Camping out at the beach for a day has a way of relaxing the soul. Even when you use sunscreen, you can enjoy yourself so much that you don’t protect yourself enough from harmful UV rays. The sun can have harmful effects including skin cancer, eye damage, and premature aging. Prop up a beach umbrella tent for some extra protection from the sun while continuing to enjoy the warm sand in between your toes and the gentle rocking of the waves.
Beach umbrella tents are lightweight and easy to transport from the car to the beach. They come in fun colors and patterns, too! This post will outline our favorite beach umbrella tents in 2016.
Beach Umbrella Tent vs. Party Tent
If you’re having a beach bash for 10 or more people, an event tent with removable side walls is something to consider. They’re roomy enough for a crowd and they’re easy enough to set up and take down. If you’re looking for something smaller for a family of four or under, a beach umbrella tent works great.
Regardless of whether you use a tent at the beach, you’ll want to take plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin. You won’t have to worry about getting overall lotion coverage when you add an umbrella tent to your summer beach entourage. Beach umbrella tents pop open or set up easily by putting a few stakes in the ground. They’ll lend a bit of privacy while you enjoy the beach and protect you from sand blowing in the wind. Put your baby down for a quick nap under the shade of a beach tent. Store your lotions and other personal items in the handy tent pockets. For a lightweight, portable tent for your baby check these out.
Our Favorite Beach Umbrella Tents In 2018
1. Sport-Brella Portable Sun and Weather Shelter—Read Product Reviews
Get immediate protection from the sun, rain, and wind under this rugged umbrella with side flaps. It sets up super fast and stakes to the ground for secure installation. It has top mesh vents and side zippered windows for breezy ventilation and efficient airflow. It’s coated for SPF 125 sun protection. After your day at the beach, pack it into the carry bag, and be on your way.
2. EasyGo Brella TM Beach Umbrella Tent—Read Product Reviews
This is a beach umbrella with 7 panels and 2 of the panels that rest on the ground to give it stability. The pole adjusts to provide different angles as the sun changes location. It has left and right flaps that are easily removable. The windows are vented with mesh openings to allow for air flow, while blocking blowing sand. Prop your family under a blue or red umbrella for a day of shade and swimming.
3. EasyGo Giant 8’ Ranibow Beach Umbrella—Read Product Reviews
This beach tent is lightweight and has a rust-free anodized, aluminum pole. The stakes are designed to easily insert into sand or dirt. It has an extra metallic UV coating to protect against UV rays. Extend the pole to the full 8’ height or anywhere in between. The canopy is vented and has an adjustable tilt.
4. Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Beach Canopy Tent—Read Product Reviews
This beach umbrella shelter pops open in seconds for instant shelter from the sun. Get sun protection from up to UPF 50+ for all-day fun. It easily fits a family of four, along with all of their beach gear. It provides 270 degree views while giving protection from the sun. It has a built-in side wall to provide extra sun and wind protection. It comes with sand pockets, stakes and guylines.
5. Super-Brella Portable Sun and Weather Shelter—Read Product Reviews
This is the sister product to the popular Sport-Brella. It’s easy to set up and take down and stores away compactly. It is a rugged structure with side flaps for full cover protection. It has vents on the top and side zippered windows for efficient air flow. It’s water repellent and protects from the sun with UPF 50+ protection. It has internal pockets and comes with ground stakes for stability.
6. Solar Guard Deluxe Dual Canopy Beach Umbrella—Read Product Reviews
This beach umbrella is made with nylon taffeta and comes with an umbrella hook that keeps your personal items up and away from the sand. Stand tall under the 6’ canopy. It’s lightweight at about 3 ½ pounds. Get the optional sand anchor device for a secure set up.
People are much more health conscious than ever before, especially when it comes to protecting their skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Sunscreens do part of the job, but it’s difficult to apply them so that every part of your exposed skin is protected. Get the best sun protection by using a combination of sunscreen, a sun hat, and a beach umbrella tent.