Essential sunglasses for a day at the beach
For being the land-dwelling creatures most of us humans are, there are few things that soothe the soul like a trip to the beach. Wind blowing in your hair, sand between your toes, sunglasses shading your eyes while you stare at the horizon...
Or maybe you’re one of those folks who get all stirred up staring at the ocean, ready for some crazy adventure on a small seacraft that will take you over large waves to distant lands.
Whether you’re into chasing waves or staring thoughtfully at them, a solid pair of sunglasses is a critical accessory.
A good pair of beach sunglasses will keep your eyes protected from harmful UV rays, cut glare from sunlight bouncing off the water, and be on your face when you doze off reading your favorite book.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for beach sunglasses:
The best beach sunglasses are polarized
While just about anyone can benefit from polarized lenses, this feature is non-negotiable when it comes for beach days. The sun’s rays certainly bounce off buildings, but they really get radical coming off of the sand and waves, causing serious glare, and as a result, serious squinting.
What’s more, polarized lenses enhance color and definition. All the better for checking out someone who looks like they just wandered off the set of Baywatch, or indulging in a Jaws-induced paranoia by scanning the waves for a shark fin.
When it comes to scoping beach babes or scanning the water for marine life, Sunski’s shades have you covered. All our sunnies are polarized, and they block 100% UVA/UVB/UV400 wavelengths.
Replaceable lenses make for longer lasting shades
If there’s one truth about a day spent at the beach, it’s the fact that sand gets, well, everywhere. At some stage you might find some sand particles trying to cozy up with your shades, resulting in scratched lenses. Never fear! All of our sunglasses have replacement sunglass lenses, available at a fraction of the cost of a new pair.
As long as you give your sunnies a little freshwater rinse after a day spent ocean or poolside, they should support your beach bumming ways indefinitely. But if anything outlandish should happen to them, let us know. All of our sunglasses come with a lifetime warranty.
And if a visit to the beach has you contemplating the ocean plastic problem, then you’ll be happy to know that not only does every purchase of Sunski’s go towards environmental preservation through 1% For the Planet, but all of our shades are made from plastic rescued from the landfill and turned into our super lightweight, super durable frames.
Choosing the right style
Picking the perfect pair of beach sunglasses depends on your face shape, sense of style and primary purpose. If you’re planning an ocean adventure—surfing, SUPing, or kayaking, you might want to choose something a pair of polarized sport sunglasses, with more wraparound eye protection. In this case we’d recommend checking out the sporty Topeka or, for a more casual look, the Seacliff.
For those looking for something a bit different, check out some of our round frame sunglasses, like the best-selling Dipsea. For small-faced folks, take a look at the Singlefin, with hip options like rose-colored lenses or a tortoise-shell frame.
Still not sure about which style is right for you? Give our Virtual Try-on feature a whirl to see how each style will look on your face. Torn between two pairs you love? Get free shipping when you grab them both.
Sky above, sand below, Sunskis on...sounds like the perfect beach day to us!