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Five of the best beach tents for shielding from the summer sun

If you’re heading to the coast then make sure you have some shelter

1

Coleman Sundome Beach Shelter 

Coleman Sundome Beach Shelter 

The well-built Sundome wins points for durability. Its design leaves you quite open to the elements, but it has internal pockets for storing phones and snacks, and even a drying line for clothes.

2

Outwell Windscreen Air 

Outwell Windscreen Air 

The top-end Outwell windshield uses cutting-edge inflatable technology to provide an excellent shield for cooking or just lounging. Ideal as a caravan extension, it is surprisingly easy to set up. 

3

LittleLife Family Beach Shelter 

LittleLife Family Beach Shelter 

A sturdy family-favourite, this tent is spacious and designed to protect against all kinds of British weather (and, with a zip-up door, prying eyes too). It has a 50+ UPF rating, and a ventilation panel at the back to keep things cool and airy. 

4

SKLZ Sport-Brella Umbrella Shelter 

SKLZ Sport-Brella Umbrella Shelter 

This easy-to-carry wind-breaker with an umbrella structure can fit three adults comfortably. It has protective side-flaps and heavy-duty steel stakes to stop it from blowing away.

5

Cressi 1946 Pop Up Beach Tent 

Cressi 1946 Pop Up Beach Tent 

If you’re looking to erect your beach shelter in a matter of seconds, the Cressi Pop Up is for you. It’s affordable, lightweight and compact and is coated with SPF 50+ for sun protection. Fits 3-4 people.

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