A beach canopy tent is a great invention that can make any beach trip more comfortable because they can save people from the sweltering sun. This is especially important if you are bringing children or elderly with you to the beach because these two age groups are at greater risk of suffering from sun damage or heat stroke.
A beach canopy tent will keep cool not only people but also their belongings. Even if you bring a cooler with you to the beach, chances are that after a few hours under the sun the drinks inside of the cooler will no longer be cold and refreshing. A canopy tent can be the remedy for that. Food also will not get disgustingly warm so you will be able to enjoy that cheese sandwich that hasn’t turned into goo yet.
A sturdy beach canopy tent will also offer protection from rain and, depending on the design, sometimes even wind.
Beach canopy tent variety
There are many kinds of beach canopy tents so you will surely find one that fits all of your needs. A standard lightweight canopy tent is the easiest to carry around is basically just a roof with poles to keep it standing upright. Depending on the size, it can shelter from four to even ten people and offers an unrestricted view of the beach. Sometimes a pole canopy tent comes with a wall or walls that can be rolled down the sides that can stop the wind from blowing away your things. Although, a sudden change in the wind direction can force you to dismantle your tent and set it up again to accommodate for the change.
A pop-up beach canopy tent resembles a regular camping tent and can be set up in a matter of minutes. It is also very lightweight but not as stable because usually it is not attached to the ground unless you do the attaching yourself. A pop-up offers wind protection from most sides. but a heavy gust of wind can suddenly ‘kidnap’ it so consider the weather forecast before taking it to a beach.
A pop-up should be enough if you are just bringing your closest family with you but for a larger group of five and above, a pole canopy tent will often be the better choice.
Material quality is crucial for providing effective sun protection. Make sure that the material from which the tent is made protects against UVA and UVB rays – that will usually be polyester or nylon.
The frame components matter as well. Aluminum is lighter than, for example, steel so it will be easier to carry around but is not as sturdy and can break apart if used in harsh weather conditions.
If you ever found yourself dreading going to the beach because of the potential sun damage or if the prospect of spending the day sweating and looking for shade isn’t something you find enjoyable, then give a beach canopy tent a try. It can give you the summer vacation experience you were longing for.