Small Shops, Big Finds!

Every year, thousands of visitors to our area come for one thing and one thing only–shopping! Whether it’s time for new school clothes or to spruce up your golf wardrobe, there are plenty of choices available and bargains galore for the savvy shopper.

Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach has more than 100 stores, restaurants and a multi-screen movie theater. You’ll find plenty of your favorite stores as well as some unusual shops and boutiques. Pace yourself–there is another mall in the area. Myrtle Beach Mall on the north end of Myrtle Beach features Bass Pro Shop, a guy’s favorite hangout. It’s also where Carolina Improv Company performs to sold-out crowds.

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. Before opening the store, Mr. Plyler loved to watch the dolphins through his telescope and always thought they looked happy and appeared to be smiling. This is where the store’s unique name originated. This is true homegrown destination shopping.

Bargain shoppers, you have come to the right place! Myrtle Beach has two outlet malls filled with bargains from your favorite factory stores. Refuel with a quick bite at one of several restaurants.

One of the most unique shopping destinations along the Grand Strand is Market Common. Located on the site of the old Air Force Base, Market Common has fine dining restaurants, a movie theater and great shopping set in a beautifully designed urban village environment that encourages walking from place to place. Special events are held throughout the year, so check to see what’s planned!

For a day-long destination, head to Broadway at the Beach. You’ll find plenty of shopping, along with attractions, dining and nightlife. If the day’s shopping has left you exhausted, enjoy an adult beverage at Senor Frog’s or Margaritaville. Be sure to check the website for special events throughout the summer months. A little farther north, Barefoot Landing is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, with shopping, dining and an ever changing lineup of entertainment. On the north end, Coastal North Towne Center has more than 30 exciting stores, some not found anywhere else along the Strand.

The Grand Strand shopping experience is waiting!

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