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“Disability accessible walk on the wild side”

Huntington Beach State Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

My husband uses a wheelchair these days, so we're always looking for places where we can stroll outdoors on smooth walkways, boardwalks, and greenways. Huntington Beach is a natural wonder--pristine beaches, marshes, inlets, birds, alligators (safely sunning in the marsh)--within reach for anyone in a wheelchair (or stroller). A boardwalk path leads up to the beach (you will need a beach chair to actually get across the sand), providing sweeping ocean views. Stroll the paths and side roads through the marsh to see alligators, herons, egrets, and ducks; and don't miss the wooden Marsh Boardwalk out over the water. The water is so clear below you can see crabs scuttling along the sand, and the built in benches make this a perfect spot to sit for a bit with a book, binoculars, or a picnic lunch. What a relaxing, quiet, and all-natural alternative to the bustling action of the Grand Strand. There's also a small gift shop selling snacks and drinks, plus clean, disability-accessible restrooms. If you're able and depending on the season, bring bikes, swim and sand gear, food, and spend the whole day. The park is also home to the Atalaya mansion/fortress. Spend the $2 to tour inside, or walk around the perimeter to get a sense of what it was like to live in this ocean side paradise.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

They have wonderful viewing areas throughout the park that are ideal for anyone, but especially for birding. The beach is also wide and clean and it is a nice change to have dunes, dune grasses, and trees behind you instead of high rises. The house tour is kind of a rip off, as you have to pay extra on top of the park admission.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Lots of different things you may do. Use the beautiful private beach.good walking trails wooded and otherwise. Best birdwatching in Murrells inlet. Large inlet body of water. There's also the residence to tour.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Amazing views.... Beautiful place to visit! We took a lot of pictures and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have camped in the rustic camp area in the shade of the big oak for the last four summers. The walk to the beach is five minutes from this site. The bath house closest is a few minutes away. You park your car less than 100 feet from your site so packing your stuff in and out is relatively easy. Lots of wild life. Prepare for rain showers. Safe guard all your food in the trunk. Racoons will relish all that you leave at the campsite, and will ransack your cooler. Bring bug spray. Another great thing about Huntington, you are ten minutes from the mainland restaurants, grocery stores, pubs with live music, etc... There isn't a better place primitive camping on a South Carolina beach.

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