Visitor Center

Visitor Center


Area name

Visitor Center

Area Location

Starting in Murrells Inlet, take US 17 south for approximately 4.3 miles, then turn left into the park. Drive to the end of the causeway and parking in the lot. Turn right at the T intersection take a left for .2 miles to the Visitor Center.

Area Map


Hours of Operation: from 6am-8pm during November 4 – December 1, 6am-6 pm during December 2 – 31, 6am-10pm during April 1 – November 3.

Admission: $5 for adults.

The Visitor Center is located within the boundaries of Huntington Beach State Park.

Like guided walks? Offered each Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 in March through October.



Key Birds


Brown Pelican, Black-crowned Night-heron, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis, Bald Eagle. Common Ground Dove, Seaside Sparrow.


Anhinga, Reddish Egret, Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Glossy Ibis, Wood Stork, Wilson’s Plover, Sandwich Tern, Least Tern, Painted Bunting.


Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Northern Gannet, Great Cormorant, American Bittern, American Black Duck, Cavasback, Redhead, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Common Eider, Black Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Sora, Virginia Rail, Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Red Knot, Purple Sandpiper, Bonaparte’s Gull, Great Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Razorbill, Cave Swallow, Sedge Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow.