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Myrtle Beach Shopping Guide - where and what to shop and buy

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Myrtle Beach is proudly home to a handful of vast shopping malls and centers. These malls form South Carolina’s retail hotspots, and contain a seemingly limitless array of designer stores, brand names, and independent boutiques, with a mix of cinemas, bars, and delectable seafood eateries. But if you want a break from these enormous outlets, the Myrtle Beach promenade and inland city streets host dozens of retro stores and chic independent boutiques.
Myrtle Beach State Park

 

 

Head southwest of central Myrtle Beach to the State Park, a wide wooded green space speckled with campgrounds that leads down to a quiet stretch of sandy beach. At the northern edge of the park, you'll discover Myrtle Beach Flea Market, a haven for bartering bargain hunters. Rifle through the clothes stalls in search of inexpensive designer clothes, and hunt for a rare antique in the home-ware and vintage toy stalls. If the flea market scene isn’t for you, head further inland to the Market Common, a lifestyle center home to upscale clothing, beauty and jewelry stores, as well as some top-rated restaurants.

 

Boardwalk and Promenade

 

 

Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk and Promenade is one of the city’s top attractions. The timber boardwalk stretches along the coast for over a mile, leading onto vast swathes of white-gold sands, and lined with shops, cafes, and amusements. From the retro penny arcades to the towering Ferris wheel, there’s no shortage of classic boardwalk fun. Pick up stylish swimwear and quirky beach-jewelry in the many surf-themed clothing shops, and rediscover your inner child at the old school candy stores.

 

North Myrtle Beach

 

 

For a stellar shopping experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city’s buzzing centre, head to North Myrtle Beach. Nestled in the quieter suburbs, between the shimmering intracoastal waterway and the deep green woods surrounding the Long Pond, you’ll discover Myrtle Beach Mall, the older and smaller sister-mall of the Coastal Grand. You’ll find many similar stores here, but with a stronger focus on flashy fishing outlets for those hoping to cast a few lines into the ocean from the South Carolina coast.

 

Central Myrtle Beach

 

 

If you want to take a break from the bouncing beachside energy, head back from the soft sands into Central Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the laid-back vibe and friendly atmosphere, and visit the scattered grocery stores, independent delicatessens, and bars dotting the central streets. East of 21st Avenue and south of the highway, discover the family-themed Broadway at the Beach, an entertainment and shopping complex situated by a glistening lake. Kids can explore the toy shops and parents can amble around the brand-name clothing stores, before the whole family experiences the maritime magic of Ripley’s Aquarium.