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“Walk the beach to the jetty” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Walk the beach to the jetty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This park is pretty basic in terms of restroom facilities, etc, so don't expect a lot there. However, if you enjoy bird watching, there are usually plenty to see along the marsh walkways. The Atalaya "castle" is worth seeing once. Basically, it is the unfurnished, unrefurbished property which served as the summer home of the Hungtington's (Brookgreen Gardens benefactors). Beach walking is fun here because it's uncrowded and not cluttered with hotels/condos, etc. Walking north to the jetty, affords one a full view of the sandy beach from Murrell's Inlet up to Mrtyle Beach. We saw a huge tarpon cast to the beach by the ocean, along with lots of crabs scooting into their burrows. From the jetty point, we saw several pods of dolphin playing around. The north pavilion seems to be a haven for flies, so I don't recommend it for picnicking.

Visited September 2012
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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“Tour was fairly priced of Atalaya”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Beautiful beach, interesting small castle where the Huntington's came for the winter. Beauty all around. My Mother is a Senior and I feel you discriminate by only allowing Seniors from SC to obtain discount.

Visited September 2012
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Paris, Canada
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

The park is an excellent location to observe; birds, aligators, marine animals and nature in general. There are camp sites and "Atalya", a must see while there. The beach might just reveal some good shells, it is a great beach to walk, The park offers a number of nature progrms. If you enjoy photography then this is the place for you.

Visited September 2012
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Clayton, NC
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Huntington let us down Sept 2012”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We live in NC where admission to state parks is free. We paid $10 to get in plus $2 each to tour the "castle". I feel that is too much considering the bathroom didn't even have soap or paper towels. The overall feel was very run down to me. We were disappointed the we drove 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach to get there and the beach was exactly the same as where we were staying. We found old dilapadated facilities to clean the sand off before your car ride. Will not be back!

Visited September 2012
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NC
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“Wonderful Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

One of my favorite SC beaches! Beautiful...alligators, hiking trails, historic house, fishing, beaches...Bring bug spray just in case sometimes the mosquitos can be bad at night

Visited September 2012
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