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Atalaya Castle

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Address: Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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If you're into history, this is a place for you.

Not really a castle, but more of a huge castle style house. The layout, history, and location on the beach is the draw. We have been there several times, taken two granddaughters... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DJ M
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it is a step back in time to see how see how people vacationed in the past. the cost of admission is $5:00 to huntington state park. the beach access is great

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Thank Arthur C
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really a castle, but more of a huge castle style house. The layout, history, and location on the beach is the draw. We have been there several times, taken two granddaughters, and still looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank DJ M
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your into architecture or construction this is the place to visit. A custom built summer home for the rich and famous. By today's standards it's pretty basic, but for the period it must have seemed wonderful.

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Thank Hozlosky
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a fascinating building designed in a Moorish style ( Mr Huntington was considered the top expert on El cid.) Mrs Huntington was a reknown sculpturor and her sculpture facilities are a major portion of the house including pens where shekept live bears, horses etc as models.

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Thank Frank K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the stop if you are in the Mrtyle Beach area. We were camping at the park. I would recommend that you pay the extra $3 for the audio tour. It makes the history of it come to life and make sense. The walking was easy and the tour didn't take too long which is important for my... More 

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West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We attended the Christmas Open House at Atalaya (I had been there previously also). I think the Open House, when some of the rooms are decorated give you a better idea of what the house was in its day. The people that decorated the rooms were able to tell the story and give you a sense of how the Huntington's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Moorish house with inner courtyard. We did not have a tour which would have made it more interesting. Was disappointed in the poor condition of the house.

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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the state park so decided to visit this home. Hearing that it was built by a wealthy family in the 1930's, I was expecting a grand vacation home built along the coastal beach. Approaching the house, it looks more like a fortress or prison. It was worthwhile to take the tour with the electronic narration since... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely Stunning. Would love to have gotten to live here back in the day. Parts are beginning to really fall apart but since it's an old brick building it's expected (probably cost millions to fix up). $2 to get in is worth it but leave the children at home because they probably wouldn't understand the beauty.

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Had no idea Huntington Beach and Atalaya Castle was such a great destination. The history of the place is overwhelming. So glad we finally made time to visit this place. Can't wait to share it with vistors -

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