When hitting the sunny beaches of South Florida, a beach hat is essential. Used both for style and protection, beach hats can make or break your beachside outfit, while protecting your face and shoulders from the hot Florida sun. Below are the best places to find a variety of beach hats for hitting the sand this summer. From Panama hats to floppy raffia straw hats, you’re sure to find the perfect accessory to rock the beach well into the cooler winter months.

Goorin Bros

612 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(877) HAT-1895

Founded by Cassell Goorin, Goorin Bros Hats has been around for over 100 years. Goorin specializes in all styles of hats for both men and women. You can find anything from baseball hats to cadets and bowlers. Classic floppy hats or fedoras crafted from 100% raffia straw are perfect for the beach. Goorin Bros also offers convenient packable hats that you can back away in your beach bag and pull out at right when you need them.

The Genuine Panama Hats

12801 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33323
(877) 394-0302

Genuine Panama hats are a work of art. The process to hand making these pieces is handed down from generation to generation in hat-making families. This shop carries styles for men, women and children. Besides Panama hats, the shop also carries fedoras, wool hats, and golf hats, among many other styles. But Panama hats are classics that never go out of style.

Angelo Hats

9285 S.W, 125 Ave., Suite 308
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 216-3379

Angelo Hats is a family owned business. The shop’s hats are manufactured in Ecuador “hand-crafted by master weavers, artisans, designers and manufacturing technicians.” Angelo’s is a true old-fashioned hat shop. Sales are available by appointment only, with men’s and women’s styles available. With Angelo Hats, you can rest assured that your purchase will be high quality and a real fashion statement.

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Fresh Produce – Fort Lauderdale

912 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 463-8131

Located on the famous shopping street, Las Olas Boulevard, Fresh Produce is perfect for all your resort wear needs. This place is perfect for buying an outfit for a day at the beach, on deck or at the golf course. The store carries a wide assortment of hats in a wide price range, including floppy straw beach hats, straw fedoras, cowboy hats and visors that are great for a day on the green. The Las Olas location is great for a quick stop on the way to the beach.

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The Webster

Barry University, Broad Auditorium
1220 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-7899

If you are the type who likes to keep it strictly couture even on the beach, then head to The Webster. The Webster offers three stories of high-end designer wear, with many style options including fedoras and wide brim sun hats. These are investment pieces to be worn for years, whether you are enjoying the sunny beach or a day out on a yacht. Indulge with pieces by Rag & Bone and Maison Michel.

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