Huntington Beach is a lovely park located on the ocean in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. With a mix of fresh and salt water, the park hosts a variety of wildlife, including one of my favorites, the American alligator.
|The freshwater side of the causeway is a great place to watch alligators at a close (yet safe) distance. They occasionally visit the saltwater side as well so watch your back.||They aren't always this compliant, but this cormorant was quite approachable and stayed close to the sidewalk on the freshwater side of the causeway.|
|Great and snowy egrets can be viewed (often at close distances) feeding in the freshwater and saltwater marshes.||Not only was this the first time I got to see these odd creatures, but I also got close looks at their feeding and preening behavior.|
|The park is home to a wide variety of other wildlife, including wading birds like the white ibis and yellow-crowned night heron, songbirds like cardinals and mockingbirds, and other mammals and reptiles.||After winding past the freshwater and saltwater marshes, the park ends at the Atlantic ocean with a public beach.|