(Huntington Beach State
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.
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.
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 /
Updated: August 6, 2006
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