Marsh Boardwalk

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Paved


0.20 miles


One Way



Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Point of Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic Observation
  • Water Launch
  • Information Sign
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


In addition to three miles of beach, much of the park is salt marshes, one of the world’s most productive eco-systems. Much of Huntington Beach’s marsh is now registered under the South Carolina Heritage Trust Program to help preserve its unusually pristine nature.

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From the parking area, you will walk on a boardwalk that extends into a saltwater marsh where you will pass over spartina grass and pluff mud 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. Other trail options within Huntington Beach include the Kerrigan and Sandpiper Pond Nature Trails. Designated a National Recreation Trail, this wooden boardwalk mixed with a crushed hardened surface is great for observing life in the salt marsh. The dock on the end provides an area for viewing magnificent sunsets. 

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


From Murrells Inlet: Drive 3 miles south on Hwy 17. Park entrance is on the left.

From Georgetown: Drive 20 miles north on Hwy 17. Park entrance is on the right.

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Huntington Beach State Park | 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 | (843) 237-4440 | Email

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Lat: 33.50837023999025
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