We had a great time at Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina (not the one in California).
Many of the campsites are open, so if you don't like direct sunlight, you'd better look for a site on the back loop (sites 100-130 or so). Lots of shade back there, which is where we wre. Also, no fire grills. Some sites have fire pits
, but some don't even have those. We had to run to a shop and buy a little tabletop grill to cook our burgers and steaks and chicken and such.
The bathhouses are very clean. They actually go through them about every two hours and scour them and hose them down with cleanser. Showers are nice and hot. (Yes, we have a shower in our Casita
, but we use the bathhouses whenever possible.)
Tons of wildlife at Huntington Beach. It's an unspoiled area, so there are many, many species of birds there that you won't see elsewhere. Lots of alligators. We even saw a mink on the jettie at the far end of the park. He just hopped around on the rocks, but as soon as I got ready to take his photo, he ducked under where I couldn't get a shot. Strangely, we never saw a raccoon, although one did come in a bite a hole in our garbage bag which we'd left unattended for a few minutes. But we never saw him.