Hiking Trail
Nature Center Boardwalk
(Huntington Beach State Park)


Description: From the parking area, you will walk on a boardwalk that extends into a saltwater marsh where you will pass over spartina grass and pluffmud laced with oysters. About midway is an observation area where you may see a wide variety of shore birds and wading birds. For those serious bird­watchers, some possible sightings may be sandhill cranes, rosette spoonbills, and swallow­tailed kites. The best time to see migratory songbirds is spring and fall. Migratory shorebirds are present during winter, spring, and fall. This is also home for a variety of animals including alligators and loggerhead turtles. Be aware that it is illegal to feed alligators, or disturb turtle nests or hatchlings.

Length: 0.1 mile

Difficulty: Easy

Dog Friendly: Yes

Fees: Admission

Directions: From Myrtle Beach, drive south on US 17 to Murrells Inlet. Continue for 3 miles and the park entrance is on the left. Enter the park and cross the causeway between the two ponds. Turn left at the junction and park in the area on the left.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!

Park Information: Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 / (843) 237-4440

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