If you’ve ever been to the beach at noon on a cloudless day, you know how high temperatures can get. But, then again, you go to the beach for the warmth, water, family time, etc. It wouldn’t hurt to bring along a makeshift shelter you can call your own, though; in fact, it’d do the opposite of hurt during these hot summer months.
Each of these five tents on our list help protect you and your friends and family from harmful sun rays while also providing comfort inside a shaded, ventilated and easily assembled tent. There’s a variety of sizes, too, and even one for the kids.
So, the next time you plan a beach trip, add picking up one of these tents to your list.
Victostar Pop-up Beach Tent
At 94 x 59 x 43 inches, the Victostar pop-up tent is a sizeable, makeshift shelter on the beach. Its diameter when folded is about 17.8 inches. Inside, it can fit about two to three people. This is a pop-up tent that requires no assembly. Each purchase comes with a carrying bag and six tent pegs. This tent is made of eco-friendly, silver-coated fabric, granting UPF 50+ sun protection.
It comes in either blue or green.
Pacific Breeze Easy Setup Beach Tent Deluxe XL
Fully expanded, this Pacific Breeze tent measures out at 95 x 52 x 51 inches and can fit three to four people. Folded, it’s 38 x 6 x 6 inches and is easily transportable, weighing in at just six pounds. There are three windows for ventilation and internal pockets to store items and hooks, too. It’s made of a durable, lightweight fiberglass frame and breathable polyester with water-resistant floors. It comes with a carrying case, five sand pockets and four stakes.
This tent comes in its standard extra-large version or the extra-large version with an extended floor (for an additional $10).
Oileus X-Large 4 Person Beach Tent
The Oileus extra-large beach tent uses an automatic pop-up mechanism to easily assemble and then unfold in under 30 seconds. In total, the tent expands to 92 x 45 x45 inches.
It has a durable floor made of 150D PE and thick and 8.5-millimeter fiberglass poles for added stability with stakes and a guy rope. There are also two windows for maximum ventilation and air circulation and an awning for extra shade. Inside, there are pockets for storage.
Gorich Beach Tent and UV Sun Shelter
Fully assembled, this three-/four-person Gorich beach tent is 82.7 x 55.1 x 47.2 inches; folded, it’s 4 x 4 x 17 inches and is easily transportable at 2.4 pounds. The tent is made of special, silver-coated fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection. There are three insect screen layers, three curtains and mesh D-doors. Additionally, each purchase comes with four tent pegs, two sandbags and a waterproof carrying bag.
You can buy this tent in one of four colors.
Sunba Youth Beach Tent
Let the kids join in the tent fun with their own Sunba Youth beach tent. It’s constructed with special, silver-coated fabric and breathable polyester, granting UPF 50+ sun protection.
The diameter is 17.7 inches when folded, and, when expanded, the tent measures out at 65 x 59 x 43.5 inches. This tent is also a no-assembly shelter from the sun, using automatic-pop-up design to “assemble” in three seconds.