Over the years, shoppers have discovered that Myrtle Beach gives a new meaning to the phrase “shop until you drop” – and one of the best things about staying at Ocean Reef Resort is the wonderful variety of shopping nearby.
Less than a mile from the resort is Northwood Plaza, where you can purchase groceries for the week. The centerpiece of this Plaza is The Fresh Market, a specialty grocery store that carries fresh meats and quality produce, in addition to having a deli and bakery with delicious offerings. The shopping center also houses a Food Lion Super Store and a Stein Mart, which sells the latest in fashion for the entire family. Stein Mart also offers unique home décor and gifts, as well as the season’s must-have accessories, all at prices that won’t sink your budget.
Head north to Barefoot Landing, which is located along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway and features many national retail shops and quaint boutiques. The shopping complex surrounds a large lake with pedestrian bridges that allow access from one side of Barefoot Landing to the other. The property is beautiful, and you can sit outside along the lake and enjoy a beverage while you take a break from shopping. A favorite at Barefoot Landing is The Barefoot General Store, which offers specialty food products from the Carolinas, Myrtle Beach souvenirs, gifts, candy and much more.
Across the way, you will find Tanger Outlets North. Here, over 100 manufacturers offer their items at great prices. Some of the most popular stores include Old Navy, Michael Kors, The Children’s Place, Kate Spade, Tommy Hilfiger, Aeropostale and more. Tanger Outlets distributes a coupon book that allows for additional savings. To get this coupon booklet, which sells for $5, visit Shopper Services.
Myrtle Beach Mall, located five miles north of Ocean Reef, is a vibrant retail destination with a unique mix of nationally recognized retailers, specialty shops and great places to eat. The crowning jewel of Myrtle Beach Mall is South Carolina’s only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Other notable stores include Belk, JCPenney, Books-A-Million, Victoria’s Secret, Hallmark, and Bath and Body Works.
Travel south to Broadway at the Beach to find 100-plus specialty stores. Located around a small lake, Broadway at the Beach offers a colorful, relaxed and enjoyable shopping experience. Enjoy your stroll around the lake and discover many shopping treasures, or if you prefer, take the water taxi instead to get to the other side. At Broadway at the Beach, you will enjoy one-of-a-kind specialty shops and boutiques as well as nationally recognized shopping brands. Many visitors love shopping at the Coastal Carolina Winery, especially during the wine tastings. In addition to its wine, the winery also has a great gift shop with unique Carolina handmade pottery, custom-designed clothing, wine accessories, homemade salsas, dressings, jams, jellies, marinades and chutneys.
If you want to travel a little farther from the resort, head south toward Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet and Pawley’s Island, where you will find a wide variety of antique shops, thrift stores and flea markets to satisfy the bargain hunter in all of us.