Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, Myrtle Beach

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is located at 910 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States, and calls itself "the nation's largest gift shop". As of 2011, the Gay Dolphin had 26,000 square feet (2,400 m2) and store owner Justin "Buz" Plyler said the store averaged 70,000 items. Located in 50 sections called "coves", including an Elvis Cove, items include "sea shells, brushes for bald men and noisy seat cushions." Larger items have included a fountain with three dolphins costing $7,000 and a life-size cigar store Indian. Tom Pierce's Trader Bill's Shark's Tooth Cove rents space in the building. People can bring in their own shark teeth and have them made into jewelry.
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  • Above your typical gift shop. They have been in business since 1946, they must be doing something right. I enjoyed the variety of items, more than any other gift shop I've been in. Some things...  more »
  • A Great place to visit. More things to buy than you can imagine. Myrtle Beach is not the place it once was but the Gay Dolphin has always been there for as long as I can remember. As a child I...  more »
  • Probably the most "fun" gift shop at Myrtle Beach. This long-time fixture is always a favorite place to find all sorts of great souvenirs. The staff is helpful as well. Honestly the store has so much to see, it's a little overwhelming. You probably need to give yourself a minimum of an hour to even just get an overview of the whole store. Also a good idea to try to see a bunch of stuff in the area and use their pay lot ($8 for the day).
  • If you are ever in downtown Myrtle Beach the gay dolphin gift Cove is a must. You can find almost anything that you are looking for at the gay dolphin. I was very impressed with their selection they have several areas that are just dedicated to one particular item they've got an Elvis area they have a Marilyn Monroe Area they have a dwarf area for your yard Dwarfs. Plan on spending about 45 minutes once you go in there are several floors and well worth your visit.

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