We love experiencing kayaking in new destinations, and the East Coast of the USA offers boundless opportunities with its access to the Intra-coastal Waterway, the ocean and its many rivers.

On two separate trips to Myrtle Beach, we experienced two different kayaking tours. One through the salt marshes at Huntington Beach State Park in South Myrtle Beach, and the other a little more inland on the Waccamaw River. 

Salt Marsh Kayaking tour, Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park is on the coast of South Carolina. Its Atlantic beach and wetlands are inhabited by sea turtles, alligators and rich birdlife. 

Explore more in Huntington Beach State Park Region

Huntington Beach State Park is stunning on land or water, so choose to spend time exploring more of this South Carolina state park. You’ll find easy trails, a boardwalk, and a wide white sandy beach.

Kayak the Waccamaw River

There was not another soul in sight, just us and our guides, respectfully keeping their distance but teaching us so much about the ecosystem of this region as we went by. 

While Here: Visit Historical Conway

With oak-lined streets and historical buildings, it’s known as one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. 

Pick up a map from the visitor center to do a self-guided tour of the many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.