Beach Tents and Shades to Keep the Whole Family Cool

(And protect your picnic from hungry gulls!)

If you’ve ever had a day at the beach, you know how unpredictable the weather can be. One way to subvert the sun’s most intense rays is to seek shade. Beach tents and shades don’t just offer on-the-spot protection from sun—they also provide shelter from rain, wind and less than ideal weather conditions. If you’ve ever wondered how beach tents work or what to look for in an effective shade, we have you covered.

Easy To Set Up

Contains everything you need to secure and set up, and can cover 6-7 people at a time. Red Suricata

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One thing to consider when purchasing a beach shade is how easy or difficult it will be to set up and tear down. Choosing a tent that can be transported over the shoulder, set up in just a few minutes with no extra equipment and breaks down just as fast means more time enjoying the outdoors and less time fumbling with complicated set up or lugging around bulky equipment.

Ventilation Is Key

Provides complete sun protection and great ventilation. Pacific Breeze Products

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If you’ve ever used a beach tent on a hot day, you know that sometimes it can be hotter in the shelter than in the sun. Make sure to look for a beach shade that is well ventilated to allow fresh air to travel through it while protecting you from sun and stinging sand.

UPF Matters

Highest level of UVA/UVB protection available. Sets up in seconds, and requires no extra tools. Sport-Brella

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Simply having shade to retreat to isn’t enough to protect your skin from it’s damaging rays. Be sure to choose a shade that blocks UVA and UVB light to avoid sunburn and skin damage.