I remember when a beach umbrella meant one thing. A thin aluminum pole with a canvas that would offer shade directly under it. My father would take the pole and wedge it back and forth into the pliant sand until it was deep enough to stay there by itself. This was a beach umbrella..no thrills, no frills. That was a while ago, and boy has the world changed.
Beach Umbrellas Today
Now the glam-ping movement has rubbed off on the beach. A simple beach umbrella is like slumming it. You have accessories and designs that do everything
UV Resistant Umbrellas
Now many umbrellas have a uv resistant coating to block the sun’s dangerous rays. That is considerably more sophisticated than depending on something as mundane as shade or sunscreen to be your only source of sun protection.
A beach umbrella can be turned into a highly functional space. You can purchase cup holders, towel holders, and even lights. These devices hook to the pole and turn your beach space into a little mini lounge.
Beach Umbrella Sun Positioning
Beach umbrellas can be designed to be tilted and shifted. This allows you to position your sun protection more precisely. Some even have a section that is clear that you can use as a beach sun roof.
Wind Resistant Beach Umbrella
I do not know when it happened but Umbrellas could potentially be dangerous. Airborne umbrellas have been a problem as this trusty device can be a high speed projectile to the unsuspecting Outer Banks beach visitor. Now I have seen umbrellas that are weighted to resist the wind. Who knew!
And Beach Umbrella Anchors
Never worry about umbrella collapse again. You can use one of many beach anchor designs to keep your umbrella firmly in the sand.
Check Out New Umbrellas And New Beach Gear
Check out our umbrellas, beach gear and beach essentials at Ben Franklin in Nags Head. We have scores of different styles to guarantee you are prepared for your beach trip.
Beach Umbrellas And Beach Gear In Nags Head
Check out Ben Franklin in Nags Head for beach umbrellas and lots of other beach gear.