Business & Pleasure Co. The Premium Beach Umbrella in Vintage Yellow Stripe
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These Beach Umbrellas Will Keep You Safe in the Shade All Summer Long

No trip to the seashore is complete without one of these warm-weather essentials.
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After what has felt like one of the longest winters in history, summer has nearly arrived, which means warmer weather, longer days, and lots of fun at the beach are on the horizon. Whether you're lucky enough to live close to the water or plan on taking a seaside vacation, now is the perfect time to begin collecting the gear you'll use all season long. Of all of the items you need for a successful beach day, one of the most important is an umbrella, which can shield you from the sun's harmful rays and ensure you have a place to cool down.

The options on the market today come with all the improvements modern mechanics have to offer: They're lightweight, made out of UPF 50+ protective materials, and are easy to set up and take down. Ahead, some of the best beach umbrellas to use this summer and beyond (because they are also built to last!).

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AosKe Portable Sun Shade Beach Umbrella
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AosKe Portable

Made out of a polyester material with a thick coating, this umbrella is waterproof and offers UPF 50+ protection. Its unique, flower-designed air vent allows the breeze to flow freely within the tent—much like a built-in fan.

Shop Now: AosKe Portable Sun Shade Beach Umbrella, $59.99, amazon.com.

Business & Pleasure Co. The Premium Beach Umbrella in Vintage Yellow Stripe
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Business & Pleasure Co.

If looking chic while you're at the beach is a priority, this vintage-inspired umbrella is for you. It features a reclaimed timber laminated wood pole, a marine-grade aluminum hinge and handle, and even comes with a matching canvas carrier bag—better yet, it's composed of UV ray-repelling fabric, so you can feel safe while you're sitting pretty.

Shop Now: Business & Pleasure Co. The Premium Beach Umbrella in Vintage Yellow Stripe, $299, businessandpleasureco.com.

Serena & Lily Beach Umbrella in Color Block
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Serena & Lily

Here's another option with stylish fringe; it comes in three fun prints and shades. It also features a convenient tilt function that allows you to change the direction of your protection against the sun as the day goes on.

Shop Now: Serena & Lily Beach Umbrella in Color Block, $268, serenaandlily.com.

L.L. Bean Wind Challenger Beach Umbrella
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L.L.Bean

This portable umbrella is simple to set up and features a UPF 50+ sun protective material that blocks the sun's harmful UV rays. Designed to stand up to some of the beach's more blustery winds, this option has a patented venting system in the canopy that allows the wind to pass through.

Shop Now: L.L. Bean Wind Challenger Beach Umbrella, $69, llbean.com.

Oniva Portable Beach Umbrella
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Oniva

Oniva's beach umbrella is five-and-a-half-feet in diameter, so it can comfortably accommodate two people. Despite its expansive size, it's incredibly lightweight, clocking in at just under five pounds. A 155-degree tilt and a pointed end allows you to secure the pole into sand—or even grass!—more easily.

Shop Now: Oniva Portable Beach Umbrella, $36.95, picnictime.com.

Business & Pleasure Co. The Premium Beach Tent in Vintage Black Stripe
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Business & Pleasure

This uniquely designed, eco-friendly beach tent provides six full feet of shade in a triangular shape, so you can keep your entire family safe. With four polls, it's also one of the more secure options on this list.

Shop Now: Business & Pleasure Co. The Premium Beach Tent in Vintage Black Stripe, $299, businessandpleasureco.com.

Tommy Bahama Beach Umbrella
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Tommy Bahama

The stellar ratings say it all: This beach umbrella means business. It features an aluminum pole with fiberglass ribs, a vent at the top that keeps the covering stable on windy days, and an aluminum undercoating that blocks the sun's harmful rays.

Shop Now: Tommy Bahama Beach Umbrella, $52.80, amazon.com.

Local Beach Brush Stripe Beach Umbrella
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Local Beach

Complete with a high-quality polyester canvas that's both water- and sun-proof and a six-and-a-half-foot arc on an open canopy, this option has a lot to offer. Best of all, it was designed by a mom, who knows exactly what a family needs on the beach.

Shop Now: Local Beach Brush Stripe Beach Umbrella, $69.50, localbeach.com.

Sun Squad Umbrella with Anchor Tie-Dye
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Sun Squad

This six-foot, tilted umbrella is a steal for the price. It features an integrated, built-in sand anchor that locks it into place so it can stand up to windy days.

Shop Now: Sun Squad Umbrella with Anchor Tie-Dye, $20, target.com.

Arlmont & Co. Miya 88 Umbrella,
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Arlmont &Co.

Use this one at the beach or on a backyard patio—all you need is an umbrella base for added support. It features a vented canopy and three wind-tension settings, so you can account for several breeze speeds.

Shop Now: Arlmont & Co. Miya 88 Umbrella, $87.99, wayfair.com.

Sunday Supply Co. Animal Kingdom Beach Umbrella
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Sunday Supply Co.

Make a statement on the beach with this multi-patterned iteration, composed of UPF50+ premium fabric, a two-meter-wide canopy, and extendable timber pole. You will always be able to find your plot of sand in the crowd—that's for certain.

Shop Now: Sunday Supply Co. Animal Kingdom Beach Umbrella, $249, us.sundaysupply.co.