The 6 Best Beach Umbrellas

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When shopping for a beach umbrella you’ll want to consider a few things concerning what you really need. If you’re just a once-in-while beach goer you probably just want one that is not very expensive.

Some beach umbrellas come with sides to block more wind or sun and most are at least 8 feet in diameter. The ones that tilt make it easy to position it as the sun moves during the day. Here are The 6 best beach umbrellas and our top picks:

Portable Sun Shade Umbrella, DoerDo 360 Degree Inclined All Direction For All-Weather, With Floor Insert Tool, Heat Insulation, Antiultraviolet , Used For Garden, Beaches, Camping, Fishing

This umbrella can be tilted at any angle to block the sun. There is a silver vinyl inner layer that is designed to block most of the heat and UV rays. The top is designed with ventilation so air can flow freely and the tough aluminum ally construction makes is a sturdy choice.

This umbrella won’t fall down easily due to the stable and windproof triangular inserts. An especially nice feature is the fork prongs to hold it steady in sand. It folds down nicely and is easy to carry.  This product comes with a carrying case, windproof lines, floor insert and 3 prong base pin.  This product has a rating of 5 out of 5 starts.

Sport-Brella Portable All-Weather and Sun Umbrella. 8-Foot Canopy. Blue

The Sport-Brella can block over 99.5% of UVA and UVB rays. With side panels for extra protection and wind flaps for ventilation, you’ll get everything you need from this oversized umbrella.

The eight foot canopy is made of 210 D Polyester for protection from most weather types. The support is a 5 mm steel stretcher and 4.5 mm steel ribs. It has side windows with zippers to allow for good ventilation.

The product comes with a carrying bag, eight steel ground stakes, three cords to tie down and neatly folds up and stores at 54″X4″X4″.

This structure is water resistant and can be used at a sporting event field as well. Don’t miss your kid’s soccer or baseball games if it looks like it might sprinkle a bit.  This product has a rating of 4.4 our of 5 stars.

Tommy Bahama Sand Anchor Beach Umbrella FPS100+ (Green/Blue)  A little over four pounds but it proves to be a great choice for your day at the beach.

This umbrella has an undercoat of aluminum to block the harmful rays of the sun. with this undercoating the umbrella blocks 100+ of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the material. It has a sand anchor to hold fast in the sand and a telescoping pole for easy adjustment.

At a diameter of 7 feet (2.13 meters) you’ll stay protected from the sun.  This beach umbrella has a 5 Star rating it should be one of your best choices.

EasyGo Rainbow Beach Umbrella – Portable Wind Beach Umbrella Large – Folding Beach Umbrella Set with Screw Anchor and Carrying Bag”] is six feet in diameter.

A heavy duty screw plows into the sand or ground easily with a screw handle that is included.   The fiberglass ribs make this umbrella durable and quite wind resistant.

The umbrella has a rust-free anodized aluminum pole and tilts so you’ll always be able to get shade in any direction and has good UV protection.  This umbrella has a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Ammsun 2017 10 Panels 7ft Polyester Fabric Heavy Duty Beach Umbrella, Adjustable Height, Hollow Pattern with Tilt UPF 50+ Teal /white

The lovely flower design looks great at the beach.  At seven feet this umbrella goes great on your patio as well.

The canopy has air vents to allow the wind to escape for better stability so there is good wind resistance. The dimensions of this product are 50″ X 3.9″ X 3.9″ and the material is support by 10 steel ribs. The pole is over an inch thick, is also steel and has a tilt feature. A Carrying case is included. There is an optional sand anchor that is sold separately.  This product has a 4.3 rating out of 5 stars.

8ft Premium Heavy Duty Fiberglass Beach Umbrella UPF 100+ with Integrated Sand Anchor

Rugged 600 Denier Polyester fabric UPF 100+ with silver coating lining blocks 99% of harmful UV rays. The ribs and spreaders are fiberglass and seem to be more flexible when its windy. The build-in wider spiral anchor digs into the sand for a more security. Air vents are designed to direct the wind up and out to relieve pressure on the under side of the umbrella.

Having a tilt mechanism make this umbrella is finished in chrome and the handy thumb release button has a locking function. The umbrella comes with a carrying bag and is only 5.5 lbs. It has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Honorable Mention

Sport-Brella Versa-Brella XL (Firebrick Red) – All Position Umbrella with Universal Clamp, Firebrick Red attaches to tubular or round surfaces so its great for your favorite beach chair.  It swivels and in 360 degrees and keeps you safe from the UV rays of the sun at a 99.5 % rating.

Dan - October 15, 2017

Hello. I never knew how high-tech the beach umbrella was. I’m hoping to travel to the beaches of Spain, next spring and it would be wise to get everything I need while prices are down (including tickets lol). The UV protection and ventilation have me sold.

    BeachesAndCoral - October 15, 2017

    Hi Dan, Have a fabulous trip to the beach. Glad we could help.

Arian - October 15, 2017

Super informative. I live near the beach so this is good to know. Also your logo looks super cool, where did you design it?

    Joan and Mike - December 9, 2017

    Hi Arian, We left you a message on your site’s contact page. Best wishes…

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