15 Best Beach Tent Reviews 2017

Going to the beach with our family and friends is one of the best bonding outdoor experiences. Every time you are on a family trip, or just passing trying to unwind with friends, the beach offers a variety of unforgettable activities, laughs, and memories. However, a beach also exposes you to a dangerous dose of UV rays. Sunscreen is just not the complete solution. It wears off quickly; it is nearly impossible to apply it perfectly, and of course, you want to be in the water eventually which just washes most of the sunscreens off. Having a quality beach tent is always a great way to relax on the beach and to prevent sun damage to your skin.

15 Best Beach Tent Reviews

Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent

Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent
  • Specially designed EasyUp Hub System showcases industry leading design. The fastest and easiest set up and take down of all...
  • Lightweight, compact beach tent provides protection from the sun, rain and wind for all outdoor activities, UPF 50+ sun...
  • The tent is 87 L x 47 H x 49 D, providing a spacious interior shelter and has internal pockets to store personal items....

The Pacific breeze beach tent comes with water-resistant PE floor, large windows for ventilation, and provides cover on all but one side.

Its lightweight fiberglass frame is easy to setup.

The breathable polyester shade material has UPF 50+ protection.

Spacious interior, internal pockets, and other features make it one of the most purchased and reviewed beach tents of our picks with over 2000 customer reviews!

Sandbags are also provided which anchor the tent in heavy winds. Clearly, one of the best beach shelters!

iCorer Beach Cabana Style Tent

iCorer Pop Up Instant Portable Outdoors 2-3 Person Beach Cabana Tent Sun Shade Shelter, Light Blue, 6.56’L x 3.93’W x 4.26’H
  • Innovative Design: Innovative pop-up design - no assembly required. Patented structure pops up and down in seconds.
  • Convenient Features: 2 side mesh windows with flaps for good ventilation. 2 zippered doors for extra air flow or privacy -...
  • UV Guard Protection: Special interior silver-coating fabric around the full coverage to ensure the coverage area of Anti-UV...

This affordable beach tent can fit up to 3 people in its innovative design.

One of the best features of this type of tent is that it has a pop-up design which requires no assembly at all. You can be assured that you will not have to go through the painstaking procedure of connecting tent poles.

The iCorer beach tent cabana has two windows, removable bottom, and features UV 50+ protection.

If you want to spend a longer afternoon at the beach, this is one of the best tents for you.

With two zippered doors, you can increase ventilation and use it just as a shade as well.

Zip the two doors up, and you have a handy changing room. The iCorer setup is simple, easy, and affordable.

Creative Outdoors Family Size Cabana Style

Creative Outdoors 93x93x54-Inch Family Instant Pop Up Tent with Sun Shelter and Bag, Red
  • Lightweight quick-set cabana tent with instant set-up technology! Sets up in seconds - all parts contained so there is...
  • UPF 50+ sun protection for all-day shade at the park, beach, sporting event or just relaxing in the backyard
  • Fits two adults and two kids comfortably with room for chairs and plenty of gear

The next beach shade tent on our list is the creative outdoors family size cabana setup.

With its lightweight and instant setup, you can fit up to 2 adults and two children. If you want to have the perfect family day at the beach, which involves having a picnic in the shade, the creative outdoors cabana beach tent is for you.

It is mildly priced, comes with a quick pop setup, and has UPF 50+ sun protection for all-day shade. However, the front of the setup cannot be closed completely.

This product is primarily focused on providing shade at your long days in the sun but does not offer complete privacy. The exoskeleton support prevents the setup from being blown away by the strong winds or rain at the beach.

The product also comes with an extension mat that can be placed at the front for chairs or shoes.

EliteTechGear Beach Canopy

EliteTechGear Easy Up Beach Sun Shade Tent/Canopy. Excellent Cabana/Shelter for Kids & Family at the Beach, Sports Events, Concerts, Picnics, Hiking, Camping, & Outdoors.!
  • COMFORT - Get instant relief from the beating sun or pounding rain for you, kids, or anyone with your Sun Shade Tent/Canopy...
  • CONVENIENCE - Great to take with you to sports games, camping, concerts, picnics, hiking, fishing and all your outdoor...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT - Only 3.4 lbs. Fast and Easy Set-Up. Bag and stakes included.

The EliteTechGear Beach Tent/Canopy is next on our list to provide you and your friend’s sun shade on the beach. Cheap and weighing only 3.4 lbs (1.54 kg), the EliteTechGear setup can provide sun shade up to a whopping 9 feet (2.74m).

To increase or decrease ventilation, use the roll up windows and enjoy the shade on your day at the beach. The sun shade provided by this product can fit up to 5 people comfortably.

The assembly does require poles for the tent to erect but once figured out; any user can setup within 3-4 minutes.

Again, this product is primarily targeted to provide maximum possible shade and may not necessarily serve as a private changing room. However, with the large shade area provided, this product takes its space on our top 15 list.

Leesentec Outdoor Beach Tent

Leesentec Outdoor Easy pop up Beach Tent Portable Cabana Sun Shade Protective Anti Uv Sport Shelter Fit for 2-3 Person Camping Shelter Beach Umbrella for Hiking Fishing Picnic
  • UV Protection and waterproof- Special silver coated fabric around the full coverage to ensure that the coverage area of...
  • Special design- pop up in seconds and no assembly required. The tent is also very easy to take down. (with instructions)
  • Potable to carry- it can takes down about 19 inches (diameter) and comes with its own carry bag. Size: 65 x 59 x 43.5 inches...

One of the most economical products on this list is the Leesentec Outdoor sun shade.

It has a 50+ UPF rating for sun protection and requires no assembly.

The sun shade area provided by the Leesentec outdoor setup is 65 x 59 x 43.5 inches (165 x 150 x 110 cm). As one of the smaller items on our list, this product weighs only 2.2 pounds (~ 1 kg) and with practice can be folded down to almost 20 in (~ 51 cm) in diameter.

This makes this one of the most portable of our picks. Ventilation is also enhanced by a densely interwoven mesh. Thus is a perfect beach tent for kids.

Terra Nation RekaKohu Plus (Extended Floor)

Terra Nation Reka Kohu Plus Extended Floor Beach Tent - 3 Person - 98% UV Protection (UPF 50+) (Blue)
  • Beach shader with an automatic opening and closing system
  • Ground floor that can also be used as shader closure for extra privacy
  • Unique automatic opening & closing system, designed for maximum easiness

Moving on to a product in a higher price range, we present the Terra Nation RekaKohu Plus setup.

This product can provide shade and 98% UV for up to 3 people comfortably.

The product features automatic opening and closing system that mitigate assembly or set up time. It also provides complete privacy for changing, or any other use of the front flap is zipped up. Nevertheless, the front flap can be used as a ground mat to provide additional space.

The dimensions are 86 x 57 x 49 inches (218 x 144 x124 cm) making it one of our more spacious picks at 7.4 lbs (3.35 kg).

This product is not only good for beaches but can also be used for other trips due to its sturdy build. If you are a person who likes to make a long-term investment instead of some poor quality short time products, this is a right choice for all your upcoming travels.

UV Sun Shade Beach Shelter (5 Person)

UV Sun Shade Shelter Beach Tent Canopy for 5 Person
  • 170T superior waterproof and anti-UV fabric to ensure its quality and sturdiness
  • Stainless steel bracket features high strength and firm structure, Large for 5-8 person.
  • Fine light transmittance, ventilation and air permeability, Ultraviolet-proof material makes it workable under harsh...

If you are looking for just a shade shelter for your frequent trips to the beach and not particularly for a tent, we recommend going for this extremely inexpensive and spacious choice.

The assembly includes stainless steel brackets which give the shade strength and can withstand fairly strong winds. The shade material is waterproof and provides UV protection.

The downside of this product is the lack of privacy.

However, the large shade size can house up to 8 people (5-6 comfortably) making up easily.

The dimensions are 90 x 82.6 x 62.99 inches (230 x 210 x 160cm)and the weight is 2.6 lb (1.2kg). This sturdy and durable product are highly popular among young visitors to the beach because of the large area, low price, and relatively easy setup.

Terra Nation RoaKohu

Terra Nation Roa Kohu Beach Tent - 2-3 Person - Easy Setup - 98% UV Protection (UPF 50+) (Blue)
  • Beach Shader with Innovative Aerodynamic Design for Excellent Resistance in Windy Conditions
  • Two Pole Design for Quick and Easy Set Up
  • Folding groundsheet offers large usable surface

If you are open to paying a higher price for a quality beach shelter, the Terra Nation RoaKohu is one of our favorites.

Its sleek and attractive design give it one of the unique looks while simultaneously giving it aerodynamic features for high wind conditions.

The dimensions are 71 x 67 x 55 inches (180 x 170 x 140 cm) and it weighs 6 lbs (~ 2.72 kg). The unique design has two poles on the sides that are used to erect the beach shade easily. As before, Terra Nation provides extendable floor/ground area that can be utilized as a mat to lie on the beach for your tan.

The RoaKohu also has secure pockets on its inside that can be used to place personal items while your rest. For people that are looking for high-quality beach shade with good UV protection (UPF 50+) but do not like full coverage, the Terra Nation RoaKohu is our recommendation.

It has solid construction and stitching making it one of the most durable shades for your trips.

Sol Shade

Sol ShadeTM Portable Easy Pop Up Beach Stretch Fabric Sun Shade Tent Canopy
  • Convenient and Compact! Lightweight, easy to carry back pack bag, quick and simple set-up!
  • Set up on the beach, while camping, watching sports, or anywhere you may need a sunshade!
  • 55+ Rated UV Protection! Measures approximately 8Feet x 11 Feet Stretched. 6 Feet x 7.5 Feet Flat

Another one of our favorite beach shades is the Sol Shade.

It boasts 55+ Rated UV Protection and goes up to 8 x 11 feet when stretched.

This beach shade is setup using two aluminum collapsible mounting poles.

While it gives a large area, the assembly is a bit of a job. To setup this product, you will need to fill up the sandbags as anchors and stretch them as apart as possible to erect the shelter.

The mounts are then inserted and can be moved along with the sun’s movement. While the assembly and setup require a bit more than our other picks, the Sol shade is one of the more unique looking beach shelters. It can be carried out in a bag and weighs 4.8 lbs (~2.2 kg).

Timber Ridge Sun Shelter

Timber Ridge Beach Cabana Sun Shelter Beach Tent with Carry Bag
  • Dimensions: 108"Lx72"Wx66"H, roomy space and only 6.08lbs lightweight
  • Silver coating fabric on top blocks most harmful UV rays and provides a cool comfort
  • Stable structure in soft surface, including sand bags, stakes and guy ropes

Next up on our list is the Timber Ridge Sun Shelter with dimension 108 x72 x 66 inches (274 x 182 x 167 cm) making it one of our bigger picks.

The unfolded size goes up to 9 x 6 feet.

The Timber Ridge beach shelter is also erected using sandbags as anchors with two lightweight fiberglass shock-corded poles. Guy ropes are used to ensure stability for use on the beach. Even though the product is recommended for just two people, it has space for an extra.

The colorful material is durable and provides UV protection through the silver coating on the top.

The mesh on the sides and back offers good ventilation as well, making your stay at the beach cool and delightful. This product, however, does not provide a ground mat or flap.

This is understandable at the cheaper price range.

ALEKO PTB21 Sun Shelter

ALEKO® PTB21 Outdoor Portable Instant Pop Up Beach Tent Travel Outdoor Sun Shelter, Blue
  • Made out of polyester. Provides shade from the sun, keeps you cool. Water resistant. Folds down easily for portability.
  • No door design. Tent height: 59 inches. Floor dimensions: 9 x 6.5 feet.
  • Pops open in seconds, no assembly required. Simply take out of the bag and open. 4 steel stakes for securing the tent into...

At an inexpensive price, the ALEKO ® PTB21 Outdoor Portable Sun Shelter is one of our compact and lightweight products at 2.8 lbs. (1.27 kg).

This beach tent is constructed from polyester and covers the ground area of 9 x 6.5 feet with the height of about 60 inches.

Four steel stakes are used to ensure the secure setup of this shelter at your beach. This product makes our list for being inexpensive and large.

However, at its price point, it lacks some of the features from the higher range.

This includes the lack of door design and poor or no ventilation.

However, the product does come with a ground or floor material which can be extended beyond the tent to a total of 9 feet long. This makes it one of the recommended choices at the lower price range.

AlvantorCoolHut Sun Shelter

Beach Tent CoolHut Sun Shelter Instant Portable Cabana Shade Outdoor Popup Anti-UV 50+ Lightest & Most Stable Easyup By Alvantor
  • DIMENSIONS● Length- 5ft /59" ● Width- 5ft 4in /65" ● Height- 4ft /48" DIMENSIONS ROLLED UP IN CIRCLE SHAPE● 23"...
  • HIGHLIGHTS● very LIGHT & FLEXIBLE PVC POLES. Others in market have heavy spring steel. NO PIECES to put together. 100%...
  • NO-FLY POP-UP DESIGN● Tent is supported by flexible high density PVC poles that stick perfectly in the ground. Great...

The AlvantorCoolHut Sun Shelter is a design similar to the beach tent by ALEKO with its extended floor mat.

This beach shelter is suitable for families and babies with space for up to 3 adults. The polyester walls and the polyethylene floor makes the product fairly durable.

The AlvantorCoolhut features ventilation through a mesh window and air flow which is particularly favorable towards young children and toddlers.

The Coolhut is comparatively easy to assemble and erect, provides ample space and shade, and all that at a fairly low price. Tent stakes and the PVC poles make the assembly sturdy and durable. Four sandbags ensure secure setup, and three extra are included to be used as anchors.

ZiggyShade Beach SunShade

ZiggyShade UPF50 Lycra Fabric Standard Beach Sunshade Tent with Sandbag Anchors and 4 Pegs, Red
  • ★ SUN PROTECTION - ZiggyShade is made from UPF50+ materials, STRONG & ELASTIC quality lycra fabric, just like your swimming...
  • ★ SANDBAG ANCHORS - Sandbag anchors make the ZiggyShade sturdy and easy to set up in less than five minutes. ADJUSTABLE...
  • ★ QUICK & EASY SETUP - ZiggyShade beach tent can be set up by a single person in less than five minutes, making it the...

Made from UPF50+ Lycra materials, the ZiggyShade beach tent provides you with a colorful open sunshade for your day outdoors.

This large shade shelter also comes with a sandbag and pegs for assembly. The product is lightweight and is available in two sizes.

The standard size (2-3 persons) gives a shade of 5.25 x 6.55 feet at un-stretched, while the family size (4-6 persons) goes up to 7.2 x 7.9 feet at un-stretched.

The elastic material can be stretched further for more coverage for your family and friends at the beach. With a so many of positive reviews, the ZiggyShade is clearly worth its higher price.

Portable Privacy Shelter

Portable Privacy Shelter Pop up Tent Camping Beach Toilet Shower Changing Room Camouflage with Carrying Bag
  • Dimensions: 130cm x 130cm x 195cm (51" x 51" x 76")
  • Material: 180T polyester PU ≤ 1200mm W/R, Silver Coasted
  • Folded dimension: 60cm (23.6") diameter 4cm (1.6") thick

This is the unique of our picks here and most suited for the lone wolves.

With dimensions of 51 x 51 x 76 inches (130 x 130 x 195 cm), this setup serves great as a changing room and shower area at the beach.

Two windows meshed screen, and the zippered door gives the maximum privacy. The product does not feature a floor as it also is suitable for showers on the beach.

Wildhorn Outfitters XL

Quick-Up Cabana Style XL Beach Tent– 2 in 1 Sun Canopy And Summer Shelter– Perfect For Family Outings, Camping Trips, Or Lakeside Activities – By Wildhorn Outfitters (Sea Blue / Charcoal)
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL - This will be the most versatile shelter you will ever own. Use this as a beach tent, canopy, cabana or as...
  • SHARE THE WILD - With 56 sq feet of floor space and 4' 8" tall, you will have all the room you need. Share the wild with your...
  • QUICK-UP AND QUICK-DOWN - Our QuickUp automatic frame system sets up in seconds so you can relax and take in the ocean...

Our final pick for the best beach tents is the 2 in 1, sun canopy and summer shelter by wild horn outfitters. It is best suited for private families with babies and children and large gatherings.

Its versatile design allows you to use it as a canopy or in cabana style or as a camping tent as well. The floor space goes up to 56 sq. Feet with the tent at the height of 4 feet and 8 inches.

With the QuickUp automatic frame system, this is the mother of all camping tents, one of the largest beach shelters available, making it our final pick for your day at the beach.

Best Beach Tent Reviews 2017

So, after reading this post, it should be easier for you to make a perfect decision about buying the perfect beach tent based on your own budget and requirements.

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