Essential Sun Hats

These stylish beach hats will help keep the harsh sun at bay


October 19, 2021
Woman in black and white bathing suit wearing a sun hat
Enjoy the outdoors with these stylish and protective sun hats. Unsplash/Valentin Lacoste

Floridians know how powerful the sun’s rays can be and you’ll see a variety of fashion choices, some questionable, as beachgoers attempt to keep shady. These timeless sun hats never seem to go out of style—they’re guaranteed to keep the sun out of your eyes whether you’re lying on the sand or bobbing in the ocean.

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For Fashion Mavens

This one is a keeper for years to come.

The Havana straw hat is a timeless classic. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, you’ll forget you had this tropical number on all day. Our favorite thing about it? It’s easily paired with a swimsuit by day and becomes a must-have accessory by night.

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Fun to Wear

Channel the positive vibes while you’re catching some rays.

With nine quotable phrases to choose from, you’re bound to fall in love with one of these super cute hats. For obvious reasons, we’re partial to Hello Sunshine.

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Mix and Match

A relaxed look to match any outfit or swimsuit.

Straw hats don’t have to be neutral. Jazz up your ensemble with any one of these beach hats available in several different colors. Go for this fun, aqua blue beauty, or opt for chic, basic black.

Lanzom Womens Wide Brim Straw Hat Floppy Foldable Roll up Cap Beach Sun Hat UPF 50+


It’s okay to be a little careless with this option. Amazon

This wide-brimmed hat screams style. Foldable, packable and flexible, this is the perfect hat to grab when you’re headed out the door and running late to the beach. Go ahead and stuff it in your bag, you can’t ruin its shape.

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Keeps you cool with weaved venting.

The epitome of beach fashion. We’ve all seen lifeguards blowing their whistles from their tower donning this famous sun hat. There’s a reason they love it so much, it’s a serious sun blocker.

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Non-straw Option

There’s a reason many keep returning to this soft, simple style.

The cotton bucket hat can be worn for many outdoor activities from fishing to gardening. Available in a wide variety of colors, this is the lightweight, breathable beach hat you’ll want if straw isn’t your thing.

Michellina Jones is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. Michellina enjoys traveling to great food destinations worldwide and loves exploring boutique hotels.


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