Central Myrtle Beach Shopping

Be sure and check out these great gift shops, shopping plazas and boutiques while enjoying the array of Central Myrtle Beach Shopping.

The Gay Dolphin, 910 North Ocean Boulevard, (843) 448-6550. This is a landmark that casts a long shadow across its retail neighbors in the boardwalk area, and a must-see in terms of both history and sheer volume of inventory. If you go nowhere else, you have to check out this mega-store that opened in 1944, expanded into a sprawling three-story building over the years, and now claims to be the nation’s largest gift shop with an inventory of over 60,000 sometimes nautical and often quirky items.

Golf Dimensions, 3432 Highway 501, (843) 236-5500, is a mega-golf store with 75,000 square feet of retail space divided into men’s pro shop, ladies’ pro shop and juniors’ pro shop. Another location in North Myrtle Beach is at 2301 Highway 17 South, (843) 272-4640, and golf merchandise and accessories are also available online.

Coastal Grand Mall, U.S. 17 Bypass at U.S. 501, (843) 839-9100. Big stores and little shops may come and go, but at last check this enclosed mall had Belk, Dillards, JC Penney, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, Books-A-Million and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Other great shops include Abuelo’s, American Eagle, Finish Line, Gap, Journeys, Old Navy, Pac Sun, Red Robin and Victoria’s Secret. A Cinemark Theater has eight movie screens and 150 specialty shops offer fast food, home furnishings, jewelry, health and beauty products, footwear and apparel. The mall is adjacent to a family-oriented restaurant district just lying in wait for those who work up a good appetite from all that shopping.

Tanger Outlet Mall, U.S. 501, (843) 236-5100. This is the promised land of brand-name designer goods at deeply discounted prices. There are two Tanger Outlet Malls in Myrtle Beach that send out a siren call to bring in shoppers from far-flung regions of the world for bargains on children’s clothing, accessories, apparel and footwear. The big kid on the block is the Cole Hahn Factory Outlet.

Broadway at the Beach , U.S. 17 at 21st Ave., (843) 386-4662. Within a 23-acre mega-complex clustered around a manmade lake is every conceivable shopping, dining and entertainment attraction within the realm of the imagination. Separate villages define the architecture and content of their citizens — New England, Caribbean, Charleston and Heroes Harbor — all with different kinds of shops and specialty items. IMAX Theater and Carmike Cinema 16 have lots of screens, and you’ll find Kiddie Rides and Nostalgia Park, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Palace Theatre, Coastal Federal Field, Myrtle Waves Water Park, Wonder Works, and so much more.

Magnolia Plaza and Magnolia Town Center, 9714 North Kings Highway, (843) 449-7685, located in the heart of restaurant row.

Northwood Plaza, 76th Avenue North & Kings Highway. Shops include Accents by Carol, Bed Man, Coastal Outdoor, Diamond Collection International, Dollar Tree, Food Lion, Michael & Company, Myrtle Beach Diet & Sweat Express, Palm Shoe Collection, Perfect Fit, Print Master, Reimer Gallery, Rugs Et Cetera, Sign World, Sally Stowe Interiors, Steinmart and Wild Birds Unlimited.

Plantation Point Plaza, 38th Avenue North and Highway 17 Bypass, includes Ayala, Bi-Lo, Cato, Celebrity Video, Color Tile, Dr. Funderburk, Elite Furniture Gallery, La Boutique Froo-Froo, LA Weightloss, Natural Life Foods, Party Maker and Vistana.

Arcadian Shores Commons, Highways 17 Business and Kings Road, is a 325,000-square-foot mix of big-box merchants, major retailers and small shops. The big boxes are Marshalls, Kirklands and Ross Dress for Less.

Homespun Crafters Mall, 114 Highway 17 North, (843) 238-3622. Home of the handmade and unique souvenir item.

Hudson’s Surfside Flea Market, 1040 Highway 17 South, Surfside Beach, (843) 238-0372. This place opened in 1975 as Log Cabin Flea Market, comprised of four tables and the Log Cabin Antique Store. In 1990 a new market building opened with 70,000 square feet and more than 400 vendor stalls. Open April through May Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June through August Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., September Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October through March, Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Big Deal Flea Market, 4761 Highway 501, more than 100,000 square feet under one roof.

Myrtle Beach Flea Market, 3820 South Kings Highway, (843) 477-1550. Across from Myrtle Beach State Park, its hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June through September it’s open seven days a week, in October open Wednesday through Sunday, and from November through May it’s open Thursday through Sunday. Indoor vendor stalls in five interconnected buildings are air conditioned and heated, perfect for whiling away an inclement weather day.

Martin’s PGA Tour Superstore, 1400 North 29th Avenue, (843) 839-4653. Everything of any conceivable use to a golfer (or tennis player) can be found within this good-sized sporting goods outlet, a veritable smorgasbord of variety and selection.

Two Christmas shops bring the winter holidays to your summer vacation: Christmas Mouse, 2306 South Kings Highway, (843) 448-7644 and Christmas at the Beach, 4628 Factory Stores Blvd., (843) 236-5230.

Waccamaw Factory Shoppes, 3200 Pottery Drive, (803) 236-6152, was once the third-largest outlet shopping complex in the nation, with more than 100 stores in 750,000 square feet of space on 80 acres. Outlet stores now Bon Worth, Big & Tall, DKNY Jeans, Adidas, Dress Barn, Fossil, Famous Footwear, Pepperidge Farm, the Gold Outlet and Liz Claiborne.

The Outlet at Waccamaw, US 501 west of the Intracoastal Waterway, (843) 236-1400. Three enclosed malls house 125 factory stores including Eddie Bauer, Duck Head Factory Outlet, American Eagle Outfitters, Belk Outlet and J. Crew.

Dick’s Pawn Superstore has four super-sized locations: 1155 Dick Pond Road, Surfside Beach, 1852 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, 4765 Highway 501, Myrtle Beach, and 860 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach.