If You Bring One Thing to the Beach, Make It This

The winter is behind us, which means there’s a good chance you’ll be heading to the beach to soak up some vitamin D. You’ve already got that new swimsuit and a cool cover-up packed away, but before you head out of the house, you won’t want to leave without a chic beach hat. 

If you have a sunny getaway planned ahead of you, or if you happen to live near a sandy beach, a good hat will keep you cool while also protecting your skin—who wouldn’t want that? Of course, when you’re spending your days with your toes in the sand, there are certain hats that are perfect for the occasion.

Ahead, see some of our favorite types of hats that make the best beach accessory. Top off your outfit with a classic straw sun hat, or add an edgy, cool flair to your beach ensemble with a bucket hat. Or tap into your athleisure with an on-trend baseball cap. These styles are not only practical for the beach, but they’re seriously cool, too.

Keep the sun out of your eyes with these, and you'll be able to enjoy it even longer.