! I will come back with !u G's!ily and take a guided tour! This time we went on our own! Beautiful Structure!

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Thank mcnichols
pittsburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you use your imagination, you can picture the home the way it might have looked in its heyday, but now it's pretty much just a brick shell. It seems as if nature is slowly being allowed to reclaim it, but it would be an interesting segue into Brookgreen gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves visiting Antalya. It is fun for our teens and our little one. Great history lessons for our kids. We love Huntington Beach State Park.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you like history, you would enjoy visiting Atalaya Castle. The architecture is fascinating and it is a beautiful beach castle. An inexpensive activity to do at Huntington Beach State Park.

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Thank Caitlin T
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The castle and grounds are very beautiful. The gardens are well kept and blooming during our visit. Many photo opportunities.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Depending on who gives the tours this can be an excellent or just very good and informative tourist destination. You can go through Atalaya on your own but will miss some history of the area. Atalaya Castle is also located in Hunting Beach State Park that has some excellent wildlife and birding opportunities. I would say this is more for... More 

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