Top 11 Beach Tents and Beach Shelters

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Beach Tents for Babies and Adults

A sunny day at the beach can renew your spirit, calm your nerves and help you relax those tired muscles on that warm sand. A fare amount of sun is good, but too much as you well know, is not. So take along your portable beach tent beach tents shade and sun shelter. Check out our best beach tent reviews below.

There are so many types of beach tents for shade and beach shelters that we decided we would put up a few samples and give our opinions on the best beach tents for babies and adults. The UV beach tent or UV beach umbrella is on top of our list.

Buying Guide

When shopping around for the right tent for adults and more importantly beach tents babies, you might not want to make a snap decision.  Here are a few things to think about when looking at different beach tents shade.

  • It should also be able to stand the heat of the sun and the usual wear and tear with UV protection.
  • Using the tent should not require too much effort.  Many like to have the Pop Up tents.
  • Should include a carrying case to keep all the components together.
  • It is essential that the beach tent can be easily folded up and can fit in the trunk of your vehicle. It should be compact and should not take too much space in the storage.
  • Easy to Clean. Since it will be exposed to sand and water, you would want a material that is easy to clean. You might want to consider a breathable and fast drying fabric so that you can clean it with a wet cloth or with a quick rinse from a hose.
  • Should have a warranty

Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent

BATTOP Automatic Pop Up Beach Tent Sun Shelter Cabana 2-3 Person UV Protection Beach Shade for Outdoor Activities (Green)

iCorer Automatic Pop Up Instant Portable Outdoors Quick Cabana Beach Tent Sun Shelter, Blue

Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent Deluxe XL

G4Free Large Pop Up Beach Tent 3-4 Person Instant Easy Up Outdoors Cabana Anti UV Portable UPF 50+ Automatic Sun Shelter for Baby Sport Fishing(Lake Blue)

TuTu Outdoors X-Large 4 Person Beach Tent Durable Portable Sun Shade Shelter Summer Beach with Stakes, Carrying Bag, 6 Sand Pockets, Instant Easy Up Anti UV for Fishing Hiking Camping Kids Family Pets

SEMOO Lightweight Beach Shade Tent Sun Shelter with Carry Bag

Monobeach Baby Beach Tent Automatic Pop Up Shade Cabana Portable UV Sun Shelter, Blue

Monobeach Baby Beach Tent Pop Up Portable Shade Pool UV Protection Sun Shelter for Infant

Oummit Baby Beach Tent Pop Up Baby Tent Small Beach Pool,Automatic Foldable Portable Baby Sun Shelter Sun Protection Anti UV Very Suitable Beach Holidays.(Blue)

Below are five of the best tents that you may want to consider:

Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent


  • Specially designed EasyUp Hub System showcases industry leading design. The fastest and easiest set up and take down of all beach tents on the market
  • Lightweight, compact beach tent provides protection from the sun, rain and wind for all outdoor activities, UPF 50+ sun protection and large windows for ventilation
  • The tent is 87 L x 47 H x 49 D, providing a spacious interior shelter and has internal pockets to store personal items. Durable and lightweight fiberglass frame and waterproof PE floor makes the EasyUp beach tent a great outdoor accessory
  • Includes a carrying case, sand pockets, and stakes
  • Pacific Breeze’s consumer friendly 1-year limited warranty. Call or email any time for support

What Other People are Saying

By DPon August 31, 2016 Color: Blue|Size: X-Large|Verified Purchase
“We purchased both this tent and the smaller model and we are extremely happy with both. We plan to use this tent (XL) for the beach and the smaller tent for local fairs, festivals and airshows.”

By Robynon May 16, 2015 Color: Blue|Size: Large|Verified Purchase
“We purchased the Pacific Breeze beach tent to take with us on a recent trip to the Oregon coast. I practiced setting the tent up in my home before hitting the beach, and it couldn’t have been easier. It took me less than a minute to unpack it, lay it out, and pop it up by myself. Collapsing it was just as easy, and they actually give you a carrying bag that is large enough to accommodate the tent after it’s been opened. It was the perfect tool to keep us out of the wind and sun for hours on the beach. The sand bags work perfectly to keep the tent in place, even in fairly strong winds. We had a little trouble taking the tent down in the wind, however, and unfortunately somehow ripped a small hole in it during the process. The real reason I am writing this glowing review, though, is to commend Pacific Breeze for their outstanding customer service. I received a follow up email a couple of weeks after purchasing the product, asking how we liked it…”

By JFon May 3, 2015
Color: Blue|Size: Large|Verified Purchase
This tent is a really impressive product. I spent a lot of time researching which beach tent to buy and which options were most important to me. While the price on the cheaper options was very appealing, after reading about people’s experience setting it up I decided it was worth spending the extra money and going with one of the easier to set up options. I decided to go with the EasyUp beach tent because based on the video on their website it seemed really easy to set up and take down. I often take my kids to the beach myself and I needed something that I could set up by myself and not have to spend 20 minutes working on. After receiving the tent, it was clear the company spent a lot of time thinking through small details to help enhance the overall user experience. The windows are nice and large and help provide for ventilation and a breeze on hot days, there are easily assessable pockets to store things like suntan lotion or other frequently used small items and I’m a big fan of the colors.


  • Privacy Protection Design – 2017 Upgrade Features-The opening of pop up beach tent can be zipped up,which can provide an 100% private space for you
  • Impressive Features – Large Mesh Window Provides sufficient ventilation.Provided 6 mental stakes and build-in 2 sand pockets for stabilization to keep the tent against strong wind. Strong steel beam frame,durable and lightweight,With the upgraded roller shutter at the back,you don’t worry that the wind will blow sand into your tent as long as you roll the shutter down
  • Excellent UV Protection – Made of Special eco-friendly silver coated fabric to ensure that the coverage area of Anti-UV effects,UPF 50 + Sun Protection,enjoy your time without ultraviolet for all-day shade at the park,beach,sporting event
  • Specifications – Package Includes: 1 BATTOP Beach Shelter; 1 Carrying bag; 6x Metal ground stakes; Weight:2.2 pounds; Size:65 x 59 x 43.5 inches (L x W x H).Recommend: 2-3 Person.(1 adult and 2 kids or 2 adults)
  • Widely Use – Innovative Pop-up Design,Very suitable for children to play and carry,Beach & Fishing & Camping & Hiking& Backyard,also it can be an indoor play tent for babies.

What Other People are Saying

By Annazonian Customer on September 10, 2017
Color: Dark Blue|Verified Purchase
“This is very cute and portable. Good for occasional trip to the park, beach or outdoor events. We brought this to our wildwood and cape may trip where the tent fought the jersey winds. The canopy has 6 stakes, not very durable because it was very pliable but it held down the tent.
My pros- affordable for starters, easy pop up and close, very comfortable inside, did not absorb the sun’s heat. It is also very easy to shake and clean. No bad plastic or vinyl smell. Im 5’2, my husband is 5’6 and my 3 yr old were able to fit inside.
Cons- the side panels were not sturdy. Its best to bring extra ties and stakes. We tied on each side loops (where you lock the door); that being said, the tent was able to hold all day. Without slamming me from inside. We placed picnic mat inside because the floor mat was very thin.
This is a nice portable tent for starters. But its still best to invest in higher quality tents. “

By Amandaon August 24, 2017 Color: Green|Verified Purchase
“We’ve been going to the beach often lately, but the thing is, we don’t have any tent at all. So I decided to find one. And then I came across this product, and while looking at the picture, I knew it, this is what I wanted. It takes few days before it arrives but it’s worth it. My husband and I love this tent very much. It has enough room, very comfortable, easy to carry and has great material. However, it takes us several minutes before we figure out how to put back in the carrying bag. Yet, we like the design of this tent.”

By Priscillaon August 15, 2017 Color: Green|Verified Purchase
“This tent is perfect for kid to experience camping. After I got it, i put it in my living room and my daughter&nephew love staying inside playing games as it feels like camping in the forest. The tent is very light to carry and water proof. It is also large enough for a kid to lay down inside. If your kids love camping, you gotta try this one out.”


Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent Deluxe XL


  • Specially designed EasyUp Hub System showcases industry leading design. The fastest and easiest set up and take down of all beach tents on the market
  • The Deluxe XL version is lightweight and compact, weighing just over 6 pounds and folding down to a travel size of 38 L x 6 W x 6 H. The beach tent provides protection from the sun, rain and wind for all outdoor activities, UPF 50+ sun protection and 3 X-large windows for ventilation. The beach tent is made from breathable polyester and is water repellent
  • The tent is 95 L x 52 H x 51 D, providing a spacious interior shelter that comfortably fits 3-4 people. The beach tent has internal pockets to store personal items and hooks for hanging. It is made of a durable and lightweight fiberglass frame and water resistant PE floor.
  • Includes a carrying case, 5 sand pockets
  • Pacific Breeze’s consumer friendly 1-year limited warranty.

What Other People are Saying

By Pixie Haze on May 31, 2016 Color: Blue|Size: X-Large|Verified Purchase
  • Dimensions: 47.2” L x 78.7” W x 47.2” H
  • Materials: (fabric) Polyester Polyamide (PA); (floor) Polyethylene (PE); (poles) Fiberglass
  • Freestanding portable sun shelter provides sun protection; Designed for the beach and/or park
  • Easy set up; Shock-corded fiberglass pole frame; 4 steel pegs offer stability; 2 convenient interior storage pockets
  • Comes with carry bag for easy transport and storage

What Other People are Saying

ByAmazon Customeron October 6, 2015 Verified Purchase
“Little bit challenging to set the tent up while on the beach which was my original intention for it. I think it will work well for other play at home, not on the beach.”

ByPurple Ponyon July 11, 2017 Verified Purchase
First, I notice the price on this has more than doubled from the $20 I paid for it a few weeks ago. Must be about to go “on sale”. It’s not really worth the $20 I paid. The fabric is too thin to block much light, so it’s not really shady inside. It’s about as thick as a plastic grocery bag, if slightly more durable. It is thick enough to generate some serious heat, greenhouse style, so it’s pretty miserable to sit in in the summer. Even with a fan! Some mesh panels to uncover for cross-ventilation would have been really nice.

Size-wise, it holds a lounging adult just fine with room to spare. Set up was very easy and straightforward, just two poles.

Some very minor yet crucial fabric and design upgrades would make this a fantastic product. As it is, it is only good as an indoor play tent for kids. And you can get much fancier kid’s play tents for $20.


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