A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open. Sea breeze camping and fishing from a jetty or in the surf. And some of the finest bird watching on the East Coast. That's not all Huntington Beach State Park has to offer. There's also Atalaya, the picturesque, Moorish-style winter home of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington, sculptress and philanthropist, respectively, who left the park and adjacent Brookgreen Gardens as their legacy. Nature lovers also will enjoy the park's Environmental Education Center and wide variety of programming, including the chance to see loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species up close. The park's freshwater lake is a sure-fire place to see alligators and sometimes even a mink or two.