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“Overwhelming in a good way”

Gay Dolphin Gift Cove
Ranked #7 of 52 Shopping in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Imagine Owen Wilson saying "wow", that's the reaction we first had walking into this place. I'm still not sure we saw everything. Multiple floors of knick knacks. My favorite was the unexpected I Love Lucy merchandise. The Gay Dolphin has a little bit of everything, and possibly a kitchen sink

Thank PalmTreeHugger83
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of souvenirs! On the boardwalk. Great name! Postcards! T-shirts! Knick Knacks! Shells! Did I mention lots of souvenirs?

Thank Jim T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Found something for everyone and souvenirs for people back home. Even found a net that looked like sponge bobs jelly fishing net. Worth the stop.

Thank KitKat584
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We went in to find a hat, not knowing what we were getting ourselves into. This place is insane, overwhelmingly big, ups and downs, SO much stuff. If you are looking for shells, this is the place. If you are looking for ugly mermaid statues, this is the place, if you are looking for some goofy little Myrtle Beach gift, this is the place. Sharks teeth, find them here. You could spend hours looking for something you didn't even know you needed. Like some dang cool looking octopus statues. I don't even know what else to say but this place is massive and crazy and it's got just about everything you didn't know it existed. It really is a must see, don't think I've ever been in a store like this....

Thank Kelly264
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

A great place to poke around for an hour or 2. Massive gift shop with so much variety. Everything from crappy little trinkets to expensive art & decor. There’s so much to see here. Just a cool place!

Thank Heather M
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