Stay cool and out of the sun with these colorful coverings.
When it comes to beach umbrellas, you want something that keeps the sun off you and your companions, of course. But you might also want something that stands out among a crowded shoreline of similar sun-blockers, at least so you’ll be able to find your spot again after taking a dip in the waves. These colorful beach umbrellas are both: Pretty enough to be eye-catching but practical enough to ward off sun rays, these shades will help make your beach trip picture-perfect.
Target 7’ Beach Umbrella with Palm Trees
The slightly muted hues of the busy palm pattern on this umbrella lend it a retro feel, perfect for a day spent relaxing on a quiet shoreline. Its diameter is a full seven feet, giving you a little extra shade, and a wind vent promises that it will withstand even the strongest sea breezes.
To buy: $61; target.com.
Jayson Home Fringe Umbrella in Indigo
This rich blue umbrella boasts a distinctive mosaic pattern and a bullion fringe around its edges for a fabulously vintage look. The top and underside are both treated with UV-blocking coating, and the whole thing is lightweight and easily collapsible. The shade is six feet wide.
To buy: $250; jaysonhome.com.
Parasol 6’ Italian Aluminum Beach Umbrella in Pink/White Stripe
Keep your beach day classic and simple with this bubble gum–pink shade and its Mediterranean-esque stripes. Just tilt the umbrella to block the sun as it moves over the course of the day to enjoy the oceanside for as long as you please.
To buy: $180; target.com.
Sunnylife Montebello Beach Umbrella
Go big, bright, and bold with this geometric shade. The vibrant colors make it feel playful, while the UPF 30 sun protection coating make it totally practical. The shade is just more than 5.5 feet wide, and the height is adjustable.
To buy: $65; sunnylife.com.