Sandpiper Pond Nature
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- Point of Interest
- Visitor Center
- Picnic Area
- Scenic Observation
- Water Launch
This Huntington Beach State Park trail is ideal for coastal hiking. Nature lovers will enjoy the park’s wide variety of programming, including the chance to see loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species up close.
This easy 2-mile out and back trail meanders past one of the best-preserved beaches in South Carolina’s upper coastal plain. You will walk on a boardwalk which passes over spartina grass and black pluffmud, then through a coastal forest of oaks, red cedars, and many creeping vines. You’ll soon come to a saltwater pond, where observation towers allow you to view a wide array of birds including herons, egrets, and ospreys. Huntington Beach State Park is among the East Coast’s premiere birding destinations, particularly during the winter migration period. If you’re especially interested in birds, continue north along the beach (staying off the dunes) to Murrells Inlet Jetty. It is an additional round trip of six miles. Other trail options within Huntington Beach include the Marsh Boardwalk and Kerrigan Nature Trail.
Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!Directions:
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.