Huntington Beach State Park Campground

by | Sep 4, 2019

We were going to skip the beach this year. After a number of years traveling throughout Florida, we wanted new places to visit and sites to see. I had a friend share about a camping trip to Huntington State Park Campground between Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet, SC. Little did we know the special treat in-store for us.

All good things come to those who wait

Not wanting to make comparisons to the beaches we traveled to in the past, we discovered there was quite a bit of distance yet to travel from I-95 to the beach. From the Interstate exit, we still had almost 2 hours to reach the campground on State roads. I mentioned to Joan the old adage that all good things come to those who wait. Reading reviews of the campground and looking at pictures on the web in no way prepared us for this amazing campground.

The campgrounds

huntington beach campground mapThis was a splurge stop for us. We saved a little extra knowing the full hook up sites would be pricey, but all roads were paved, concrete sites, full hook-ups with 50 amps and sewer (rare for a State park) and even reasonable Wi-Fi (even more rare for a State park). The premium area looked new, with fresh concrete; even the bath and laundry facility had little use. There is a second loop of campgrounds at the north end of the park. These were older, 30 amps only and no sewer with 3 dump stations outside the entrance. These were very spacious and like the premium area, many had large live oaks providing shade. Some kinda’ pretty!

The beach

Huntington Beach State Park CampgroundI have to share about the beach. The park is large, 2500 acres and the beach seemed to be endless. There were many times we could count the amount of people in our area on one hand. Great sand, cool water, reasonable waves and a great breeze made the beach experience exceptional.

But the beach is just one of the attractions. Numerous walking and biking paths were scatter throughout the park, great views of the marshes, wildlife (we saw deer several times), bird watching, playgrounds for the kids and the spectacular Atalaya Castle.

Great restaurants

Then there is the food! Leaving the campground and traveling north 2 miles, you enter Murrells Inlet and what is known as “food row”. Wow! Dozens of amazing restaurants offering simple to five star seafood dishes. We blew the budget and ate out 4 times in one week. From the great food to the live music, we just could not get enough.

What a great trip – campground, beach, castle, hikes, beautiful scenery and amazing food. We just could not get enough of Huntington Beach State Park Campground and the surrounding area.

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