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Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park

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Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park

My husband and I will be travelling to Myrtle Beach in a few weeks and want to make a day trip of one of these two parks. Which do you recommend and why? We will be travelling with 2 boys, ages 6 and 9. What sorts of activities, attractions, etc would be of interest. They are both very outdoorsy sorts of boys.

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1. Re: Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park

As far as child appeal. not to much difference. MB State park has a pier for fishing and shark watching, closer to "town" for camping etc.

Huntington has more observation area (gators, birds,etc) and Atalaya

"castle", former home of sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington who did a lot of the woks across the highway at Brookgreen Gardens and no pier. Further out of town.

Restroom facilities probably a little better at Huntington and more pic nic area.

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2. Re: Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park

As nanajayne said, you cannot go wrong with either. MB has the pier, which almost everybody enjoys. IMO, Huntington has better beaches. Their programs vary between the parks, so it's worth checking to see which sounds most appealing. I've included some links below.

If you're going to be there on a Monday, Huntington offers a 2-hr kayak tour in the Inlet, which is a big hit with our visitors. It's easy paddling on calm water so it's great for kids. They can arrange tandem kayaks to help the boys if you make your reservations early enough.



Coastal Kayaking: www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638

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