Huntington Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach may get all the glory, but those who venture just a little bit further south are in for a treat. Huntington Beach State Park in coastal South Carolina  is a stretch of breathtaking beachside and marshland that’s populated by sea turtles, maritime birds, and yes, alligators -- not to mention a Moorish-style castle dating back to the 1930s.

Whether you come for bird-watching, fishing, or just kicking back and taking in the breezy beachside view, Huntington Beach State Park is the perfect place for a South Carolina getaway. Here’s what you need to know to get there in comfort and style!

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Spring 44-87 F
Summer 71-90 F
Fall 46-84 F
Winter 37-61 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Huntington Beach State Park

It may come as no surprise, but here at RVshare, we’re utterly convinced that RV camping is the absolute best way to see any destination -- and that includes Huntington Beach State Park. When you travel by motorhome or trailer, you combine all the freedom of the wide-open road with the comfort and convenience of having your own private spot. (Psst: don’t have a rig of your own yet? No worries! Check out the RV rental listings available in your area through RVshare.)

The state park itself boasts more than 170 campsites, 107 of which offer water and electric and 66 of which are full hookup sites complete with sewer connections. That said, this beachside spot is sure to fill up quickly, especially during popular travel seasons -- so if you need a plan B, check out the following nearby campground locations.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Located just minutes away from the park, Ocean Lakes Family Campground offers resort-style amenities friendly for campers of all ages. Whether you’re towing a tiny trailer or motoring along in a big rig, chances are good that you’ll find a spot at this one-of-a-kind location… after all, it encompasses an impressive 310 oceanfront acres and boasts more than 850 campsites, making it the largest campground on the east coast (and one of the largest in the country!).

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: nature center, church, golf cart and bicycle rentals, recreational activities

Myrtle Beach KOA

If you’ve been camping for a while, chances are you’ve stayed at a KOA -- its affordable, reliable accommodations are industry standard. Fortunately, nearby Myrtle Beach KOA combines a resort-style stay with bargain pricing. Win-win!

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: bike rentals, community pavilion, dog park, year-round pool, fishing

Pirateland Family Camping Resort

Ready to say arrrrr? With over 50 years in memory-making experience, a stay at Pirateland Family Camping Resort is sure to put a smile on every face on board your rig -- especially given its huge range of on-site activities, including an Olympic-sized pool, water park, lazy river, and organized, family-friendly activities.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: onsite water park and lazy river, Olympic-sized pool, laundromat, outdoor chapel, organized activities and more

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What to Do at
Huntington Beach State Park

Inside Huntington Beach State Park

You don’t have to do too much detective work to figure out what’s drawing people to Huntington Beach State Park. It’s right there in the name: the beach!

That said, there’s plenty more to do along this sandy stretch than kick back with the latest novel (not that that’s a bad idea, either). Here are some of the most popular activities that draw visitors to Huntington Beach State Park.

Nature walking and running - With three miles of pristine, untouched beach to meander along, you can get your exercise along with a breath of fresh, sea-breezy air. And since Huntington Beach is dog-friendly, Fido can come, too!

Bird and wildlife watching - From egrets to sea turtles and lots of other critters in between, if you’re interested in coastal wildlife, Huntington Beach State Park is a great place to see some.

Fishing - Plumb the depths of the ocean for tonight’s dinner, or just for fun -- but if you’re not going to eat it, be sure to throw it back!

Atalaya Castle - This Moorish-style edifice dates to the 1930s and was the winter home of winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, philanthropist and sculptor, respectively, who left the park and adjacent Brookgreen Gardens as their legacy. (And yes, it’s open for visitors!)

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How to Get to
Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park is located just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina along U.S. Route 17. You can find the park by keying the following address into your navigational system:

Huntington Beach State Park

16148 Ocean Highway 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

Entering Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park is open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily, with hours extended to 10 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time. Atalaya Castle is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, with hours extended to 5 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time.

Huntington Beach State Park Adults : $5.0

Huntington Beach State Park Seniors : $3.25

Huntington Beach State Park Youths : $3.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Huntington Beach State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Huntington Beach State Park?

You can visit Huntington Beach State Park year-round. Summer weekends can get quite crowded, though, even causing traffic jams on the nearby highway. If your goal is birding, use the state park site’s birding checklist to time your visit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Huntington Beach State Park?

The 300 species of birds are the main wildlife attraction at Huntington Beach State Park. These include storks, loons, pelicans, ibises, spoonbills, mergansers, ducks, Canadian geese, grebes, osprey, golden eagles, woodpeckers, owls, and egrets.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Huntington Beach State Park?

Yes, there are designated RV camping spots at the park. There are 106 standard sites with electric and water hookups and 66 sites that also have a sewer hookup. This park is open year-round.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Huntington Beach State Park and what is the cost?

Most reservations are made online from the state park website, but it is not required. The cost varies by season but averages around $45 a night in season and $36 per night in the off-peak seasons.

Are pets allowed at Huntington Beach State Park?

Dogs are allowed everywhere at Huntington Beach State Park, except on the north side of the beach and in the buildings. They must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash. Please remove all pet droppings.