Interpretive Trail

Kerrigan Nature

(Huntington Beach State Park)


From the parking area in Huntington Beach State Park, it is an easy walk to a boardwalk, which extends onto a fresh­water lagoon. From an observation area, 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: 0.3 mile

Difficulty: Easy

Dog Friendly: Yes

Fees: Admission

Directions: From Myrtle Beach, drive south on US 17 south to Murrells Inlet. Huntington Beach State Park is on the left, three miles south of Murrells Inlet. Enter the park and after you cross the causeway between the two ponds, turn right at the junction, and park in the area near the campground.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at 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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