I am super excited that my family and I are beginning to plan our annual family beach vacation. There is nothing like the smell of salt water in the air and the sand beneath my toes. However, as I have become older, baking in the sun all day doesn’t seem like as good an idea as it used to. Besides the painful sun burns that ruin the remainder of your vacation, you also have to worry about the risk of skin cancer and premature aging! Yikes! Besides stocking up on sunscreen, I am investing in a beach umbrella this year. This way, I can enjoy my days at the beach without the intense direct sunlight that I normally endure.
There are beach umbrellas out there to fit every kind of beach goer, from the occasional user to the seaside business owner. Casual vacationers will love the light weight, aluminum poles that are easy transport. These poles are often fully adjustable without ever having to remove the pole from the sand. Commercial, break resistant fiberglass poles are built to withstand high winds and everyday use. Both are made to hold securely in the sand and adjust to give you the exact position you are looking for.
No matter what type of pole you prefer, the canopy of my umbrella will definitely be made of Sunbrella fabric! This material is amazing. It is fade resistant, weather proof, and super heavy-duty. The material provides great UV protection. When made with wind vents, they have also been shown to stand up to winds up to 50 miles per hour. Beach umbrellas with Sunbrella made with this material are sure to last for years to come.
I can just picture myself now: toes in the sand, relaxing under my beach umbrella. I will be able to enjoy the sun and surf without the intense heat and harmful UV rays. My skin will thank me for me years to come!