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Discount Beach Umbrellas and Sun Umbrellas Online

Updated on June 29, 2010

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Headed to the beach this summer with your beach umbrella? We are! We’re taking the whole gang – grandparents, moms and dads, kids, and even the babies. You know how hot and brutal the sun can be on the beach. If you’re lucky enough to be on a sugar-white gulf beach, the sand itself won’t be hot, but the sun will still be scorching. Sunscreen, of course, will help protect you from the UV rays, but what about the heat?

The answer is a beach umbrella! I love the beach and the sun, and I’ll admit that I had never used an umbrella at the beach before a couple of years ago. That year, my daughter and her family were going with us on vacation, and we couldn’t leave such a small baby unprotected in the July sun. My daughter solved the problem with a large beach sun umbrella!

The beach umbrella worked great! The baby was just a few months old when we went on vacation, and my daughter brought along a playpen. We set it up on the beach and placed the umbrella over it to provide shade for the baby. Our lounge chairs and beach chairs were placed right next to the playpen. While all of us were uncomfortably hot, the baby was perfectly comfy! I read that it’s about twenty degrees cooler in the shade, so no wonder our beach baby was chillin’!

The funny thing was, whenever my daughter went in the beach house so that the baby could take a nap, the rest of us fought over the umbrella. We all wanted to place the beach umbrella over our lounge chair! We finally ended up going to a beach shop to purchase a couple more sun umbrellas.

Different types of beach umbrellas and sun umbrellas

You can find several different types of beach umbrellas and sun umbrellas. Perhaps the most popular type is the traditional beach umbrella with a wooden handle. The end of the pole has been sharpened into a point so that it’s easy to spike in the sand for support.

Another type of beach umbrella comes with a stand. The stand is usually made of metal so that it’s heavy enough to be stable. The sun umbrella’s pole simply inserts into the soft sand.

There’s also a beach umbrella with a sand anchor. Usually made of PVC, the anchor is threaded like a screw, so it “screws into” the sand to provide stability for the umbrella. Once the anchor stand is securely in the sand, you just insert the end of the sun umbrella's pole.

How about a beach chair with your own personal umbrella? The beach umbrella chair is a really cool invention. With this type, the umbrella is attached directly to the beach chair. These even come in kid-size beach chairs, which would be a great way to protect your little ones from the sun.

If you want even more shade, with the addition of some privacy, consider a beach shade shelter. The beach shade shelter is like a beach tent that’s perfect for the beach. A couple of adults or several kids can fit inside a standard beach tent, and it has windows to catch those cool sea breezes. Larger beach tents have lots of room inside, so you might want to go with a bigger size.

You’ll find beach umbrellas, sun umbrellas, and beach shade shelters in several colors, sizes, and prices.

Check out the deals below on beach umbrellas, sun umbrellas, and beach shade shelters!

Sure, you can find a few beach umbrellas and sun umbrellas in some local retail stores, but you won’t find a very large variety. And the beach umbrella chairs are even harder to find. For the largest selection and best prices, search online for beach umbrellas, sun umbrellas, umbrella beach chairs, and beach shelters.

Beach umbrellas and sun umbrellas will make your day at the beach cool!
Beach umbrellas and sun umbrellas will make your day at the beach cool!

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      I hope y'all have a great time at the beach. When I lived at the beach in NH, people could rent umbrellas from a store there, but that's probably not usual.

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Really smart-on-target topic--the sun is out and it's beach time for those of us fortunate enough to live near the beach. Love the selection.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      You lucky thing. Very tasteful selection.

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Time for the beach !!!!!!

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      veejay23 7 years ago from South Africa

      Presently it's winter here. Check fifa world matches at Moses Mabida stadium, that's my city (Durban). We three months before it's summer time again.

      But surely you can come across bargains if you buy an out of season item. Mine is stored away in the garage at the moment.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Sounds like a stack of family fun Habee - those big beach umbrellas will keep you nice and protected watching your grandkids.

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      judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Nice hub. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

      I'm glad you mentioned sunscreen. You can still get a nasty sunburn under the umbrella, so make sure you still wear sunscreen.

      Florida has had the hottest May and June in our history, so who knows what July and August are going to be!

      But that's why we live in Florida, the sunshine state! ha

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Aw yes, These are a must for beach vacations, My daughters and I are headed south after the fourth. Looking forward to working some beaches, Great Umbrella Chairs, that's what I'm talking about... Thanks :)

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Great selection of beach chairs, habee.

      My favorite beach umbrella is the one you get when you are lying on the resort beach next to the Caribbean. Will tell you firsthand when I return. Going on a cruise over the 4th on the Oasis.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      Well, BJ, isn't that just speeeccialll? And why wasn't I invited? What the heck? Everyone who knows me knows I need either a rubber room or a vacation! The absolute nerve.

      By the way, Holle, great hub! And thanks for leaving me behind, too and going off to the seashore....sniff....I suppose I'll recover. After all, I do have my pool - the little doggie pool I bought for the Griffin!

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      nifty@50 7 years ago

      If you're going to do craft shows or garage sales these are a must! Prices aren't bad either!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      I need one! I just love the way they look! lol

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beach umbrellas always beautiful. Thanks for share this valuable information. I think we all love with kind of discount, include the beach umbrella. Good information. I rate this hub.

      Prasetio

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Have fun. I can't wait for my summer sun

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Habee, I love the beautiful selection.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Sheila, some of the more popular beaches in GA and FL do the same thing, but we like to find secluded beaches when we can.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Oh yes, Anglnwu - we love the beach!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, HH. It was HOT and sunny here today.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Great idea - particularly if you have a baby. They are reasonably priced too. Well, I hope you all have a wonderful time. You've put me in a holiday mood now.... lol.

      Best Wishes.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Yep, Chris - we're leaving in 12 days! Not that I'm counting! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      VJ, good idea about shopping out of season!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Billy, it's a tough job, but I volunteered. That's just the kind of person I am! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Judy, we'll be in your neck of the woods in 2 weeks!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Katie, you lucky dog! Hope you have a great break!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Drbj, a cruise??? How come Buckie (AKirchner) and I weren't invited??? We'd be loads of fun!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Buckie, board the dogs and go with us! We're having to leave Hamlet and Grendel behind, which I hate. :(

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Definitely, Nifty - especially here in the hot, sunny South!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Herbi, they just scream "SUMMER," don't they?

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Prasetio, thanks for reading!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Eth, our summer is in full force! 100-degree temps!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Pam, thanks for reading!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Lady E, so good to see you! Thanks!

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for sharing all this useful information.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Nancy!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I want the rainbow one! Wonderful!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by, Goldie!

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      Mike Haney 6 years ago

      I've got a better way to anchor your beach umbrella . It installs in 10 seconds and will not blow over like the screw in kind do in afternoon winds . It's called Mikes Spikes . Check it out at www.mikesspikes.com !

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Sounds great!

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