We all love searching for, and finding, the unique and different while exploring shops and boutiques. The Grand Strand has homegrown, locally constructed items and family owned shops that you’ll love.

The idea for the hammock came from native South Carolinian Joshua John Ward, a riverboat captain who found the lumpy, grass-filled mattresses on his boat too hot for the sultry coastal summers, so he designed a hammock so strong and comfortable that its handmade design has endured for more than a century. Stop by the Original Hammock Shop to watch local craftsman make hammocks, expertly weaving rope to make one of the most comfortable and durable hammocks sold.

Local entrepreneurs, Brian and Sassy Henry run the lovely Sea View Inn and also own a local take-out restaurant. In 2006, they began selling Sassy’s recipe for a delicious version of classic southern pimento cheese called Palmetto Cheese. Today this delicious spread is available in 49 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, at 9,200 locations.

Tara Grinna Swimwear is known for its high quality materials and style – and this beautiful resort wear is made locally in Conway, where bargain shoppers will find an outlet store. The Grand Strand also has Tara Grinna stores in North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island.

Even on vacation, accidents happen! From sun poisoning to minor cuts and abrasions, you and your little one will have a safe place to get help. With 9 convenient locations, we suggest you check out Doctors Care, a South Carolina homegrown necessity.

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