Originally Posted by bodzcampers
I would like to know more about this park. We were at Huntington Beach State Park by Murrell's Inlet last summer for over a week and a week at Myrtle Beach State Park. Like Hunting Beach and the smaller town feel of Murrell's Inlet. We want to go back to the area and I was thinking of checking out this place.
1. Rattle snakes? Really? Or only in theory?
2. Sting Rays in the Water? Really, or only in theory?
3. Does high tide here cramp space on the beach really bad as in some pictures?
4. How is swimming and boogie boarding in the surf here? Awesome at above named places.
5. Jelly fish in the water? Really? Or only in theory?
Lynn (1 of 2 bodzcampers)
If you like the small town feel, you'll love this. "Town" is actually about 12 miles away. They have a nice store, but for groceries, you need to get what you need as you leave civilization, or disconnect and make a day trip to Beaufort.
1. Never seen one. I'm sure they are there, but I've never seen one or heard of anyone seeing one.
2. Yes, they are there.. I grew up on Folly Beach (Charleston) but I've never encountered them. I haven't stepped on any, or seen any.
3. YES. When it's high tide, there is hardly any beach.
4. Swimming can be tricky and rip currents exist. No lifeguards. Boogie boarding is awesome, but that is really dependent on winds and wave conditions. Sometimes it can be flat.
5. Jelly fish are there too, but not really an issue most of the time. There is a period (I don't know when) when I wouldn't go into the water because there are thousands on the beach.
This place is an absolute jewel. It is tight! Trees are close to the road. Take your time and you'll be fine. Don't rush or you will regret it.
Let me know if you have any other questions.