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Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

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Address: 916 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3751
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One of the anchor's of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, the Gay Dolphin has...

One of the anchor's of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, the Gay Dolphin has delighted generations of customers since 1946. The most unique gift shop on the Grand Strand, it has twenty-six thousand square feet of fun spread over seven levels. Located directly on the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk between Mr. Joe White Avenue and 9th Avenue North, just south of Plyler Park.

The Gay Dolphin is now wheelchair accessible! An elevator lift was installed in March/April of 2015, which allows wheelchair access to 85% - 90% of the store.

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Kitschy but fun

The Gay Dolphin is a Myrtle Beach icon. It has been there forever and is so much fun to browse through. It is quirky and kitschy. I usually get t-shirts there for my grandchildren... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Galax, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you like to do yard sales this is place for you floors and floors of stuff to look at and lots of collector items if your into what they have

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Thank cathie440
Columbia, South Carolina
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This shop is located on the Boardwalk and has floor after floor of gifts and souvenirs........You can get lost inside!! I never saw a shop this large, enjoyable way to pass a rainy or cold day.

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Thank AllentownBarkley
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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485 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited the store on Christmas eve day. We found parking close for $5 fee for the day. We really enjoyed the Gay Dolphin, what a large store. We found some cute Myrtle beach Christmas ornaments. It is so muich bigger inside, fun for the family shopping for treasures.

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Thank loribob67
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visit every year in December. It's a destination when we do the Boardwalk. There are thousands of gifts and souvenirs here-- everything from the cheap and kitschy to the expensive arty stuff. Since it is multiple levels, is easy to spend a few hours here looking for the perfect keepsake or gift for friends. Every year, we buy for... More 

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Thank queendork76
United States
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

There is so much to look at in this store! There is a little bit of everything ocean related. Prices range from cheap-pricey, depending on your budget and what catches your eye. It is definitely worth the stop. The young man at the register epitomizes southern hospitality. Will definitely remember this store for future visits.

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Thank C W
Michigan
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This place was so huge! It would take at least a couple hours to throughly go through each section. Best place to come for gifts!

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Thank September B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting this store since I was a child. I am now in my fifties! There are many unique gifts to be found here. I love it now as much as I did as a child!

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Thank Vivian R
Thomson, Georgia
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This shop is a typical beach shop except even more crowded, with stuff everywhere! I think kids would like shopping here.

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Thank Donnahood
Simpsonville
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Gay Dolphin is a Myrtle Beach icon. It has been there forever and is so much fun to browse through. It is quirky and kitschy. I usually get t-shirts there for my grandchildren and my daughter loves perusing the beautiful shells from around the world that they sell for reasonable prices. It is a huge store with many levels... More 

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Thank lynyrdb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

There is so much stuff in this store it unbelievable. There or four stories I couldn't tell for sure. Twists and turns and stairs and sharks and fairies and so much more. Doesn't seem to be very organized so you feel like your going in circles. Well priced items. Not much clothing but tons of other things I would never... More 

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