Sunstoppers of Put-in-Bay
Delaware Avenue’s Specialty sunglasses store, Sun Stoppers, has the widest selection of sunglasses on Put-in-Bay. This must-see location is located right next to the Boathouse Bar and Grill on Put in Bay across from the Carriage House and Kimberly’s Carousel.
The Sunstoppers Scoop
The owner of SunStoppers, Laurie Utterberg, also known as “The Sunglass Lady” has been in business since 1986. She has become an expert in her field by traveling throughout the country and began her journey selling sunglasses at Trade Shows and Boat Shows. It wasn’t long before she realized how important sunglasses and eye protection is for those adventurous souls with a zest for outdoor life.
Shortly after arriving on Put-in-Bay Laurie decided to open a store. The island locals were very welcoming and helped her get the business going. Now located in the original “Sunglass Hut” location, Laura has a partner, Anne Spettel. With this addition, they are now known as the Sunglasses Ladies!
SunStoppers is known for their attention to detail and is a must stop shot for island visitors. Whether you are an avid, golfer, driver, biker, boater, or even sunbather, they will have the lenses you need. The fact that they specialize in polarized lenses help them stand out in the crowd. These specialty lenses remove the glare reflecting off the water. This is a must have for your summer trips on Lake Erie!
Brands Available at SunStoppers
- Costa Del Mar
- Maui Jim
- Chili Peppers
Put-in-Bay Water Sports
Once your new glasses are in hand, head back to the boat and spend the day on the water. You will now have the perfect eye protection. A plentiful variety of public and private docks are located near downtown Put-in-Bay. The Park Place Boat Club Docks at The Keys Restaurant offers both an amazing location and exclusive benefits to members. The Boardwalk and the Park Place Boating Club offer members-only exclusive location and benefits.
A brief walk down Bayview Avenue will bring you to the Put in Bay Yacht Club. This well-known location is known for nothing less than all things related to boating. Regattas are held annually through the summer, as well as activities and classes for those youngers ready to get their feet wet. Their famous Friday night dinners are a members favorite.
Oak State Park is home to some of the public dockage on the island. This location is the smallest State Park in all of Ohio. B Docks, operated by DeRivera Park are located in the center of the Hustle and Bustle and Put-in-Bay Bars & Nightlife. Those docks provide you with access to showers, public restrooms, lockers in the bathhouse and electricity. Also located in downtown Put in Bay are the Village A & C docks. Available for overnight and transient docking, they are the perfect location for those visiting the island via private boating transportation.
Don’t have your own boat? No worries, we have plenty of options for you too. Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals offers rentals at South Bass Island State Park. Available are jet skis, power boats, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks, Kayaks, and Paddleboards not only provide you with the opportunity to look at the Island from the outside in at your own pace but also offer up a great workout.
If a coastline tour and peak at the nearby islands are more your styles, try Kayak the Bay. We encourage you to schedule a Romantic Sunset trip or schedule a tour of Gibraltar Island. Trips to Gibraltar offer a walking. Some notable things to look out for on the island are Cooke Castle, Perry’s Lookout, and glacial grooves.