Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, Myrtle Beach

3.8
One of the anchors of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, the Gay Dolphin has delighted generations of customers since 1946. Located between Mr. Joe White Avenue and 9th Avenue North, just south of Plyler Park on the oceanfront. 35,000 square feet spread over ten levels. Not just a gift shop, but a shopping experience.
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  • 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 tha...  more »
  • 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 G...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • What a humongous store. It goes on forever and ever. Honestly it's probably the biggest little shop I've ever seen. The only thing that prevents from giving four stars is it is not that clean. It is packed full of stuff and they do not move things around to clean. I actually seen a cockroach in there. They definitely need to hire a cleaning service or something. Otherwise there is definitely some interesting things to see here
  • If you like your gift shops orderly, stay away. If you like them entertaining, eclectic, and at times downright bizarre, this is a must-see. Yes, some of the wares are junk - but that's what makes this gift shop an attraction unto itself. Also has a real Zoltar machine if you want to turn into Tom Hanks.
  • An iconic shop and Myrtle Beach landmark! I love this kitchy shop and all it's layers. I think it's so cool that I visited here as a kid and now I'm taking my kids there and it's a Memory that they will have as well!
  • Always a great place to stop. Besides having unique items, I love the vintage postcards that they offer. The staff is also very cheery and helpful.
  • It's a Myrtle Beach staple. Great gifts . Great place. Wow. If ya don't come see the Gay dolphin gift cove you missed a souvenir shopping experience.
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