By now we hope you know that protecting yourself from harmful UV rays is pretty much priority numero uno when it comes to literally every single day of the year, but especially summer. And while you probably have a favorite SPF that you swear by, the perfect sun hat that doesn’t give you hat hair and a pair of sunnies that are basically your BFF, why stop there? A beach umbrella that is your own personal shady spot (whether you’re actually at the beach or just hanging out at the park) should be a staple in whatever bag you’re taking along.
Now you might be thinking, “An umbrella is just an umbrella,” but you could not be more wrong. If you’re in the market for a new beach umbrella there are a few things to consider. Is the whole family tagging along and in need of ample shade? Or are you riding solo and want something that’s easy to transport? Are you a no-frills, no-fuss gal that wants an umbrella that’s easy to assemble but still does the job? Or are you hoping to snag one that’s nice to look at with a beach resort vibe?
If you need some help making your decision, read on. Here are 15 umbrellas we’ve complied that fulfill your needs so you can get your resting beach face ready.