When spending the day on the beach it is essential to have protection from the sun and it’s harmful rays. It’s important to apply sunscreen and even better to stay shaded with a beach umbrella.
You want an umbrella or parasol which is easily portable and simple to set up. You also want one which will stay put, even in windy conditions.
We have searched the market to find the best beach umbrellas out there and which all have great reviews.
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What to consider when buying a beach umbrella
Installing Umbrella In Sand
Beach umbrellas can become dangerous if they aren’t secured properly in the sand. A gust of wind could send it flying so you need to make sure you have one which will stay put even if there is some wind around. Some beach umbrellas have clever sand screws, so look out for these.
Look at the UPF rating to ensure that the umbrella will protect you from harmful UV rays. Some have 50+ protection and others have less than this, so check before you buy.
Check your umbrella is easily portable. You want something that is foldable or reduces down in size and which you can put in a carry case with shoulder straps, to make it easy to transport from place to place.
Best Beach Umbrellas
Rio Margaritaville 6′ Beach Umbrella with Built in Sand Anchor
6ft beach umbrella with integrated sand anchor and telescope feature. The telescope feature allows for height adjustment and the wind vent offers better stability. This beach umbrella comes with a mesh carry bag for easy portability. Sun protection UPF 50+.
Tommy Bahama 7ft Sunblocking Blue Beach Umbrella
7ft wide canopy and “market-style” construction that won’t bow or bend. Use the fold-down handles to screw the base securely into the sand, clip in the umbrella and tilt the canopy to your liking. It’s rated UPF 100+ for sun protection! Supplied in a polyester fabric carry bag with Tommy Bahama logo and ‘Make Life One Long Weekend’ motto.
Sport-Brella Umbrella – Portable Sun and Weather Shelter
Unique, quick shade protection from sun, wind, and rain. Literally pops up like an umbrella but also acts like a beach tent with side flaps for full cover protection. Maximum sun protection UPF50+.
Banz Shelta Noosa Beach Umbrella
Large 180 cm canopy beach umbrella with screw in base, metal poles and tilt mechanism.
UPF 50+ rated foil lined canopy. Designed in Australia for Australian conditions.
The Magic Toy Shop Umbrella
1.7m canopy with an adjustable pole. This tilt umbrella will give added shade throughout the day as the suns rays change. Complete with plastic tips and caps, 8 ribs and PVC carry bag. With sun protection UPF40. The silver lining also makes the fabric more durable.
Sunphio Beach Umbrella
3-Layer-rib design with super windproof structure. 4-layer canopy design which gives excellent UV protection. With height and tilt adjustable support pole. Metal sand anchor to keep umbrella in place. Carry bag with premium strap and lightweight.
MOVTOTOP 2M Garden Umbrella
Umbrella with top vent which promotes air flow. Sand anchor provides excellent stability in wind. 100% UV protection. Adjustable tilting mechanism makes it easy to stay in the shade throughout the day.
Surf State Parasol
Affordable 1.5 metre diameter parasol. Pole also can be tilted to suit you for whichever way you are facing. UV50 sun protection. Assorted designs.
Volkswagen Family, Adjustable Beach Parasol
Retro style official VW camper pattern is perfect for Volkswagen fans. Easy to set up, no fuss beach parasol which is easy to spot on the beach. With UV 50+ protection. Packs away small and comes with a handy carry bag for easy transportation.
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