Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean HWY | Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 | Phone: 843-237-4440 | Fax: 866-890-3977 |

History & Interpretation


  • Programs and Guided Tours : The park features its Coastal Exploration Program. From March to Nov., "field trips" allow visitors to join staff educators for alligator viewing, marsh and nature trail exploration and more, including a close-up look at the history and mystery of Atalaya.

  • Historic Home : Yes
  • Historical Significance : Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark, stands as monument to the creativity and generosity of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.

    A noted scholar of Spanish culture and art, Archer Huntington modeled the couple’s winter home in the style of the Moorish architecture of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

    Atalaya is handicapped accessible for the physically impaired.

  • National Historic Landmark : Yes
  • When & How PRT Acquired : Leased in 1960 from Brookgreen Trustees