Best Beach Umbrellas For Sunny Days at the Shore

Take a break from the sun, wind or rain with the right umbrella


October 14, 2021
A day at the beach isn’t completely serene without an umbrella. Pixabay

A day at the beach or an afternoon at the river, creating a safe-from-the-sun haven with an umbrella is essential. A big colorful beach umbrella provides a base for your family activity and also a visual reminder of just where you left your sandals.

Sport-Brella Versa-Brella SPF 50+ Adjustable Umbrella with Universal Clamp

Multi-use option

At under two pounds and with its own carrying case, this model is one you’ll keep around year-round. Sport-Brella

Every day is a great day for this versatile umbrella, as it keeps you safe wherever you go, rain or shine. The clamp allows this portable umbrella to attach to anything. Your golf bag, your stroller, your fence, even attach it to your tailgate for the drizzly gathering. It offers superior sun and UVA and UVB protection, and the way it’s designed, it can swivel 360 degrees to always keep you and your loved ones protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

Sport-Brella Premiere XL UPF 50+ Umbrella Shelter for Sun and Rain Protection (9-Foot)

Give me shelter

There’s an augured end, so you twist it into the dirt or sand, then pin the sides to the ground with the included sets of stakes. Sport-Brella

The ultimate in protection from the elements, these large tent beach umbrellas are great. Day at the beach, afternoon on the sidelines, or set up by the river, these 9-foot canopies provide shelter from sun, wind, and rain. Set this partial enclosure up at the outdoor music venue and keep your stuff protected in the shade. Made from 50-plus sun-blocking gray fabric, the umbrella attaches to a heavy-duty center pole to keep it in the ground. Carry bag and tie-down cords are included, too.

beachBUB ™ All-In-One Beach Umbrella System. Includes 7 ½' (50+ UPF) Umbrella, Oversize Bag, beachBUB ™ Base & Accessory Kit

Won’t blow away

Because it’s so big, it comes with a large bag made comfortable to carry with a padded strap and handle. beachBUB

This uniquely crafted umbrella system is tested to withstand winds up to 35 miles per hour. The base is what makes this beach umbrella special. You don’t have to screw in the center and tie down the sides with this umbrella. Instead, you make a little hole with the included sand gopher, put the bottom of the pole at the base and attach two of the wings, cover with a little sand and connect the third wing, then cover with a pile of firm sand. It’s so easy and no heavy twisting. Then just make sure the sides are stretched out for maximum protection.

Blissun 7.2' Portable Beach Umbrella with Sand Anchor, Tilt Pole, Carry Bag, Air Vent (Green)

Strong design

The supports are made from fiberglass to flex a little but still offer excellent stability. Blissun

Built for days at the beach, every part of this umbrella is designed to keep you out of the sun and wind. This beach umbrella looks the part. The heavy blue and green oxford design with yellow accents makes a great base for your beach day. Just fold out the handles and turn the big anchor into the sand to keep your beach umbrella secure. It’s easy to tilt this over seven-foot umbrella throughout the day. If it gets breezy, there’s a vent on the top to let some of the air pass through, so it’s not all pushing at your shelter.

Beach Umbrella - 6.5ft Heavy Duty Windproof Tilt Portable Umbrella with Sand Anchor & Sand Bags UPF 50+ PU Coating with Carry Bag for Patio and Outdoor - Navy Striped

Keeps the sun at bay

The base has a thick iron bottom so it won’t rust or corrode. Beach Umbrella

Coated with a layer of advanced sun protection, this beach umbrella keeps out more of those damaging UVA and UVB rays. This beach umbrella really throws some shade on the competition. We love the bold navy stripe pattern of this luxury outdoor umbrella. Once you put the base in your beach real estate, you fill up the enclosed sandbag and use that to secure your umbrella. The top of the center pole is fiberglass to bend but not break in inclement weather. The mid-section tips for optimum sun, wind, and rain protection.


Cyndi Matthews is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. Cyndi recently published her first book and enjoys traveling to Florida in her sailboat.


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