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Beach Tents

Sun Protection 

Buying beach tents

A day at the beach can be a much-needed escape from the daily stresses of life. Lounging on the shore, with the salty sea air and warming sunshine will help you unwind, while families can spend some quality time together playing in the surf or building sandcastles.

However you enjoy spending your time at the seaside, it's essential to protect your skin from sun damage - and with a beach shelter you'll be able to set up a place where you can get out of the sun.

Here at Sun-Togs, we offer a variety of high-quality beach tents made from fabrics with ultraviolet protection factors (UPF) of 50+ so you can rest assured you're well protected.

How to stay safe in the sun

When spending time outdoors, it's important to protect yourself and your family from the sun as much as possible. Sunburn, for instance, is a painful and embarrassing short-term condition that can be caused by overexposure. However, there are also long-term effects that won't be noticeable immediately.

Premature aging is one such problem, while skin cancer can be a very serious repercussion of not caring for your skin.

It's also important to remember that even on overcast days around 85 per cent of UV radiation will penetrate the cloud cover. So even if it's dull out, your skin may be suffering. The best way to prevent skin cancer and other damage is to keep covered whenever you're out and about. Broad-spectrum sunscreen, protective clothing, and sun hats are all good options.

Meanwhile, a UV sun shelter will provide additional shade to further reduce such problems, especially during the hours between 10 am and 3 pm when the sun is at its strongest.

UV protection isn't the only thing you should worry about when soaking up the sunshine. Overheating, heat exhaustion and dehydration also need to be avoided. The shade provided by a beach tent can help you to keep cool when the sun is glaring down, and be sure to keep lots of refreshing drinks on-hand: water and sports drinks are both good options.

Choosing the best beach shelter

The right beach tent will depend on your particular situation, as well as how many people will need to fit inside. Options range from lean-to style shelters that create a sunshade and windbreak for two people, through to large tents that incorporate mesh sides and ground cover.

A number of beach shelters are available that have been specifically designed for children. These can serve as a playhouse and will encourage little ones to stay out of direct sunlight.

When shopping for sun protection, don't forget your four-legged friends. They also will need to get out of the sun, which is why there are beach tents specifically designed for dogs.

Another thing to consider when selecting beach shelters is the weight of the tent, especially if you're going to have to carry it long distances or need to include it in your luggage allowance.

You may also want to consider how it is assembled. For example, some products simply pop up when removed from their bag, while others will require a bit more effort.

Sun protection from Sun-Togs

As a specialist provider of all sorts of protective products for sun, rain and snow, Sun-Togs sells a wide range of high-quality beach tents and UV-protective clothing.

We offer everything you need to protect your entire family and shopping online with our secure website is quick and easy. In addition, with our quick despatch times, you can get out and start enjoying the great outdoors sooner rather than later!