Best Beach Tents For 2022

Keep your cool and stay safe from the sun’s rays with these easy-to-use tents

Sunscreen, water, towels, and a sun shelter or beach tent are all necessities for your next shoreline excursion. No longer do you have to struggle with burying the base of that squirrelly beach umbrella, or setting up the entire camping tent, because beach tents are the perfect solution.

Oileus X-Large 4 Person Beach Tent Sun Shelter - Portable Sun Shade Instant Tent for Beach with Carrying Bag, Stakes, 6 Sand Pockets, Anti UV for Fishing Hiking Camping, Waterproof Windproof
It has a pop-up feature so it is ready to go in a flash. It also folds back up in under a minute. | Oileus

Do you know how some tents say they fit four people but in actuality only fit two? This tent isn't like that. At 92″ x 45″ x 45″, there is plenty of room for four. We appreciate how the durable polyester fabric blocks almost all the UV rays. At 4 pounds and packing down to 5 inches, this beach tent also has an extra shade awning. Roll up one or both of the two windows to keep cool air flowing while you stay safe from the sun's harmful rays.

WhiteFang Deluxe XL Pop Up Beach Tent Sun Shade Shelter for 3-4 Person, UV Protection, Extendable Floor with 3 Ventilating Windows Plus Carrying Bag, Stakes, and Guy Lines
On those windy days when other tents aren't sufficient, this fast opening tent comes with lots of stabilizers. | WhiteFang

One side of the tent folds down, acting as a door and also more ground covering to play on.At over 8 feet tall, this shady shelter can easily host a family for a day at the river or beach. Three windows provide lots of ventilation. Six steel stakes for rocks and soil, 6 sand stakes, 5 little sandbags, and extra string to tie down the tent keep it secure. We love the sun-proof fabric that has real silver in it to protect your family from UV rays.

UMARDOO Family Beach Tent with 4 Aluminum Poles, Pop Up Beach Sunshade with Carrying Bag (Blue, 7X7 FT)
The thick, strong fabric offers UPF 50 sunscreen protection for everyone under its 7 feet square tent canopy. | UMARDOO

Whether you're catching up on all those magazines or watching your little one catch their first bass, this family beach tent is a great base. With all the protection and none of the enclosures, this canopy is a good choice for sporting events and beach visits. Stakes, cords, and all poles are easy to adjust as the sun travels across the sky. The bungee attachments keep the waterproof Lycra canopy secured to the aluminum poles.

Pacific Breeze Easy Setup Beach Tent Deluxe XL
This cool design sets up in a snap and features the latest in self-set-up technology. | Pacific Breeze

Keep this tent in your car or truck so you'll be ready for your next spontaneous day trip. Easy setup and takedown make this tent a family favorite. There are also some convenient hooks to dry towels or keep your shirts from getting sandy. Folding down to an easy-to-travel size, the water-resistant beach tent also has a few pockets to stash belongings. The four included stakes attach simply, then put sand in the five sand pockets for additional support.

Red Suricata Family Beach Sunshade - Sun Shade Canopy | UPF50 UV Protection | Tent with 4 Aluminum Poles, 4 Pole Anchors, 4 Sandbag Anchors | Large & Portable Shelter Tarp
Great for travel, this model has a bag and slips into your suitcase or camping bag. | Red Suricata

Tall, dark, and just what you need for your next beach day. At over ten feet wide and nine feet deep, you and six of your friends can relax in the sand knowing you're under SPF 50 fabric. If the weather changes, this canopy also has you covered with waterproof fabric. The extra-tall aluminum poles are 6 1⁄2- feet high and support the center of the sunshade. Then use the bungees to secure the corners. This spacious beach tent makes it easy to keep your family safe in the sun for hours of recreation.

Cyndi Mathews is a contributing writer to Islands and recently published her first book and enjoys traveling to Florida in her sailboat. Islands is an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands' staff.