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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.

OCtheBeach.com is your online resource forthe beach umbrellas you may need for hanging out on the beach in Ocean City. To save time and money you can shop right here; click the beach umbrellas below for more information about them or for any of the other "beach stuff" shown.
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Impact Canopy 8 ft. Rainbow Beach Umbrella with Carry Bag

Impact Canopy 8 ft. Rainbow Beach Umbrella with Carry Bag

$54.69

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. Bring protective shade to the beach or po... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Guild Master Beach Umbrellas 5 Piece Wall Art Set

Guild Master Beach Umbrellas 5 Piece Wall Art Set

$386.06

Set includes 5 framed pictures. Dimensions (each): 16W x 1D x 16H in. For indoor use. Hand-painted umbrella scenes on recycled paper. Waterfront gray frames. Weather the winter months with a smile inspired by this Guild... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Classic Beach Umbrella Orange

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Classic Beach Umbrella Orange

$90.29

More durable than standard beach umbrellasFeatures an easy push-up lift and push-button tilt6-foot canopy and a durable aluminum frameSpun Poly shade in a variety of bright solid colorsOverall height of 91 inches; botto... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Morshade 9-ft. Heavy-Duty Wind-Resistant Telescoping Beach Umbrella with Base

Morshade 9-ft. Heavy-Duty Wind-Resistant Telescoping Beach Umbrella with Base

$239.99

Dimensions: 108 diam. x 96H in.; 9-ft. Wind-resistant water-proof UPF50 polyester fabricIvory color with logo1.5-in. steel pole with powder-coated finish5-position 45-degree telescopic tiltIntegrated multi-purpose baseS... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

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

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

$91.90

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 6 ft. Aluminum Classic Beach Umbrella Lime

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Classic Beach Umbrella Lime

$90.86

More durable than standard beach umbrellasFeatures an easy push-up lift and push-button tilt6-foot canopy and a durable aluminum frameSpun Poly shade in a variety of bright solid colorsOverall height of 91 inches; botto... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Classic Beach Umbrella Black

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Classic Beach Umbrella Black

$105.40

More durable than standard beach umbrellasFeatures an easy push-up lift and push-button tilt6-foot canopy and a durable aluminum frameSpun Poly shade in a variety of bright solid colorsOverall height of 91 inches; botto... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

Astella 6 ft. Stripe Beach Umbrella Polyester with UV Coating Orange Mango

Astella 6 ft. Stripe Beach Umbrella Polyester with UV Coating Orange Mango

$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 Classic Beach Umbrella Red

DestinationGear 6 ft. Aluminum Classic Beach Umbrella Red

$90.86

More durable than standard beach umbrellasFeatures an easy push-up lift and push-button tilt6-foot canopy and a durable aluminum frameSpun Poly shade in a variety of bright solid colorsOverall height of 91 inches; botto... [Read more]

Store: Hayneedle

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

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

$91.87

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

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