Best PoP Up Beach Tents in 2018 Reviewed

If you are planning to enjoy your holiday on the beach, then a beach tent is something you absolutely need.

Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how harmful sun rays are.

Long-term, unprotected exposure to the sun can headaches and weakness that can potentially lead to a heat stroke.

This is exactly why you must bring sun protection to the beach.

The goal of this article is to help you choose the best beach tent out of hundreds available out there.

Best Beach Tent 2018

NameWaterproofPop Up UV Protection 
Pacific Breeze Deluxe XL
(Editor's Choice)
Easthills Deluxe XL
Coleman Daytripper
G4free Outdoor Tent
Wolfwise Baby Tent
Battop Sun Shelter
Outdoorsmanlab Family Tent

How to Set Up and Fold a Pop Up Tent:

1. Pacific Breeze Easyup Beach Tent – Best Choice on Our List

Pacific Breeze beach tent

The first item on our list is a tent that is very easy to set up. With its fly up configuration, there is no compelling reason to embed shafts or set up outlines.

Just remove the covering from its original conveying pack, get it by the string to finish everything and pop it open.

From that point onward, drive a couple of stakes into the ground to keep it set up, and you are prepared to make the most of your day at the shoreline with wind, rain, and UPF 50+ sun assurance.

The PE waterproof floor guarantees that even after a sudden rain, you can still enjoy your day at the beach and not need to stress over your things getting wet or destroyed.

What makes the model truly unique is its huge size. You can easily fit there a group of 3-4 people.

Additionally, you get internal pockets to hide your personal stuff.

Pros
Cons
  • Speediest and effortless setup
  • 5 sand pockets and 4 stakes
  • Can fit 3-4 people
  • 1-year warranty
  • Waterproof
  • Fabric can get wrapped

 

2. Easthills Outdoor Beach Tent – With Three-Sided Roll-Up Windows for 360-Degree View

Easthills Outdoors Beach shelter

This is the beach tent which has the best sun shelter for your entire family. There is enough place for 4 grown-ups and kids or pets.

It weighs just 8 pounds and packs down to 41″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″ for simple conveying and capacity – simple to fit in the storage compartment of an auto.

This model comes with a carry bag with a shoulder strap which also makes it great for camping as well.

If you are new to using tents – this one is perfect for you, because this it is super easy to set up.

Even if you’ve never done it before, don’t worry, because you’ve got step-by-step instruction inside the carry bag.

With 185t polyester coated with UPT 50+ protection (blocks 97,5% of harmful UV sun rays), Easthills outdoors beach tent provides all-day protection for you and your family.

Find out more about Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation here.

Pros
Cons
  • 1-minute setup and easy to use
  • Water resistant
  • Three-sided roll-up windows for the 360-degree view
  • Ultra weight light
  • Zipped front for added privacy
  • 1-year guarantee
  • Can heat up quickly

 

3. Coleman Beach Shade – Best Choice if You Are on Low Budget

Coleman DayTripper Beach Shade

Coleman Day Tripper is a smaller model. As most good tents, this one is easy to set up: ground stakes and pre-attached guy lines are included.

Because of the relatively small size, Coleman Day Tripper is easy to carry, which makes it a great choice for camping or hiking with your family as well. At the same time, it’s great for beach resting due to 50+ UPF sun protection.

The unique feature of this model is the dry line that allows you to hang your wet clothes after swimming.

Unfortunately, this model is not waterproof. While it still remains a great choice for resting on the beach on a sunny day, this tent won’t help you much if you get caught by the rain somewhere in the forest.

So in case you are looking for a shelter for camping or hiking – I would recommend to check out other options on our list.

Keep in mind that it takes two people to set up the tent if the beach is windy (because it’s very light).

Overall, it’s a great choice if you are looking for a smaller shelter for spending your day on a sunny beach.

Pros
Cons
  • With 50+ UPF sun protection
  • Expanded front floor
  • Back window unfastens for ventilation
  • Incorporated capacity pockets
  • A bit short
  • Not waterproof
  • Hard to set up on wind

 

4. G4Free – Best Sun Shelter for Your Whole Family

G4Free Outdoor Automatic beach shelter

If you are looking for an oversized tent then this model is perfect for you. It’s 20% bigger than other competitors and can fit 2-4 people in it with good headroom left.

Another useful feature is the unique structure. It is patented and makes the tent pop up and down in seconds without the need to assemble it.

The model is made of 190T silver coated fabric that providing anti-UV sun protection. It makes the G4Free a great choice for spending all day either on the beach, at the park, sport event or even resting in your own backyard.

The main application of the tent is a beach, fishing and camping. It best great as a sunshade and UV protection. With a stable construction and large space, it is a great choice for lakes, parks, beaches or any other type of activity.

In case you decide to go camping with this model, you can use a carry case, which is included as well.

Pros
Cons
  • Can be used for fishing and camping
  • Lightweight
  • Large storage
  • Not waterproof

 

5. WolfWise – Best Pop Up Tent (and Wind-Resistant)

WolfWise Pop Up Beach Tent

Another great product by Wolfwise company and personally one of our favorite tents on this list. Due to the premium 190T polyester fabric, the shelter will long enough. Additionally, the galvanized steel frame protects against corrosion and enhances durability.

The model has an automatic pop-up design that allows you to set up and fold it down almost immediately.

This model is wind-resistant due to sand pockets. They need to be filled with sand (who knew?) for additional stability.

Another awesome benefit of the tent is the 360-degree ventilation. It is possible due to high-density mesh windows and a large entrance with a full-size rear door.

It makes this model perfect for spending a day on a sunny beach (since a lot of models don’t have this feature and can heat up quickly).

In addition to the 360-degree ventilation, the model provides UV protection to save your skin from burning and other negative consequences of staying under sun rays.

If you decide to use this tent for camping or fishing and happen to get caught in the rain – no need to worry. Wolfwize baby beach tent is also waterproof.

It seems perfect, but keep in mind that some customers have reported the product to be delivered with broken poles.

Of course you can contact Amazon customer support and you will get a refund or a new one, but still, there is a small chance you might waste a day or two by waiting for a new tent to arrive.

Pros
Cons
  • UV protection and waterproof
  • Easy to setup
  • Premium material
  • 360-degree ventilation arrangement
  • Great for a baby
  • A bit short for a large family

 

6. BATTOP – Best Tent for Camping and Fishing

 BATTOP Pop Up Beach Tent

BATTON beach tent has a couple of great features.

First of all, this model is huge and can easily fit 4 people. Take a look at the picture below and imagine how spacious and comfortable this tent is.

The tent is made of eco-friendly silver coated fabric and provides UPF 50+ sun protection.

Despite its size, it is pretty lightweight thanks to the strong steel beam frame. It comes with 2 built-in sand pockets and 4 fixed bands to keep it against strong wind.

If you are a beginner and have never set up a tent before – don’t worry!

With the innovative pop-up design setting, the set up is easy as ABC!

The model is recommended for 2-4 people and is best to be used for:

  • beach
  • fishing
  • camping
  • hiking
  • backyard

Additionally, you can use it as an indoor play tent for kids. Let’s be honest, having such a thing as a kid was a dream for a lot of us!

Unfortunately, the model has no ventilation system, so if it’s really hot outside, it might not be the best choice!

Pros
Cons
  • Larger space
  • Multipurpose
  • Easy set-up
  • No ventilation system
  • Not waterproof

 

7. OutdoorsmanLab – Best Play Tent For Kids

 OutdoorsmanLab Pop Up Beach Tent

Are you looking for an easy to set-up, wind-resistant shelter?

You are at the right place.

Outdoorsman beach tent requires no assembly – due to the patented technology it pops up and folds down in seconds! This is a great choice if you are looking for a nice present for your kids.

It works great both as a sun shelter and a play tent.

Unlike BATTOP model, this one provides great ventilation thanks to a large mesh opening with a cover. If you are looking for a tent for the beach, then this is one of the most important things you need to care.

The tent provides extra sand pockets for better wind resistance (see pic.), which is another must-have feature for a beach tent.

During the day the land is hotter than the water, so the heated air moves from the land towards the colder air over the water, called a land breeze. During the night, the land becomes cooler and the air over the water is warmer and moves towards the cooler air on the land, called a sea breeze. It creates a continuous breeze that simply reverses near sunrise and sunset. Here is an interesting article about sea and land breezes.

Additionally, the tent provides extra inner pockets and a hanging loop inside to keep your belongings safe.

Getting your phone or wallet stolen isn’t that fun at all, I’ve been there.

Unfortunately, the model is not water resistant. So it is not as multifunctional as the BATTOP beach shelter.

Pros
Cons
  • No assembly required
  • Easy to carry and store
  • Ventilation system
  • Extra inner pockets
  • Not waterproof

 

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