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Made in the Shade: 14 of the Best Beach Umbrellas and Tents

Make a statement with one of these pretty (and practical) picks.

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Let’s face it: Beach umbrellas can be clunky and annoying, but the good news it that it doesn’t need to be that way. In fact, there are a ton of trendy umbrellas on the market that are perfect for every style, ranging from nautical and classic to fringy and funky. Click through for the 14 umbrellas and beach hideaways that you’ll actually want to show off on the beach this summer.

The Salty Merchants Tapestry Umbrella, The Freedom State, $213

Even though this one’s on the pricier side, it’s going to be your go-to for years to come. Its vintage-inspired, gypsy folk embroidery and decorative tassels double as a work of art.

Perfect for those who admire architecture and mosaics, this umbrella was designed by Melbourne-based artist Lucas Grogan using his signature blue and white palette. The geometric design of this limited edition umbrella is sure to turn heads on the sand.

Lucas Grogan Dome Beach Umbrella, Basil Bangs, $199

This cheery, fringed umbrella will not only show off your bold style, but it also offers 100 percent UV sun protection and can easily be adjusted between 3-6 feet tall.

Beach Brella Solana, Domino, $195

Take shelter from the sun with this tropical, vintage-inspired umbrella. Its surrounding cotton tassels, combined with its jungle-feel, makes it a unique (and Instagrammable) statement piece.

Jungle Canopy Beach Umbrella, Sunday Supply Co., $249

Watermelon-patterned everything is taking over, and we’re completely fine with it. This affordable option from Target embraces summer’s hottest pattern and is sure to receive all of the compliments–for under-$20.

Watermelon Beach Umbrella, Target, $19

This tiki-thatched umbrella is a must-have for the beach bum in your life. It spans eight feet wide and is made with a heavy-duty frame so it’s able to withstand the windiest beach conditions.

EasyGo Products Thatch Tiki Umbrella,, $83

Perhaps you’re not about the umbrella at all. Enter, the stylish beach tent that’s perfect for sprawling out with friends (and boxed wine) this summer. Plus, you’ll never find yourself chasing it down the beach.

Lovin’ Summer Bondi Beach Tent, Domino, $158

This preppy, geometric patterned blue and white umbrella has a UPF 30 rating to ensure you will be safe from the sun all day long.

Montauk Beach Umbrella, SunnyLife, $70

This details of this handmade, islander-print beach umbrella are what make it such a mesmerizing option, and the nearly six-foot span makes it a spacious enough to share with a friend.

Islander Beach Umbrella, Cleobella, $149

If your goal is to stand out this summer, this bright and fun SunnyLife Carnival umbrella is the right match for you.

Sunnylife Carnival Beach Umbrella, Bloomingdale’s, $42

You can never go wrong with a monochrome design, which is why we’re loving this eye-catching Capri Diamonds design by Taluah. It’s six feet in diameter and comes with a matching Capri carry bag for easy transport.

Capri Beach Umbrella, Taluah, $85

For a print that’s unique, try one that’s African-inspired–like this Yuakan Umbrella from Anthropologie. Its laid-back feel is just right for lazy summer beach days and, perhaps, a refreshing drink in a coconut.

Yuakan Umbrella, Anthropologie, $130

This classic beach umbrella is available in 19 different different patterns, but it really stands out for its durability: the rib pockets are reinforced to prevent tears, so it will be a family-staple for years to come.

If you’re looking for a private beach hideaway or a family-friendly option, this easy-assemble, versatile shelter tent is the answer for you. Alternate between relaxing inside of the tent and basking in the sun all day long.