Friday, November 29, 2013

Atalaya Castle

I recently visited Huntington State Park in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, and had a wonderful time tramping through Atalaya Castle, the oceanside winter home of Archer and Anna Huntington built in the 1930's. It is now on the historic register and open to the public.

Aerial View of Atalaya
 The structure's outer walls are in a square, 200 feet on each side, with the front facing the ocean.

Entrance to Atalaya
 Within the walled structure is a large open inner court. The living quarters consist of 30 rooms around the three sides of the perimeter.

Inner Court Yard

Have you ever visited a romantic castle? This one stirred up a lot of story ideas for me. Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I bet this did get your thoughts moving in a romantic encounter situation. Looks interesting, maybe I'll take a trip and see this place, very interesting.

    1. Thanks, Lillian. You will love Atalaya, I am sure, as well as the great beach to hike on and the park and souvenir shop. We also take a picnic. Tables are abundant. And just across Highway 17 from Huntington State Park is Brookgreen Gardens that Anna and Archer Huntington started in the 1940's to host most of her major art pieces in a lovely garden setting. It has grown huge now with art from the major American artists. Your ticket there can last for 2-3 days to see it all. --Love, Elva