Getting Some Shade
Australia is fortunate enough to have kilometres of spectacular coastline, perfect for swimming, diving, surfing and snorkelling. Come summer or winter, beaches are filled with walkers and joggers, swimmers and surfers, sunbathers and sand castle makers. But, while the sea may offer an easy way to cool off on those really hot days, beaches tend to lack somewhat in natural shade. Without that protection, anyone who stays out in the sun risks sun damage.
All Aussies know that when playing in the sun, it's best to slip, slop and slap. Yep, that means slipping on a shirt, slopping on the sunscreen and slapping on a hat. But to stay fully protected, it's also a good idea to seek some shade. When there is no natural shade available, bring some from home! Beach tents, pop up tents and large outdoor umbrellas are perfect for creating much-needed shade on the beach.
A beach tent is usually easy to set up, and should be durable enough to hold up against sea breezes. They are perfect for helping to protect little ones as they play in the sand, while also providing essential shade to anyone hanging out on the beach. Beach tents come in a range of styles and sizes, with some resembling gazebos, and others looking much the same as standard camping tents , but with open sides.
Buying a Beach Tent
With so much variety on offer, it's best to check out all the options on offer before investing in a beach tent. Of course, eBay has this covered. Search the selection of beach tents on eBay to find the size, style and brand of tent that best fits the budget. Think about the size of the tent, and how many people it will have to provide shade for, then look at how easy it is to set up, and how portable it is to carry. Buy new for the latest styles, or check out used options to save a bit of money.