Tips For Buying a Beach Tent

Beach tents have become almost a necessity for the regular beachgoers and those who like to spend a lot of time on the beach. Constant exposure to the sun has serious damaging effects on our skin. It is extremely dangerous for adults and children alike.

If you are spending just a few hour under the sun then, sunscreens are a great help to protect the skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. But when you intend to spend a lot of time under the heat, you need more than just a sunscreen. The harmful rays not only cause sunburns and redness, but it can dehydrate your body and make you feel dizzy. Not to forget that such an exposure over a long period of time can result in fatal diseases such as skin cancer.

This is where beach tents come to the rescue by providing you a resting place where you can escape from the direct reach of the sun. Although one can always argue that trees and other shaded places can offer the same solution. But these are temporary solutions and it’s not necessary that you find such a place at every beach you visit.

Other solutions do exist such as lathering up in high SPF sunscreen or covering your skin with long sleeved tees and pants. But again, these solutions aren’t suitable for all because most of them prefer to be in beachwear. In cases where the whole family is out in the sun, a beach tent is what you need.

It is able to provide you with a single place where your whole family can rest and stay away from the harsh rays of the sun. It is all the more essential for families with small children and babies because the effect of sun rays on their skin is more serious and damaging. Also, you can lay your baby down in the shade of the beach tent and they can rest and take naps whenever required.

Beach tents are not only meant for beaches; they can be used at any outdoor place like parks, backyards, etc. Along with providing the necessary protection from the heat and the sun, they offer privacy in crowded places which is always a plus.

Here are some tips that you can keep in mind while purchasing a new beach tent:

Easy assembly

A beach tent should be easy to assemble. After all, you are going to a beach to have fun and you don’t want to spend all of your time assembling a beach tent. The same applies when putting them back as well.


A good beach tent must be large enough to fit your whole family and keep them safe. An average family size of 4-5 people should be easily accommodated by a regular-sized tent. For a bigger family, larger tents must be purchased.

Sun protection

Beach tents need to have a special coating or lining that helps block the harsh sun rays. The material should be such that it doesn’t get heated up and remains cool throughout.

Proper panels

A beach tent must have a panel that allows you to zip it completely. Also, it should contain a mesh panel that allows proper ventilation but still provide a layer that forbids the entry of insects and small sea creatures.


A beach tent must be durable enough to withstand all types of weather. Make sure to purchase a good quality tent that you can use for multiple outings over the years.

Apart from these tips, make sure that you do proper research at your end and purchase a beach tent that has the best reviews and is suitable for your needs.


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