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“weekend with friends and family”

Gay Dolphin Gift Cove
Ranked #6 of 52 Shopping in Myrtle Beach
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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 September 30, 2013

Nice gift shop, It want some sea like gifts to take home this is the place to go the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Felicia B
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Had heard this was a must on the trip. It is a huge store with layers of floors and items. Some look very old and have years of dust on them to prove their age and some items are modern and new. Prices were high but, not for a tourist souvie store. Store was dirty and did not get a friendly word from anyone working there the entire hour we were in there. I guess it is an icon and in its day may have been great. We were not impressed and bought our souvies at other Myrtle Beach Stores.

Thank IMHO2
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I researched this place before we went and it sounded awesome but I was so disappointed. Most of the stuff they have is either not related to Myrtle Beach or someones junk from their basement. This place was huge and way way too much to look at. After a while my boyfriend got so annoyed. We could not find anything that said myrtle beach. When we found a couple things and we started to check out they had several different stations so we did not know where to check out. We finally did and the cashier was not friendly at all. Kind of gave off a creepy vibe. I would recommend any other gift shop than this one.

Thank Elaine F
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mkerscher9, Manager at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2015

I am so sorry that you had a negative experience, and hope that your trip to Myrtle Beach was still enjoyable. Our store is very large, so it is easy to have a difficult time finding your way around, but we have two entire sections of nothing but Myrtle Beach souvenirs. Again, I am sorry for your experience, and will share this with our staff, so that whichever cashier you dealt with will be aware that you were displeased. Our staff typically are very friendly and happy to help in any way possible.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Used to go there as a teenager! Wow, still has a lot of the same items I remember. Carries a lot of unique items, only the building smells a little old.

Thank rocky00cww
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Hoped to find a few tshirts, but not much selection. Not even and Myrtle Beach beer can coozies. It is jam packed with little room to move. We had better luck at Eagles and Wings.

Thank ALinker87
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