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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Weather
Spring 44-87 F
Summer 71-90 F
Fall 46-84 F
Winter 37-61 F
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Nearby Cities
Surfside Beach, SC
Litchfield by the Sea, SC
Murrells Inlet, SC
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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!)

Outside Huntington Beach State Park

Although there are no shortage of diversions inside the state park itself, there’s also plenty to see and do in the surrounding area -- not to mention some delicious dishes to fuel your fun-filled adventure!

Restaurants

If you want adventure, you’ve gotta have fuel on board -- and we’re not just talking about gas and propane! Here are some of the top spots to grab a nice meal while you’re in the Huntington Beach State Park area.

Litchfield Restaurant

The kind of beloved local watering hole where the locals are known by name (and always get their eggs just how they like them), Litchfield Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely lunch or breakfast. The eats aren’t just delicious, but affordable, thanks to a slew of weekly specials that get you filled up for a trifle.

Type: American

Location: Litchfield by the Sea, SC

Wahoo’s Fish House

Let’s face it: you can’t take a trip to the coast without enjoying some freshly-caught seafood. Whether you’re hankering for crab dip, bacon wrapped sea scallops, or even sushi, Wahoo’s has got what you’re looking for… along with southern favorites like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits.

Type: Seafood

Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Costa Coastal Kitchen and Bar

Maybe it’s date night, or maybe you just want to treat yourself. Fortunately, there’s no bad reason to enjoy upscale Italian dining -- and at Costa, you’ll get fresh, authentic eats that come with a creative, elevated spin.

Type: Upscale Italian

Location: Murrells Inlet, SC

Sightseeing

Need a break from the beach? (Hey, it’s not impossible!) If so, consider these area attractions.

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

With a multitude of restaurants offering everything from seafood to hearty burgers and more, Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk is the perfect place to turn if you’re just not sure what you’re in the mood for… or if you need a little bit of Friday night excitement. Its bars and eateries are always hosting some exciting live event or musician, and the view literally couldn’t be better.

Location: Murrells Inlet, SC

Brookgreen Gardens

Whether it’s the lush southern plant life that draws you or the sprawling collection of American figurative sculpture -- the largest and most comprehensive in the country -- a trip to Brookgreen Gardens is anything but a waste of time. You can even get up close and personal with the locals at the on-site Lowcountry Zoo!

Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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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.

Adults : $5

Seniors : $3

Youths : $3

No matter what brings you to Huntington Beach State Park, we can’t wait to hear all about it -- and potentially share your adventures with our own followers! Tag us in your social media posts or send the details to us directly at [email protected], and keep your eyes on our blog, Facebook, and Instagram. Happy camping!