Beach Canopy Tents

Beach canopy tents provide more shade for more people.  When we first started our family trips to the beach there was just 5 of us.  We now have 9 and one on the way.  This means either bringing several large beach umbrellas, two pop up beach tents or a beach canopy tent where everyone can sit together.  These beach shade tents comes in several different sizes and styles. 

beach sun shade

We found that the 10'X10' canopy tent by Coleman gave us the shade and space we needed.  Keep your chairs and coolers protected all day.  Roof vents keep air moving inside the tent so the heat doesn't get trapped. 

Two people are best for putting the canopy up and taking it down.  A practice set up at home helped to make it easier to put it up the first time at the beach.

It really is quite easy and provided the perfect solution for all day shade for our family.  A handy carrying bag with wheels fits inside most cars and makes it easy to transport. 

Coleman Instant Beach Canopy, 10 x 10 Feet

Add a "sun wall" to your canopy for extra protection from the heat and ultraviolet light.

It also will protect you from the wind on a windy day or from a sudden rain shower.

Loops are provided on the bottom of the shade so you can stake the fabric and keep it from flopping in the wind. Or you can put the elastic loops around the legs of the canopy for stability.

We found it provided some great protection from the harsh summer Florida sun. 

Coleman Sunwall for 10x10 Canopy Tent | Sun Shade Side Wall Accessory to Block Sun, Wind, and Rain

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To help keep you cooler on a hot day at the beach use these battery operated clip on fans.

SkyGenius Battery Operated Clip on Fan

beach canopy tents

Stabilizing Beach Shade Tents

No matter which beach canopy tent you use, keep the it stabilized in any wind by filling bags with sand and attach them to the tent poles. 

beach canopy weights

Fill the bags with sand, (some people fill up a large plastic bottle with water) zip them up and then as you can see velcro straps secure the bags to the beach canopy tent poles.

beach canopy weights
ABCCANOPY Outdoor Pop Up Canopy Tent Weight Sand Bag - 4 Pack (Double, White)

stabilizing beach shade tents

Beach Sun Shade Canopy

More lightweight, than traditional beach canopies, this beach sun shade canopy is easy to carry and more portable. It weighs Only 6.5 pounds and includes a  19.5" shoulder carrying bag that fits in a carry-on suitcase.

beach sun shade canopy

Made of a nylon/lycra blen this 9'x9' beach canopy uses rust proof aluminum poles that are 7' feet tall.

  • UPF 50+ PROTECTION, WATER REPELLENT. The Neso Tent will keep you protected on both sunny and rainy days
  • SET UP TIPS: Put it up in a couple minutes. Please visit for instructions with wind set up tips and video
beach sun shade canopy
beach sun shade canopy
Neso Tents Grande Beach Tent, 7ft Tall, 9 x 9ft, Reinforced Corners

Larger Beach Shade Tent

This square canopy measures 13' by 13' and provides 169 square feet of shade.

An upgraded version of the 10 by 10 Coleman beach canopy tent, this one offers a vented top that allows hot air to escape and to stabilize the canopy on a windy day so it doesn't blow away. 

The fabric is treated with UVGuard for extra protection from the sun.  A beach shade tent is also helpful for when pop up showers come in - get out of the rain, stay dry, but still enjoy each others company. 

This tent weighs 48 lbs but is very compact and the storage bag comes with wheels.  Quite easy to set up and take down but it helps to have more than one person for the job.

Anchor the canopy with cords that come with it.   

Coleman 2000004407 Instant Beach Canopy, 13 x 13 Feet

E-Z Up Canopy

A rust resistant steel frame makes this a study canopy that provides great shade and UV protection. It comes in two sizes 10 X 10 and 12 X 12. The 10x10 can accommodate 6-8 people plus some gear.

Easy to put up with two people, yet one person with patience can do it by themselves. A rolling carrying bag makes it much easier to get to your favorite beach.

E-Z UP 10 by 10-Feet Canopy, Blue

Beach Canopy Tents with Screens

There is lots to be said about having screens depending on the beach and the weather. When we go to the beach on the St. Croix River in Wisconsin, it comes with lots of flies and noseeums. This screened beach canopy keeps out the gnats, mosquitoes, bees and flies.

You'll also find some protection from the wind and rain as well.  It has two doors with zippers to keep them shut, a vaulted ceiling, and a heavy duty fabric that provides plenty of UV protection. 

For extra protection spray the fabric with Heavy Duty Water Repellent Spray so that when it rains no water will drip through.

The hexagon shape can comfortably accommodate 4 adults and 4 children.  Setting up is best with two people, and with some practice takes about 10".

A carrying bag with wheels will makes it a breeze to bring it to your favorite beach.

Coleman 12 x 10 Screened Beach Canopy Tent

Providing beach sun shade to your group of friends or family offers some protection from UV light damage to skin, eyes and hair as well as protection from sudden pop up showers so you can enjoy a full day at the beach. 

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