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Every getaway to the Myrtle Beach area leaves vacationers with lifelong memories — and, for most, a recharged battery and an improved attitude after some time in the sun, surf and sand. But sometimes you want to grab a little more concrete memento of your visit to the Grand Strand (not to mention beach souvenirs to take back to friends and family members back home).
The next time you’re looking for that perfect keepsake to commemorate your good times in the Myrtle Beach area, check out one of these top Grand Strand gift shops:
Gay Dolphin Gift Cove — Beachwear shops aren’t hard to find in the Myrtle Beach area, and most stores in the area can sell you souvenirs and beach-themed trinkets, but this local institution on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is worth going out of your way to check out. Offering 70,000-plus unique items under one roof, the Gay Dolphin has been sending Myrtle Beach vacationers home with souvenirs since 1946. Separated into 50 different sections called “coves,” the store’s 35,000 square feet and 10 levels are filled with items ranging from seashells and T-shirts to whoopee cushions and personalized bike tags/license plates. Visit the Gay Dolphin Facebook page.
The Wacky Rabbit — This shop located less than a mile from Ocean Reef Resort on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach specializes in gifts and home décor. Visit to find unique dishware, seasonal home decorations, throw pillows, artwork and other gifts for nearly any occasion. Learn more at thewackyrabbit.com.
Eagles Beachwear — This coastal Carolinas chain has 20-plus shops located between Surf City, NC, and Charleston, SC, with most of them concentrated on the Grand Strand and one located just a couple blocks inland from Ocean Reef Resort. This is a great place to visit for any clothing you may have forgotten to pack (offerings include men’s, women’s and kids’ T-shirts, sweatshirts, pants and hats), as well as essential beach gear like towels, beach bags and inflatables. A long list of beach souvenirs is also available. For more info, visit the store’s website at eaglesbeachwear.net.
Tsunami Surf Shop — With nearly 10 Grand Strand Locations, this retailer is one of the largest and fastest-growing surf shops in the Carolinas. Offering nearly everything related to surfing and the surfing lifestyle — including gear, apparel and beach accessories — it’s the perfect spot to visit for anything you’ll need before digging your toes into the sand (or hanging 10). Featured brands include Billabong, Costa, Element, Guy Harvey, Hurley, O’Neill, Quicksilver, Rip Curl, Southern Marsh and many more. To learn more, visit tsunamisurfshops.com.
Once you’ve wrangled the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, head back and enjoy the gift you’ve already given to yourself and your vacation crew — the comfortable oceanfront accommodations and wide-ranging amenities at Ocean Reef Resort. Go ahead — splurge and book your Myrtle Beach getaway today. You deserve to treat yourself and your family to an amazing Grand Strand vacation.