Beach State Park)
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
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.
Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at
to make your reservations today!
Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576.
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