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Experience the Beauty of Coastal & Island Parks In SC

Coastal and island parks in South Carolina provide a wide choice of outdoor recreation options. Myrtle Beach State Park offers something for everyone. Enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, fishing or horseback riding. The Hammock Coast, located between Myrtle Beach and Charleston features sandy beaches and rivers perfect for kayaking or canoeing. Visit Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Georgetown, or Garden City Beach for a more laidback beach experience. Build a sandcastle, try bodyboarding, or take advantage of nearby golf courses.

Huntington Beach State Park is a fun spot for birdwatching. Hundreds of birds are drawn to the tidal waters and salt marsh, with more than 300 species sighted in the area. View incredible sculptures placed among beautifully manicured gardens at Brookgreen Gardens, the oldest public sculpture garden in the United States. Atalaya Castle is a 30-room mansion overlooking the ocean and dunes. The National Historic Landmark is the site of the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival in the fall. Go deep-sea fishing at Murrells Inlet, sail on a pirate ship, or try your skill at paddle boarding. Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort is worth a visit for the Hunting Island Lighthouse and the nearby Nature Center.

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

An ideal summer destination in South Carolina, the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is found along the Beaufort River. Travel to Beaufort on the South Carolina Coast and enjoy a day under the sun. The park features picnic spots, fishing and boating on the river, and views of Lady's Island, Port Royal Island, and Parris Island.

Each year, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park plays host to Beaufort events like Gullah Festival, Waterfestival, the Shrimp Festival, and the Taste of Beaufort. Make the most of your next visit to coastal South Carolina with a day spent exploring Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park – outdoor recreation doesn't get much better in the Palmetto State.

Hunting Island State Park

Covering over 5,000 acres, Hunting Island State Park is set on Hunting Island near Beaufort on the South Carolina Coast. Established in 1935, the park is operated by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Hunting Island State Park features the Hunting Island Visitors Center, the Paradise Pier fishing pier, and the Hunting Island Lighthouse.

Visitors may also look forward to four miles of beach, six miles of hiking and biking trail, and plenty of scenic coastline.