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Going to the beach is a great way to relax and enjoy the sun and sand. But if you’re not prepared, the harsh sun and wind can quickly make your day uncomfortable. That’s where a beach tent comes in. A beach tent can provide you and/or your family with a shady spot to relax for long periods, change clothes, or store your belongings.

There are several crucial things to consider when buying a beach tent…

Size Does Matter

The first thing to consider is the size of the tent. You’ll need to make sure the tent is big enough to accommodate you and your belongings. How much shaded area do you think you will need? If you’re planning on bringing a lot of people or gear, you may need a larger tent. The Crescent sun shade can accommodate 2 adults and one child for example (or 2 kids and one adult!).

Shape Can Be Important

The next thing to consider is the shape of the tent. There are two main types of beach tents: dome tents and tunnel tents. Dome tents are more traditional and offer more headroom. Tunnel tents are more compact and easy to set up. The Crescent aims to provide the perfect balance with its unique design that offers high portability and simple setup but also protects against the sun’s rays even as it sets or rises and changes angle throughout the day.

The Material Difference

The materials used to make a beach tent are also important. The tent should be made of a durable material that can withstand the elements and frequent use. Polyester and nylon are popular choices for beach tents but they are less durable than the ReCanvas used to make BBO beach tents. You’ll also want to choose a fabric that provides UVF 50+ sun protection. If you care about the environment and future generations being able to enjoy the beach experience we highly recommend you chose an eco-friendly option.

An Unobstructed View

Keeping an eye on your loved ones or surroundings is important to be able to truly relax and enjoy your day at the beach. Don’t choose a beach tent that doesn’t allow you to be aware of the beauty and dangers around you or your family at all times.

Fun Features

Some beach tents come with additional features, such as windows, ventilation, and storage pockets. These features can be helpful, but they’re not essential. It depends more on your style and personal needs. We do like The Crescent’s raised pockets that can keep your sunglasses and sunscreen off the sand and out of sight of other beachgoers.

Value and Price

It’s important to set a budget before you start shopping. Beach tents can be priced as low as $20 dollars. Generally in the vast world of beach tent choices you might be considering, you get what you pay for. Cheaper tents are generally less durable and protective. They’re guaranteed to be in the trash after just a few uses and on their way to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A washable tent like The Crescent will provide years of great, soothing beach experiences.


Once you’ve considered all of these factors, you’ll be able to choose the best beach tent for your needs. With a little research, you can find a tent that will keep you comfortable and protected from the sun and wind.

Here are some additional tips for buying a beach tent:

* Read reviews before you buy. This will help you get an idea of the quality of the tent and what other people have experienced.
* Buy from a reputable retailer. This will ensure that you get a quality product and that you’re covered by a warranty if something goes wrong.
* Take care of your tent. After each use, be sure to clean the tent and store it in a dry place. This will help extend the life of your tent.

Photo by Connor Anderson on Unsplash



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