We left Buck Hall Recreation area on February 23 and made the short drive up the coast through the town of Georgetown and on to Huntington Beach SP. We were in a very unpopulated area around Buck Hall, but now it was getting populated as we approached the resort town of Myrtle Beach. I have to admit I was concerned that we would be surrounded by high rise condos and tourist traps. I was pleasantly surprised when we pulled into the SP. This SP was donated to the State of South Carolina by Archer and Anna Huntington. It is the site of their winter home. Mrs. Huntington was a famous sculptor. The SP is now an oasis of non-development along this very developed coast.
The park itself is very nice with large well spaced sites that are a short walk through the dunes from the beautiful beach. All sites are a mix of gravel and sand. Ours was back in the woods, but some are out in an open grassy area. The rate was $22 per night while we were there, but will increase to $55 per night starting March 1 for water and electric. We had excellent Verizon and OTA signals.
It was about a quarter mile walk to the beach and I was amazed when we went through the dunes and it opened up into this view:
I could not wait to get back to the campsite to get my fishing gear together and hit the surf. It was close to 80 degrees and I knew the fishing would not be great, but who really cares when you have surroundings like these.
|I fished for the rest of the day with no luck except the wonderful day.|
|It was so warm, I could wade out in the water. I even took my shirt off to get some sun and keep my shirt dry.|
The next day we decided to take a walk to a jetty that was at the north end of the SP. This jetty was protection to the entrance of the bay and docks just to the north. As it tuned out it was much further than we thought. We ended up walking about 7 miles to get to the end and back. We had a blast and got a bit more sun than we expected.
|Some birds along the way|
|Seashell decorated plant|
|The jetty was paved to the end|
|The end channel marker|
|Waves breaking on the rocks looking back to the SP. Notice the lack of development.|
|Life is good|
|The fishing was slow, but this guy was catching a few.|
|Happy Birthday to our Grandson Cameron|
|The tide was lower than the previous day. I saw this sailboat that had ended up on the rocks. If you look close you can see the winches.|
|My view for the day.|
|We saw this little alligator in the marshy area near the beach.|