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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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9 floors of gifts/souvenirs

So much stuff to see. A lot of unusual gifts and trinkets. Some of the jewelry was very pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Carrollton, Ohio
Wow! All the souvenirs!

Don't pass this place up! If you can't find a souvenir here, you're not going to find one. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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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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“gift shop” (75 reviews)
“shark tooth” (11 reviews)
“multiple levels” (12 reviews)
916 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3751
+1 843-448-6550
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much stuff to see. A lot of unusual gifts and trinkets. Some of the jewelry was very pretty. Too much stuff. The 9 floors are not numbered, so u can lose track of where you are. Some of the individual shells were very inexpensive...More

Thank b2002lab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't pass this place up! If you can't find a souvenir here, you're not going to find one. Very out of the ordinary place to visit. I was amazed at how big this shop was, as well as my husband. Wow! Not sure how many...More

Thank MsReviewLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gay dolphin is such a unique and exciting place. It's more than a gift shop. I came here as a child and I still want to keep coming back. Every year we come to myrtle beach we have to make a pit stop here!

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must see whether it is for a unique gift or just to browse. So many, many different things and a lot of neat things. Spent 2 hours in here and still did not look at every part of the store but our paid parking...More

Thank time4fun706
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Been going to Gay Dolphin as long as I can remember. Even now my wife and I enjoy walking through the Gay Dolphin every time we visit MB. It is huge and full of all kind of touristy souvenirs. Don't go expecting it to be...More

Thank ElCid83
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place has EVERYTHING! you can literally get lost in there. Great place for unique and inexpensive gifts for all ages and tastes. You can buy a shark tooth or a laser cut paper weight. Best gift shop ever!

Thank meridithstevens
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Gay Dolphin is INCREDIBLE! If you are looking for figures of garden gnomes sitting on lounge chairs, a life-sized fiberglass of young Elvis, a 5' tall fake Egyptian sarcophagus, pretty much anything you can imagine made out out of shells, or at least 1000...More

Thank globedecker
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This gift shop has become somewhat of a tradition. Most of our vacation was at the beach and we chose this as our lone destination for places to see away from the beach. Tons of unique gifts and attractions in the store. The kids and...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This place has been around for a long time and has a wide range of gifts to search through. There are always unique items. It's worth a walk through.

Thank hayhay84
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had such a good time looking around this Myrtle Beach shop- it is insane how much stuff they have! It is almost overwhelming. Staff was really nice and prices were reasonable on most items. A must visit!

Thank H4044SHjenniferp
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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
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.