Maritime Forest

Maritime Forest

Overview

Area name

Maritime Forest

Area Location

Head east on Highway 544 from the intersection of US17 and Highway 544 by Surfside Beach for approximately 1.8 miles and turn left onto Kings Highway. Follow this road for 1.9 miles where the entrance to the park will be on your right. Enter the park and explore!

Area Map

Access

Myrtle Beach State Park

Admission: $4 for adults.

Hours of Operation: open daily in summer months from 6:00am – 10:00pm and 6:00am – 8:00pm in winter months.

Facilities

Background

Key Birds

Resident

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

Summer

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

Winter

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.