Beach tents have risen to fame in recent years. The days when it was cool to stay in the blazing sun, hours at a time, without any protection have long since gone. Now it’s actually cool to use lots of sunscreen and stay in the shade.
If you love spending summer vacations at the beach with your loved ones, you should definitely invest in a good beach tent. Not only will it protect you from heat-strokes, but you can actually put your kids to nap while still at the beach. Awesome, right?!
While we do not have any kids, we do love beach tents. So, here is our shortlist of the 3 best beach tents on the market.
1. Shade Shack Instant Pop Up Sun Shelter
This model is the original, quintessential Pop up Sun Shelter. The unique, innovative design of this tent will allow you to set it up in only a few seconds – you will only have to open the carry bag and this fun beach protection will instantly pop out. Pretty cool!!!
The 3 full walls will protect you against a heavy level of Sun radiation, much more than a standard beach umbrella. The incorporated rear and side windows will add a little bit of extra comfort thanks to the cool breeze they help form.
As for security, there is no need to worry – this tent will stay in place thanks to the convenient sand pockets (for the beach) or stakes (for picnics on grass). This lovely item is perfect for the entire family and will ensure you and your loved ones have a blast at the beach.
2. Coleman DayTripper Beach Shade
This model comes in a plethora of fun color combos, much to our delight. You can get it in blue/lime, blue/white, lime, pink and yellow. However, the best thing about this particular beach tent is the high UV guard protection it offers – yes…it is SPF 50+. This is more than any other model on the market can offer.
Other perks, albeit smaller, are an included carry bag, sandbags and very long stakes for added stability, and last but not least, some handy dry line and floor mats. The high quality material is made of, namely fiberglass, makes this tent extremely low maintenance and durable.
3. Quick-Up Cabana Style XL Beach Tent
This third model comes in an extra-large size, really meant for the entire family, at least when compared to other models that advertise the same things. You can get this one in either the sea blue or charcoal, not very bright, we know but at least it is multi-functional. Use it a million ways – from a cabana to a camping tent and everything in between.
As for the setting up process, the automatic frame system will only need a few seconds to spring into place. You will have more time to relax and take in the view. Another perk comes in the form of the many high-quality materials – waterproof 210T Polyester Ripstop, durable zippers and sturdy 9.5mm fiberglass frame and thick 300D Oxford flooring.
And, bulky as it might seem, this beach tent is actually pretty easy to fold back in and carry around in its very own oxford bag.
How to choose a great beach tent?
Here are some guidelines: