Myrtle Beach Shopping; From Board Shorts To Broadway At The Beach

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Myrtle Beach Shopping Destinations

A trip to Myrtle Beach without getting a little shopping in is like going to New Orleans and not eating a Beignet at Cafe Du Monde. Or a trip to Hawaii without drinking a Mai Tai. When you visit Myrtle beach you shop, it’s hard not to. They have something for everyone from the more upscale Barefoot Landing and The Market Common, to the family-friendly Broadway at the Beach. If old school is more your style then the Myrtle Beach shopping area for you is at the beach on the Boardwalk. Lined with arcades, surf shops and plenty of beach dining. There is even a Tanger Outlet Mall with all the brands you know and love on sale. If you want my advice you may not need to pack for this trip, you can buy it all in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Shopping at Broadway at the Beach

Barefoot Landing

Located in North Myrtle Beach Barefoot Landing offers a boutique shopping experience in a laid-back southern Village style layout that includes a 27-acre lake in the middle of the property. There are approx 49 shops, 15 restaurants, 8 attractions including a large carousel and 8 specialty food shops. Easy to spend an afternoon and evening here enjoying yourself.

Boutique style shopping at Barefoot Landing

Exploring Barefoot Landing walking over the 27 acre lake from one side to another

My personal favorite discovery was the W R Sweetz shop where they make salt water taffy on the premise! OMG, I was in heaven and stocked up on at least 12 different flavors. They also sell chocolates and a large selection of other candies. A real sweet place to visit.

A handful of Salt Water Taffy at W R Sweetz Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach

More of a sprawling entertainment complex than a shopping center, Broadway at the Beach is a place where you can lose yourself for a whole day which is exactly what I did.

Panorama view of just part of Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

Map of Broadway at the Beach

Shopping is just one of the many things you can do here. From the long list of attractions, you may want to spend some of your time at the Ripley’s Aquarium or take a zipline across the lake at the Wonderworks Soar + Explore.

Under the sea at the Myrtle Beach Ripley's Aquarium

Soar + Explore zipline and ropes course at Broadway at the Beach

There are 23 restaurants to choose from. They have a Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Joe’s Crab Shack and a Yamato Steakhouse Japan. Something for every taste. If you feel like rocking out make sure to visit the Hard Rock Cafe or Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.

The Market Common

Located close the airport, The Market Common combines shopping, dining and living in one community. I spent my last morning in Myrtle Beach shopping here and grabbing a quick bite at Crepe Creation Cafe before I headed off to the airport for my flight back home.

Coffee before my crepe at Crepe Creation at Market Common Myrtle Beach

I would suggest this is more of a locals hangout than a tourist-heavy destination. Might be fun to explore here and avoid some of the busy summer crowds.

The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is classic Myrtle Beach. Spanning 16 blocks of beach access the Boardwalk has restaurants and beach bars, coffee shops, arcade palaces, hotels, discount beachwear shops and the famous Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

The Myrtle Beach boardwalk

The Boardwalk is guaranteed to be one of the hottest spots in all of Myrtle Beach, especially from Spring Break to the end of Summer.

Coffee shops and restaurants along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

My favorite time to be here is first thing in the morning. Coffee in hand, sand beneath my toes and the sound of the surf. The Boardwalk is class Myrtle Beach and not to be missed.

The Boardwalk at Myrtle Beach

Of course, I haven’t listed every place where you can spend your hard-earned vacation dollars while in Myrtle Beach. These four destinations though are some of the best and offer a variety of dining and shopping choices so that you are bound to find someplace that you fall in love with.

Bring an empty suitcase because your Myrtle Beach shopping adventure may just load you up.

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Thanks to Visit Myrtle Beach for hosting me during my stay. The views and opinions here are 100% my own


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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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