Introduction to Beach Umbrellas
Beach umbrellas offer practical shade solutions and an element of decorative style in any outdoor space. These types of umbrellas are characterized by their portability and versatility. They are crafted from wood, aluminum, or fiberglass and are available in a diverse variety of shade materials, colors, sizes, and shapes, making it easy to get the exact functionality and aesthetic that matches your usage needs and umbrella style preferences. Available brands include premium manufacturers Treasure Garden, Fiberbuilt Umbrellas, and others.
Benefits of Beach Umbrellas
Beach umbrellas are specifically designed for beach use, but their durable and versatile construction makes them well suited for almost any outdoor environment. For ease of use, many beach style umbrellas feature crank lift, push open, or cantilevered functionalities, with various styles suited to temporary beach use and other more sturdy models ideal for commercial environments, such as resorts or hotels. As these types of umbrellas are oftentimes used near the ocean or on the beach, they generally feature benefits that make them suited for a specifically coastal environment. Aluminum and fiberglass frames are coated with a powder solution engineered to protect the structure from salt air and other elements which contribute to rust and corrosion. Both aluminum and fiberglass models are strong enough to handle inclement weather, with fiberglass frames being the most flexible in windy environments. Beach style umbrellas are typically lightweight and offered with one piece or two piece poles for easy transport to and from the beach.
Decorating with Beach Umbrellas
Our diverse selection of umbrellas for the beach make it easy to find the perfect coastal umbrella for your use. A number of our umbrellas feature valence panels and classic white trim, capturing the look of traditional beach style umbrellas for a laid-back, casual aesthetic. Many cantilevered options feature wider shades, up to 11’ or more, perfect for commercial environments. These models cast shade on areas large enough to protect several chaise lounges from harmful UV rays throughout an entire day spent oceanside. Our smaller, portable beach umbrellas pair well with adjustable lounge chairs to create an instant oceanside oasis with stylistic appeal. These types of umbrellas are generally offered with striped pattern fabrics or bright colors, making them a perfect anchor in any fun, mismatched beach furniture arrangement. A bright or patterned shade can also serve to help you and your family identify your spot on the beach amongst numerous other groups.
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