Everybody loves a day at the seaside but one of the biggest drawbacks had to be the amount of luggage that was taken for a day at the beach. Loungers, picnic baskets, rugs and umbrellas for shade were all taken and this often involved several trips to your car as you filled the boot to capacity in an effort to squeeze everything in.
Once you arrived at your destination everything then had to be unpacked wasting more of your valuable relaxing time and then at the end of it all the boot had to be re-packed again.
Thankfully for a few pounds this is a thing of the past, there are many beach canopies available that are durable to cope with the notorious windy conditions on the beaches that simply fold away into a small travel bag or rucksack eliminating a lot of the packing time required.
The modern beach canopies are available to purchase in various styles so there must be something available for you needs, browsing around the net should give you some ideas on how to make your life easier.
There are three main styles of beach canopies that are sold on a regular basis
- Beach Cabanas - These are very similar to a tent structure and are usually constructed with vinyl or screen mesh walls. They can be purchase in a variety of sizes dependant as to how many people wish to fit inside them, they are secured with poles and guide ropes in the same fashion as a tent and are very sturdy.
- Fold up Cabanas - Compared to the normal cabanas these are more portable and light weight, they are usually dome shaped and some models will have an open front so that you can admire the scenery while others may have a all of the walls enclosed with a hatch to get inside them.
- Sun loungers with canopies - The ultimate in luxury, the canopy is attached to the lounger so there is no need to use two separate items. They are portable and will fold down into their own carry bag that usually have straps the same as a rucksack leaving your hands free to carry other items.
Whichever of these you decide to choose they will all serve the same purpose, to protect you from the wind and more importantly to provide you with shade from the sun’s powerful rays.
Suppliers of Beach Canopies
This UK based company can supply family sized cabanas as well as children’s play tents and cabanas for the beach. They also supply a large range of children’s garden play houses and activity toys that are relatively cheap compared to a few of the other websites.
The family cabana tents are priced from £47.00 for the family tent dropping down to £25.00 for the smaller sizes designed for the children.
This company is based in the USA and has a very large selection of pop up tents or cabanas to choose from. All of their products are lightweight and easy to erect, they can even supply you with a portable changing hut if you need one. The standard sized cabanas can range in price from $50 up to $120 dollars for the larger models.
For a more stylish model that offers even more protection it may be worth looking around this site. The cabanas and umbrellas are all made with Sunbrella fabrics that are renowned for blocking off the sun’s rays and the cabanas are very sturdy to stand up to adverse weather conditions. They are more expensive than some sites but you are paying for quality that will last for years. Prices can start from $495 dollars for a standard cabana but if combined with seating etc. the prices will reach up to $700 dollars