While we were in Myrtle Beach, we decided to take a little day trip to Huntington Beach State Park. We always go to Myrtle Beach because it is the cheapest beach city around, but we do not love the crowds and commercialization that jumps out at you everywhere you turn. We wanted to get away from all of that, and Huntington Beach was perfect. Just perfect. I didn’t take any pictures at the beach, because we had a lot to carry anyway (including a baby) and I am paranoid about my nice camera getting sand in it, but I wish I could have made the effort. It was so smooth and white, and natural looking. Just gorgeous. It wasn’t crowded and Gabe and I found our best seashells of our trip there.
Before we hit the beach, we toured, Atalaya, which was winter home of the Huntingtons, and sits inside the state park. The walls are pretty much all that is left, but it was interesting to see Moorish-inspired architecture on the coast of South Carolina.
There was also an educational center where the kids got to touch a stingray.
All of it was great, but we almost wished that we just went straight to the beautiful beach. It was our best beach day and it got cut short when some storms rolled in.
This a view of the marshland on the way out of the park.