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Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

916 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3751
+1 843-448-6550
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Unbelievable Mega-Gift shop

I just couldn't believe the amount and variety of stuff they had in this store! I was looking for a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AnitaS484
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Brooksville, Florida
Extremely huge, multilevels, on the Boardwalk.

Midmorning Wednesday, February 21'st, 2018 was quiet, but so much to see. Some rather unusual... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
5inavan
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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“gift shop” (76 reviews)
“multiple levels” (12 reviews)
“huge store” (10 reviews)
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916 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3751
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+1 843-448-6550
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"gift shop"
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"multiple levels"
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"huge store"
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"shark teeth"
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"christmas ornaments"
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"license plates"
in 7 reviews
"grab bags"
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"unique gifts"
in 8 reviews
"easily spend an hour"
in 4 reviews
"could spend hours"
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"prices range"
in 4 reviews
"something for everyone"
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"this place is huge"
in 8 reviews
"for sale"
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"stuffed animals"
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"little bit of everything"
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"ocean blvd"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I just couldn't believe the amount and variety of stuff they had in this store! I was looking for a ship's bell to use instead of a doorbell at my home and sure enough, found it here. If it has something to do with the...More

Thank AnitaS484
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Midmorning Wednesday, February 21'st, 2018 was quiet, but so much to see. Some rather unusual items, and lots of stuff. We cut through on our way to walk the Boardwalk and could have spent more time finding all the various areas of the store.

Thank 5inavan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never have I seen so many trinkets and souvenirs under one roof. Unique to “see it everywhere” gifts. Great to see a business continue through the good and bad times over the years. Friendly staff that can recommend local places to go.

Thank Michele N
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I've been coming to Myrtle Beach since 1980 when my girlfriend and I 1st visited the Gay Dolphin. In 1981 while on my honeymoon my new wife and we visited the Gay Dolphin again. Back then they had a GIANT rain tree around the metal...More

Thank James R
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We always make time to visit the Gay Dolphin when in MB. Fun little gifts for all and such a neat old fashioned gift shop it would be a shame to miss it.

Thank MirolgaTumen
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great shopping for kids and adults. I have purchased many nautical items for my home here. I have taken friends and well as family here and they continue to return to see what is new.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I'm 25 and since I was a child visiting we always came to the Gay Dolphin for souvenirs and things we needed. I introduced my wife to it a few years ago and we always go before leaving Myrtle Beach. It's just an amazing place...More

Thank Joseph G
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A cute little gift store with all kinds of trinkets and junk for every budget. Can’t complain about $.25 postcards, now can you? Not. The cheapest place for t-shirts though. Free public bathroom!!! Would come back.

Thank Trudy R
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Actually, even if they have it, you probably don't need it...lol. Tons and tons of touristy "trash and trinkets." Everything under the sun is here and one could probably spend hours shopping. The only down side is the amount of merchandise that they have -...More

Thank Hokiechip
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This store has been around for as long as I can remember. I loved coming here as a child and almost 40 years later still loved it. It’s so unique on how it’s laid out. You can find anything and everything here.

Thank Krr1975
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Brian H
4 August 2017|
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Response from The_Indy_Traveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw an elevator. As recent as May 2017
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lewis5533
29 May 2015|
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Response from Dove G |
The gay dolphin has a parking lot that is behind the ripley haunted attraction. During the summer there is an all day fee, but during the winter months it is free. Yes, they have a parking lot.
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