It is no secret that the sun and sand are THE attraction for visitors to the Grand Strand. Going to the beach is free, but you’ll need a few things before you hit the surf. Stop at one of these stores to gather supplies, souvenirs, picnic items and have a little fun in the process.

In 1946, Justin and Eloise Plyler opened a small gift shop on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Now, the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is the largest gift shop on the East Coast, with 26,000 square feet and 70,000 items, ranging from shark’s teeth to Hummel figurines.

Bargain Beachwear
With 11 locations from North Myrtle Beach to Surfside, Bargain Beachwear has the best collections at the lowest prices. They offer jewelry, accessories, swimwear, sundresses, sunglasses, towels, body boards, beach games, and much more.

Beach Life Resortwear
Offering a large selection of beach towels, swimwear, sunscreen, souvenirs, and more, a trip to Beach Life Resortwear will be your one-stop shop. And, with a store in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, there’s always one close by.

I ♥ Myrtle Beach Resortwear
Conveniently located near the Myrtle Beach airport, it’s easy to stop here on your way into town. Take this magazine with you for a free gift with purchase.

Eagles Beachwear
With 15 locations along the Grand Strand, Eagles Beachwear is your source for all things beachy, from brightly colored coozies to stylish swimsuits and souvenirs for everyone back home.

Tsunami Surf Shop
Tsunami Surf Shop has nine locations, all with a fun surfer vibe. This is the place to find your new favorite pair of flip flops or a new board to ride the waves. And while you’re shopping, you can pick up all your beach supplies as well!

Piggly Wiggly
Are you big on the pig? Let Piggly Wiggly do your shopping while you focus on more important vacationing. Place your order for pick-up or delivery at

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