: The park was the first South Carolina State Park to open in 1936. It includes one mile of undeveloped beach in Horry County. The park's maritime forest has been declared a Heritage Trust Site.
The maritime forest includes live oak and southern magnolias. Other unique features include sea oats located on the dunes and an expansive sand dunes system along the beach.
: Unique wildlife includes nesting loggerhead sea turtles, bald eagles, least terns and various neo-tropical migrant birds.
: At the park you can see Atamasco and the diversity of maritime grassland flora during the fall months is spectacular.
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