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Beach Umbrellas for Stylish Protection from Damaging UV Rays

Not only do beach umbrellas provide a comfortable place to relax away from the sun, but they are also essential for providing optimal protection from harmful UV rays. For long days spent by the water, a beach umbrella provides convenient, portable shade, partnering with your sunscreen to keep your skin protected between dips in the ocean.

  1. Clearance
    RIO 7 ft. Total Sun Block® Umbrella - Pack of 9
    Special Price $18.28 Regular Price $39.99
  2. Model #UB97-2012-1
    RIO 7' Market Umbrella - Blue Fish
    RIO Brands
    $39.99
  3. Model #TSBU7-28-1
    RIO 7' Total Sun Block Umbrella
    RIO Brands
    $49.99
  4. Model #UBT723-2019-1
    RIO Beach 7 ft. Beach Umbrella with Built-In Sand Anchor
    RIO Brands
    • 7 ft. with Built-In Sand Anchor
    • Tilt feature to adjust shade
    $39.99
  5. Model #ETSB8-2019-1
    RIO Beach Total Sun Block Extreme Shade 8 ft. Sun Shelter
    RIO Brands
    • Comfortably fitslocks 99.8% of UVA and UVB rays.2 vehicles side-by-side
    • 8 ft. Diameter
    $49.99

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When you need quick and stylish protection from the sun’s harshest UV rays, a RIO beach umbrella will do the trick. Easy to set up and transport, there’s no excuse for overheating at the beach with these incredible shelter solutions, perfect for every outdoor getaway.

Stay Cool with an Attractive RIO Beach Umbrella

These beach umbrellas offer maximum protection and comfort to make your day a breeze. They’re so useful against dangerous UV rays, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends them as tools to keep your skin safe. Each RIO beach umbrella features:

Tilt options: As the sun moves during your day at the beach, so can your umbrellas. No matter your position, you’ll be able to tilt the umbrella to keep the sun out of your eyes and your skin protected from harmful sunlight.

Rugged polyester fabric: This 300D polyester fabric stands up to the sand and surf, and is constructed to provide you with years of enjoyment.

UPF 50+ protection: While a day by the water is fun for the whole family, it can also be incredibly tough on your skin. As long as you’re under a RIO beach umbrella, you’ll have unmatched protection from the sun’s harshest rays.

Ultimate strength and stability: These beach umbrella options are constructed with a powder-coated steel pole, resistant to rust and corrosion. It can also attach to a sand anchor for increased stability on a windy day. An added wind vent increases strength and ventilation.

Versatile Beach Umbrella Options for Any Adventure

When your beach vacation is over, these colorful sun shelters are also perfect for other outdoor needs. Whether you need a spot to chill out at a tailgate, or some extra sun protection at a backyard cookout, you’ll be relieved to have these ultra-convenient umbrellas. They are easy to set up no matter the occasion and include a PVX carry bag to make transport simple.

Choose from multiple beach umbrella options with extra creature comforts like a fold-out table, complete with drink holders. Enjoy a beach umbrella model with a zip up window for extra airflow and comfort. Strength meets beauty with these convenient sun shelters from RIO.

Choosing the Perfect Beach Umbrella

Wondering how to pick out a beach umbrella for your next vacation? When it comes to choosing a sun shade that provides you with the comfort, convenience, and quality you’re looking for, here are a few things to consider:

  • Umbrella size: How many chairs are you looking to fit under the umbrella? Are you hoping to store additional beach accessories such as coolers, sound systems, beach toys, and more? If you’re looking to shade a larger area, you may consider investing in a beach tent or portable canopy.
  • Materials: Not every umbrella is designed to withstand the beach environment. You’ll need a sun umbrella that can endure high winds, corrosive sand, salt water, and frequent setup and tear down.
  • Sun protection: The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends an Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 30 or greater to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Our RIO umbrellas offer UPF 50+ ratings, ensuring 98% of the sun’s rays are blocked from the skin. We even carry RIO’s Total Sun Block Umbrella which offers 99.2% protection from UVA and UVB rays.
  • Portability: Ensure set up and tear down of your beach campout is a breeze with a convenient, easily portable sun umbrella. Look for a portable beach umbrella with integrated sand anchors for easy setup and comfortable fabric carry bags.

Beach Umbrella Frequently Asked Questions

How big should a beach umbrella be?

Beach umbrellas are typically 7–8 in. in diameter, large enough to provide shade for two large beach chairs. Oversized models range from 8 to 9 in., providing extra space for additional chairs and beach necessities, like our Total Sunblock Extreme Shade Sun Shelter.

How do you get a beach umbrella to stay in the sand and keep from blowing away?

There are a couple of tricks to ensuring your beach umbrella stays put during your trip.

  • First and foremost, it’s important to choose an umbrella with a high-quality integrated sand anchor.
  • Choose a spot away from wind tunnels, which can occur between sand dunes or between buildings. Don’t tilt the inside of your umbrella into the wind.
  • Clear loose terrain by brushing away the top few inches of sand. Deeper sand will provide a firmer foundation for your anchor.
  • For a standard 7’ beach umbrella, aim to dig a hole that is 18-24” deep to secure the anchor. Once the pole is in the ground, compress the sand by walking around the pole, then pile the sand up to create an even more solid foundation.