Going to the beach is always a fun experience. However constantly having the sun beat down on you can be overwhelming, and quite dangerous. Next time you go to the beach make sure you have a beach tent. Beach tents are great for kids to play in, store your gear, and relax in. Designed to fold up and transport easily, your next trip to the beach will be a breeze!

1:Coleman Compact Shade ShelterSHOP NOW



At just over seven by five feet this is a rounded top shade/beach tent. It has UV Guard Protection of 50+. This model comes with a zippered door and 4 inside pockets.

It also comes with a dry line which makes it the ideal beach changing room as long as there is a place to attach the line for those wet bathing suits.

Further additions are sand bags, a carrying bag for the tent, the poles and a floor mat. It comes in green only. It’s perfect for a large family or group.

2: Genji Sports Instant Beach Star TentSHOP NOW



This beach tent comes in blue. It is manufactured to open like an umbrella for setup and close down in under ten seconds.

Material is UV 50+ protection. It has a waterproof floor and CPAI-84 fire retardant material in tent and flooring.

Built by Genji Sports this tent is seven feet long by 4 feet wide, I like the quick and easy to set up. This tent has a light fiberglass frame and weighs only 4.5 pounds.

Light weight and easy set up make this a fast and easy solution for beach shade, a carrying bag is also included.

3: Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Cabana Beach TentSHOP NOW


This has the same set up style as the Genji, opens and closes fast. It has a larger door which opens as a door mat when laid on the sand.

This beach tent comes in blue, has UPF 50+ sun protection. There are 3 roll up windows for a breeze or privacy. It weighs 6 pounds, is 8 feet long, 4.5 feet wide, just over 4 feet in height.

It fits 2 adults and 2 kids comfortably with chairs and gear. Fast set up along with windows makes this light and breezy for a family day at the beach.

4: Shade Shack Instant Family Beach ShelterSHOP NOW



This is a 1 piece pop-up, no assembly necessary although it comes with an instructional DVD.

It has a UPF 30+, is 7 ½ feet long, 4 ½ wide, 4 ¼ high. There are no windows, comes in blue and yellow, no flooring at all for a convenient family day at the beach without worrying about sandy flooring.

This is a basic model with shade as the goal for an outing with children.