These Beach Umbrellas Protect The Family From The Sun & Stay Put

by Alesandra Dubin
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Invest in a beach umbrella, and you won’t regret it. That’s because the fastest way to ruin a family beach day is to come unprepared: No shade, like no snacks, can trigger a tsunami of whining. Importantly, a beach umbrella also keeps those kiddos (and grownups alike) protected against the harmful rays of the sun, acting as another layer of safety in tandem with your dutiful regimen of reapplying dermatologist-recommended sunscreen while the wee ones squirm out of your grasp. We’ve rounded up some great beach umbrellas to stand up to serious wind, as well as large umbrellas to shelter the whole fam, and small ones for compact packing or a solo day out. And while you’re shopping for beach gear, we also recommend getting some kids’ beach chairs and beach toys!

Best Beach Umbrellas

Best Beach Umbrellas for Wind

Best Large Beach Umbrellas

Best Small Beach Umbrellas

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