We’re now firmly within the bounds of beach season, people. You already know this and you’ve most likely already done your research and copped some good swimwear and maybe even a pair of beach kicks. For some reason, though, when it comes to hats for the beach, we just resign ourselves to wearing that old, battered cap from yesteryear. To really upgrade your beach flex, put some more thought into your beach hats this year.

Beach hats come in many different forms. Obviously, the baseball cap is a favorite because of its no-nonsense approach and versatility. But for those looking for better protection, we’ve rounded up a range of wider-brimmed bucket hats below, too.

We’ve put together selections from C.P. Company, Marni, and more. You won’t be short on options for beach hats this summer. So keep scrolling and round out your seaside look properly.

Shop the best beach hats of the season below.

John Elliott Himalayan Bucket Hat

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Himalayan Bucket Hat


John Elliott

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John Elliott's Himalayan Bucket Hat is super lightweight and comfortable. Hang it at your door handle so it doesn’t slip your mind when headed to the beach.

C.P. Company Chrome-R Lens Bucket Hat

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Chrome-R Lens Bucket Hat


C.P. Company

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A bucket hat with an extended brim should be your number one essential when packing for the beach. C.P. Company uses its in-house Chrome-R nylon material to make this Lens Bucket Hat water-resistant and lightweight.

Palm Angels Paradise Trucker Cap

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Paradise Trucker Cap


Palm Angels

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There’s nothing that could describe the beach better than this cap’s Paradise slogan at the front. Keeping the classic trucker hat silhouette, Palm Angels adds mesh panels at its back to make the cap super breathable.

Axel Arigato Sync Cap

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Sync Cap


Axel Arigato

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Axel Arigato drops a two-in-one cap iteration for all indecisive shoppers out there. Go for this beige and white colorway if you bend towards clean-looking accessories.

Marni Woven Bucket Hat

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Woven Bucket Hat



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Raffia hats have definitely caught our attention for this summer and Marni x No Vacancy Inn played a big part in that. This bucket hat has an inner cotton lining to soften its woven composition.

Casablanca Terry Bucket Hat

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Terry Bucket Hat



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Composed of cotton-blend terry, this Casablanca beach bucket hat is the softest of them all. The material gains more texture thanks to the brand’s debossed logo pattern throughout. With Casablanca embroidered logo detail at the front, this piece couldn't scream luxurious summer louder.

Balenciaga Distressed Cap

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Distressed Cap



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Sometimes, Demna likes to keep things minimal. For this cap, he added the Balenciaga logo at the top panel and some distressed sections to the brim as its only detailing.

RHUDE Trucker Cap

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Trucker Cap



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Trucker hats ventured into the mainstream in the ‘00s and they’re still going strong. If you are looking for a classic silhouette to become your beach buddy, Rhude has your back with this neutral iteration.

Brain Dead Maritime Seersucker Hat

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Maritime Seersucker Hat


Brain Dead

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Brain Dead keeps things interesting and puts a spin on the classic nylon camper hat. It adds navy corduroy to the hat’s side panels to contrast the striped upper panel.

Aries x Juicy Loaded Cap

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Juicy Loaded Cap



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For all our Y2K lovers out there, Aries and Juicy Couture have one gem for you. Maintaining a classic dad hat silhouette, it stands out because of its kitsch graphics and rhinestone detailing. This summer, spread Paris Hilton energy at the seashore.

Loewe Bucket Hat

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Bucket Hat



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While we think of hats we could wear to the beach, Loewe brings the beach to our hat. Made entirely of cotton canvas, the brand displays an ocean pattern throughout the hat to take that summer feeling wherever you go.

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