The right water accessories can help with a more enjoyable beach or pool experience. It can be the perfect fashion accessory such as a floppy beach hat or rash guards to help protect yourself from the elements of the water or sun. Water shoes and shoe accessories such as korkers can come in handy for fishermen along the shore. Planning your next day out by the water can be simpler if you shop for some of these beach or pool gear.
Letarte Boutiques
369B Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06880
(203) 992-4377
www.letarteswimwear.com

Letarte Boutiques has your swimwear needs. A popular item for watersport lovers and surfers are rash guards. They provide protection from the elements and act as a sun blocker for beachgoers. Letarte has long sleeve and quarter zip. They offer a variety of cute, girly options.

Seasonal Outfitters
15 Roosevelt Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-0780
www.seasonaloutfitters.net

Stop by this cute boutique for all your water needs this summer. Not only do they have clothing options for your next beach or pool trip, they also have your water sporting needs. Seasonal Outfitters sells women’s coverups, ponchos and wraps. They also have skorts for those looking for something super cute but with a little more material to cover up your skin. Water sports lovers can stop by for life vests, both adult and youth MTIs. Select paddles, SUPs and fluid pak PFDs can also be found at this one stop shop.

The Surfcaster
360 Sniffens Lane
Stratford, CT 06615
(800) 551-7873
www.thesurfcaster.com

Not everyone looking for water shoes and accessories have laying on the beach in mind. For some, finding the right shoes and accessories is essential for catching a keeper along the shore or the Housatonic River. The Surfcaster is a local favorite for fishermen in the area. Besides finding lures, rods and other fishing gear you can find sunglasses, hats and korkers. Korkers available are easy on and easy off cleats. They also sell replacement studs. Shoppers can also search here for sunglasses perfect for the outdoors and on the water.

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The Beach Corner
102 Main St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-4644
www.thebeachcorner.net

The Beach Corner can help you to be the most fashionable beach goer this summer season. You name it and this cute boutique has it. Besides swimsuits for women and children their more popular merchandise include floppy beach hats, flip flops, cover ups and beach towels. They also sell beach appropriate or beach themed handbags. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Blue Star Bazaar
237 Danbury Rd.
Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 762-6061
www.store.bluestarbazaar.com

Being a parent means extra planning and packing when it comes to a beach or pool day. One thing not to forget is how to protect children from the sun. At Blue Star Bazaar they carry a variety of clothing for women and children. Included in their stock of items are water gear such as goggles. They also sell rash guard swimsuits for children to aid in extra protection. The boutique also has a pop-up location on the upper level of the Westfield Trumbull mall in Trumbull, Connecticut. Blue Star Bazaar’s main location is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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