You may not find any treasures buried in the sands on the Grand Strand, but you can shop for treasures at any of the many shopping centers and markets open for business here in Myrtle Beach. From beach stores and souvenir shops to flea markets and farmer’s markets to upscale boutiques, malls, and outlets, we have it all for you to shop ’til you drop.

Before you head out on your hunt, here are answers to some FAQs you may need to know!

Q: Are there any factory outlets in the Myrtle Beach area?

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A: Yes, there are two Tanger Outlet Centers in the Myrtle Beach area: one off Kings Road on the north end of Myrtle Beach and one off Highway 501 in the Carolina Forest area. Each outlet center has its own unique offerings of national brand shops, so check out to decide on which Tanger is the best direction for your shopping wants and needs. Both locations host a food court and surrounding parcel bars and restaurants.

Q: What open-air shopping complex options are there in the Myrtle Beach area?

A: There are several open-air shopping complexes conveniently located in a variety of areas in Myrtle Beach. Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway. More than 50 shops (from high-end brands to local offerings), dining, and entertainment venues wrap around a picturesque lake for hours of fun. The massive 350-acre Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach is another shopping, dining, and entertainment complex that is a true family destination. And The Market Common, located on the former Air Force Base, is a mixed residential/retail uptown community of charming tree-lined streets with unique boutiques and upscale national brand stores, bars and cafes, a movie theatre, bowling alley, and walking/fitness trail surrounding Grand Lake.

Q: Where can you shop on the south end of the Grand Strand?

A: The Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island is your best bet. Named after the Original Pawleys Island Hammock Shop, which is the anchor of the shopping village, this shopping landmark featuring local gift and apparel shops and restaurants, weaves under a canopy of live oaks for a pleasant shopping experience in the great outdoors.

Q: Are there any traditional indoor shopping malls in the Myrtle Beach area?

A: Yes, there are two! Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach offers several department stores, anchor stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more than 100 other well-known brand stores that sell just about anything under the sun. Coastal Grand also has a food court, outparcel restaurants, and a movie theatre. The Myrtle Beach Mall, located on the north end of Myrtle Beach, is anchored by Bass Pro Shops and features a lineup of retail stores and surrounding restaurants.

Q: Where are the best places to go to shop for Myrtle Beach gifts and souvenirs?


A: While you’re vacationing in Myrtle Beach, we know you want to take home memories in the form of a gift or souvenir from the beach. The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop is a must-shop stop on the oceanfront Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The large, longtime gift shop has been around since 1946 and is stocked with thousands of unique gift items throughout the coves within the levels that tower above Ocean Boulevard. There are also beach stores on practically every corner around here, which are perfect places to find beachwear, Myrtle Beach memorabilia, souvenirs, apparel, gifs, and more. Try these: Bargain Beachwear, Eagles Beachwear & Swimwear, Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, and Tsunami Surf Shop. And, finally, Hudson’s Flea Market in Surfside Beach is an open-air market that offers an endless amount of aisles of vendors selling anything and everything within three giant open-air warehouses.

By: Ashley Daniels