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A Beach Umbrella Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Beach Holiday

Are you fed up with looking for a small patch of shade to sit in on the beach? Maybe jostling with your partner to squeeze yourselves in? Well, you can now say goodbye to struggling to fit in the shade. A good beach umbrella will provide enough shade for you and your partner to sit comfortably in beach chairs, with room for the kids to play in the sand in front, protected from the fierceness of the sun above. You will also enjoy protection from blowing sand. All in all you will have a much more comfortable beach experience if you take along a good umbrella.

Beach umbrellas usually come in attractive, vibrant colors which not only look good, but also make good markers for youngsters to return to on the beach.

When shopping for a beach umbrella, look for a good-sized one - an 8 foot diameter is a good baseline. Dull anodized aluminum is a good choice for the pole, being rust-free and light-weight. Many umbrellas have anchor spiraling at the end of the pole, for extra sturdiness in the sand.

A good choice of material for the ribs is fiberglass, and make sure there are enough ribs to make the umbrella sturdy and safe. Sixteen ribs are usually sufficient for a sturdy, long-lasting umbrella.

The best umbrellas come with adjustable metal tilts so you can set the umbrella at the optimal angle to cast the maximum shadow. The umbrella covering itself can be made from various materials - a popular choice is weatherproof polyester coated with Teflon. Look also for vents in the canopy which allow for air release and help prevent the umbrella from inverting.

Finally, your ideal beach umbrella will have some provision for transportation and storage - look for an umbrella that comes with its own light-weight fabric carrying bag.

A good beach umbrella is an attractive fashion accessory which will turn heads on the beach - believe me, people sweltering in the full glare of the sun will be very envious. Even more importantly, it will offer protection to you and your family from the potentially harmful rays of the sun, and make the beach experience what it was always meant to be - a fun, relaxing time for the family to bond. Especially if you have young children with you, you will not regret the investment you made in your beach umbrella.

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MAOS 6 ft. Sky Blue Beach Umbrella

MAOS 6 ft. Sky Blue Beach Umbrella

$59.99

Dimensions: 60 diam. X 75H in. 170T polyester fabric with UPF silver coating. 2-piece white powder coated steel pole. Features tilt functionality. Simple push-up design. Sky blue color. 6-month warranty. You won't have ... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

MAOS 6 ft. Sun Block Red & Yellow Wave Beach Umbrella

MAOS 6 ft. Sun Block Red & Yellow Wave Beach Umbrella

$69.99

Dimensions: 63 diam. X 72H in. 190T oxford fabric with UPF silver coating. 2-piece powder-coated steel poles. Features tilt functionality. Sand anchor attachment. Red and yellow color. 6-month warranty. An absolute nece... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Fiberbuilt 7.5 ft. Wood Beach Umbrella with Vinyl Coated Canopy Red

Fiberbuilt 7.5 ft. Wood Beach Umbrella with Vinyl Coated Canopy Red

$185.00

7 ft. diam. shade; 87H in. overall with finial. Durable vinyl-coated weave fabric canopy. Ash wood pointed pole, 6 wind-resistant fiberglass ribs. Valance-style umbrella for beach use. Easy, push-up lift to open. Choose... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Fiberbuilt 7.5 ft. Wood Beach Umbrella with Spun Acrylic Canopy Pacific Blue

Fiberbuilt 7.5 ft. Wood Beach Umbrella with Spun Acrylic Canopy Pacific Blue

$185.00

7 ft. diam. shade; 87H in. overall with finial. Top-of-the-line spun-acrylic fabric canopy. Ash wood pointed pole, 6 wind-resistant fiberglass ribs. Market-style umbrella for beach use. Easy, push-up lift to open. Choos... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Kijaro 7 ft. Coast Beach Umbrella with Sand Spike

Kijaro 7 ft. Coast Beach Umbrella with Sand Spike

$75.00

Dimensions: 88.6L x 88.6W x 88H in. Silver, rust-resistant metal sand spike poleIonian turquoise and key west lime green ripstop nylonFeatures 3 tilt positionsOffers sun protection of 50+ UPF. Take in the soothing effec... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Astella 6 ft. Stripe Beach Umbrella Polyester with UV Coating Blue Breeze

Astella 6 ft. Stripe Beach Umbrella Polyester with UV Coating Blue Breeze

$18.99

Dimensions: 108 diam. x 102H in. Polyester shade in choice of available striped colorsRust-resistant aluminum polePush button tilt for easily staying in the shadeUV-coated to protect against fadingPointed pole end for d... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Cabana Stripe Beach Umbrella Black and White Stripes

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Cabana Stripe Beach Umbrella Black and White Stripes

$94.09

Weather-resistant super-heavyweight acrylic material. Choose from several striped color options. Heavy-duty aluminum frame with 1.5-inch pole. 3-position push-button tilt. Staked bottom pole easily pushed into sand. The... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Impact Canopy 8 ft. Rainbow Beach Umbrella with Carry Bag with Sand Anchor Auger

Impact Canopy 8 ft. Rainbow Beach Umbrella with Carry Bag with Sand Anchor Auger

$59.99

Dimensions: 96 diam. x 98H in. Multicolored umbrella. Aluminum pole. Teflon coated weatherproof polyester cover. Adjustable metal tilt lets you angle for maximum sun protection. Lightweight and protective, the Impact Ca... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Cabana Stripe Beach Umbrella Pink and White Stripes

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Cabana Stripe Beach Umbrella Pink and White Stripes

$103.78

Weather-resistant super-heavyweight acrylic material. Choose from several striped color options. Heavy-duty aluminum frame with 1.5-inch pole. 3-position push-button tilt. Staked bottom pole easily pushed into sand. The... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

DestinationGear 7 ft. Aluminum Pink Stripe Beach Umbrella

DestinationGear 7 ft. Aluminum Pink Stripe Beach Umbrella

$54.54

Tilting beach umbrella with polyester fabric. 1.25-inch-wide aluminum pole with a sand screw tip. 8 plastic ribs. Lever assists in umbrella placement. Striped pink, blue, green, and white pattern. Store in a dry place w... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Astella 6 ft. Stripe Beach Umbrella Polyester with UV Coating Kiwi Green

Astella 6 ft. Stripe Beach Umbrella Polyester with UV Coating Kiwi Green

$18.99

Dimensions: 108 diam. x 102H in. Polyester shade in choice of available striped colorsRust-resistant aluminum polePush button tilt for easily staying in the shadeUV-coated to protect against fadingPointed pole end for d... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

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