It that time of year again, when the weather gets hot and you head straight for the beach. Though you enjoy the sand in between your toes and little sun in your face, you still may want a little extra protection for you skin and just to add a little style to your beach attire. To accomplish this, you will need the perfect beach hat. Here’s a list of Top Spots To Buy Beach Hats In Connecticut.
DelMonico Hatter
47 Elm St.
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 787-4086

Some of the more popular beach hats are made out of straw. If this is the type of hat that you’re looking for during your next beach trip, then DelMonico Hatter is the spot for you. DelMonico specializes in custom fitted straw hats and all sun protection style hats for both men and women. Though DelMonico Hatter offers many different styles to cater to all customers, it’s their Panama straw hats that keep beach lovers coming back every summer.

Sound Beach Sportswear
239 Sound Beach Ave
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
(203) 637-5557

Sound Beach Sportswear is a quaint retail store in Old Greenich that offers just about everything you would need for your trip to the beach, and yes, they have beach hats. Their visor hats to block the sun from your eyes and face come in many different colors like white, red, black, orange and others to match any beach attire. They also offer straw hats and other options that are small in size and easy to pack in your suitcase for travel. For store hours of operation, check out their Facebook page or contact the store

Swim ‘N Surf Of Fairfield
43 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 292-6351

Swim ‘N Surf of Fairfield is another great choice to purchase your particular style of beach hats. The store offers many different brands like Splendid, Maaji and Sandiego Hat. The retail boutique is located just minutes from the beach, so the owners have a birds eye view of what beach goers are in need of when taking a day to hang by the water and take in some sun. The shop not only offers hats for adults but for children, too.

Related: Top Swimwear Shops In Connecticut 

Yurway Boutique
1130 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Yurway Boutique is a New Haven favorite for moderately priced women’s apparel and great accessories. The store carries many selection of beach style maxi dresses, tops and hats. Wide brim, multi-colored hats are very popular in the store this season as people prepare for beach trips. They also carry a large selection of sandals and other beach necessities. The store carries many different brands and designers from the U.S. and Paris.

Flirt…A Clothing Boutique
3551 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 287-0092

This boutique located in Hamden is all about chic fashion and catering to the contemporary-styled woman. In addition to casual dresses, shoes and jewelry, the boutique also offers a vast selection of hats. Some of the hats come with wide brims and bold colors like oranges and yellows. Or, they have print hats for women who like to show a little more personality.

Related: Connecticut’s Best Beaches

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