Beach Umbrella VS Beach Tent
Beach umbrellas and beach tents are two completely different umbrellas.
1. Beach umbrellas are upright. Beach tents are horizontal
2. There is no cover around the beach umbrella. The beach tent is a closed structure, only the front can be opened. Without good ventilation, it may be a bit stuffy.
3. In the beach tent, you sit on the fabric instead of directly on the beach. In the beach umbrella, you have to touch the beach.
Beach tents are more stable than beach umbrellas. Beach umbrellas provide shade, but they are not sheltered as beach tents, so beach tents are safer in the dark.
About Beach Tents
Available in a variety of colors, beach tents do not necessarily have to be owned and carried by the tourists to the vacation spots. Although most of these tents are extremely lightweight and transportable, they maybe hired on location.
Not much different from ordinary camping tents, beach tents are for revelers who prefer spending quality time on gorgeous beaches, watching turbulent sea waves dashing against the beige shores.
Enjoying vacations on the beach with a beach tent in tow is a comparatively recent phenomenon. However, tent manufacturers haven’t taken long to add to the original variety. Beach tents are thus available in a wide range of styles. Some are designed as beach cabanas, while others may resemble a bird’s wing. There are some known as beach huts, which are a wonderful mix of beach cabanas and beach umbrellas.
Beach tents are almost always made out of polyester. Some provide fiberglass waterproof floors, mesh windows, Velcro-fastened flaps and so on. Most have sand pockets for storing knick knacks, and sizes vary to suit the needs of buyers. However, since large families usually do not indulge in beach vacations within beach tents, most beach tents are either small or medium in size. They are mostly as expensive as camping tents but since they provide strong UV protection, the price tends to go up higher.
The most important thing that potential buyers should keep in mind is that maximum possible UV protection should be guaranteed. The sun-guards range between SPF-35 and SPF-50. However, the truth behind such claims should be properly judged and evaluated before an investment is made.
Beach tents are also known as sun tents and are extremely easy to install. Most are simple pop-ups and since they are usually very elementary all-in-one structures, there are no loose accessories that one might end up losing.
Manufacturers these days have further come up with junior beach tents which are pop-ups made out of colorful synthetic material. Meant for kids, these provide a perfect blend of shelter and fun. They have, in the recent years, proved to be perfect playrooms where children can actually have a gala time with their own sand castles et al, while staying away from the harmful rays of the sun.
What we may thus safely conclude is that beach tents give beach vacations a wild and adventurous twist. They are perhaps perfect for bohemians who want to have a good time with the sand and the sea, beyond the parameters of convention.