Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach shopping features big box stores, boutiques, malls, and Tanger Outlets.

Whether you’re coming to Myrtle Beach to live or to play, you’ll eventually find yourself gravitated to the many stores here. For residents it’s good to know where the grocery stores and DIY stores are located near you. Vacationers want to know where to find fun beachwear and gifts to take home, and everybody will want to check out the local farmers markets where you can buy fresh produce, baked goods, candles, jewelry, and other craft items.

There are two Target boutiques in town, a Costco, a Sam’s Club, a World Market, a Michael’s crafts store, and Home Goods. There’s a Hobby Lobby in North Myrtle Beach, and from the Brunswick Islands to Georgetown there are six Lowes Home Improvement stores and four Home Depots. There are four Ross Dress for Less stores, two Marshals Department stores, TJ Max, Hamrick’s, Kohls – well, you get the idea.

Myrtle Beach Malls

Photo courtesy H&MH&M is one of the many stores that has recently come to Myrtle Beach.

Coastal Grand Mall is the biggest and newest mall located on 17 Bypass just west of U. S. Highway 501. It and Myrtle Beach Mall (formerly Colonial Mall) on North Kings Highway (which is also U. S. Highway 17 North) near Briarcliffe Acres are the only two climate controlled malls in the area. They both feature big box department stores, food courts, and smaller chain stores with popular brands. H & M is located in Coastal Grand Mall. Bass Pro Shop and Hallmark are both located at Myrtle Beach Mall.

Town Centers

Entry sign Market Common, Myrtle BeachThe Market Common features restaurants, retail stores, and residential living.

With our mild weather, many newer malls are being built as open air town centers which saves mall owners the cost of heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Market Common on Farrow Parkway south of the airport is a new urbanism shopping and residential center based on the design of a traditional downtown city street. Numerous stores and restaurants line the streets including Crepe Creation Café, P. F. Chang’s, Victoria’s Secret, and Barnes & Noble. Surrounding the commercial center are parks, walking paths, and residential neighborhoods.

In North Myrtle Beach you’ll find Coastal North Town Center, the area’s newest shopping plaza, located at 1502 U. S. Highway 17 North. Ross Dress for Less, Chico’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby and Publix are all located here. The center is growing with more stores being added almost daily.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach specialty storesThere are plenty of specialty stores, restaurants, and attractions at Broadway at the Beach.

Between 21st and 29th Streets North is Broadway at the Beach featuring acres of attractions, shopping, and entertainment surrounding a man-made lake spanned by bridges and boardwalks. There are dozens of boutiques and well-known brand name stores such as Rack Room Shoes and Yankee Candle. Attractions include Ripley’s Aquarium and Wonder Works. At Boardwalk Winery you can taste the wine that is made there. It is one of only a handful working wineries in South Carolina.

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing storesBarefoot Landing is a mixture of restaurants, entertainment and retails stores.

At 4898 U. S. Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach is Barefoot Landing, another boardwalk and bridges shopping and entertainment center. Here you’ll find two more working wineries, Duplin Wine Cellars and Carolina Vineyards, both open for tours and tastings. There’s also Barefoot General Store, the Christmas Mouse, and one of the area’s iconic gift shops, The Mole Hole. You’ll find live entertainment here in the form of Alabama Theatre and the House of Blues, and Alligator Adventure and T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station brings you up close and personal with wildlife.

Tanger Outlets

There are two Tanger Outlet locations, one in Carolina Forest just north of Carolina Bays Parkway on U. S. Highway 501 North and one at 10835 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach near Briarcliffe Acres where Veterans Parkway begins.

Each of the outlet locations has over 100 stores with popular brands like Coach, Dress Barn, Loft, Sketchers, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, and Forever 21. Food options at both locations are slim, but there will soon be a Ben & Jerry’s at North Kings Highway, and the Carolina Forest location has Highway 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries, a fun 50s-themed restaurant.

Shopping in Myrtle Beach

The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove in Myrtle BeachThe Gay Dolphin is a Myrtle Beach icon.

Even with all these malls, stores, outlets, and town centers, it doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of all the retail therapy there is on the Grand Strand. Dozens of mom and pop stores can be found throughout the area. Some of them are long-established retailers that have been

instrumental in helping to develop the Grand Strand business climate. For instance, Foxy Lady on North Kings Highway has been dressing Myrtle Beach women since 1972, and the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove in downtown Myrtle Beach has been selling everything beachy from sharks’ teeth to seashells since 1946.

As the metro area grows, so do the shopping choices. More big box and chain stores are moving to Myrtle Beach all the time and there are increased opportunities for local small businesses to emerge.

If you hear of something new opening in the area, please contact us or let us know in the comments box below. We’ll keep a look out as well.

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