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9 Best Baby Beach Tents And Beach Shelters For Safe Fun In The Sun

Small baby sitting in a beach tent

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You should not feel worried about taking your little one to the beach.

As long as you are properly prepared with plenty of shade, sun cream and lots to keep them hydrated, there is nothing stopping you from soaking up the sun and enjoying some family time together.

A baby beach tent is the best way to provide constant shade and cool playing space for your baby. You need a shelter that has high UV protection, ventilation to regulate the inside temperature and something that is easy to assemble (because you'll be juggling lots of things at once, including a baby!).

We have picked the top 9 best baby beach tents and shelters to ensure that you are fully prepared and protected on your trip to the beach. The best tent for you is only a click away.

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Our Top Choice


1. Babymoov Anti-UV Baby Beach Tent‍

A Babymoov Anti-UV Baby Beach Tent with a beach themed pattern.

The Babymoov beach tent is very highly recommended by parents and beachgoers, so it had to be our top pick. With ventilation, sun protection and a safe space for your baby to play, this is a great buy for a trip to the beach, and comes at an affordable price so it won't break the bank.

  • Price: £34.99
  • Pop up assembly
  • UV 50+ protection
  • Tent canopy
  • Built-in mosquito net
  • Back window for ventilation
  • Lightweight

2. Wolfwise UPF Beach Pop Up Tent

A light pink Wolfwise UPF Beach Pop Up Tent.

The Wolfwise beach tent is suitable as not only a beach sun shelter, but also to take camping, fishing, or even use in your back garden. There are plenty of ways to use this sun tent, with its quick and easy assembly ideal for a trip anywhere. Its spacious design means that 3 people can fit within the tent, which makes this great if you have more than one child.

This tent is great for sun protection too, as it has 50+ UV protection that protects against 98% of the sun's rays. This means your tent will provide all-day protection from the hot sun and keep the whole family safe.

  • Price: £39.99
  • Fits 2-3 people
  • Pop up design
  • Sand bags for stability
  • Wind ropes
  • Large front entrance
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • 360 degree ventilation
  • Water repellent

3. Tavgo Pop Up Beach Tent‍

A blue Tavgo Pop Up Beach Tent.

This portable, pop up baby beach tent is a great addition to any beach equipment. The pop up design means that you need only one person to assemble the tent, and all you need to do is fill the sand pockets up to ensure it doesn't blow away.

It is also big enough to fit two adults and two children, so is a great size for a family trip to the beach.

  • Price: £104
  • UV 50+ protection
  • 3 large rear windows
  • Quick assembly
  • Steel pegs and sand stability pockets
  • Mesh pockets to store belongings

4. Shayson Pop Up Beach Tent‍

A baby paddling in the Shayson Pop Up Beach Tent.

This is a very unique buy as this pop up tent comes with an adorable baby splash pool built in, which you can fill up with water to keep your little one cool and shady when in the sun. You don't have to fill the pool up, instead you can keep it flat and use the tent indoors, outdoors, in the garden or at the beach.

  • Price: £24
  • Fast pop-up assembly
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Mosquito mesh back
  • Travel carry bag

Best For Early Years

1. Fisher-Price Baby Pop Up Dome‍

A Fisher-Price Baby Pop Up Dome.

This 2-in-1 pop up sun dome and play nest for babies is a great investment for use indoors and out. The canopy protects your little one from the sun and its mesh material protects from bugs too. The nest design means that your little one can nap and play in extra comfort whilst staying completely shaded.

  • Price: £64
  • Soft padded play nest
  • Sun canopy
  • Two changeable toys
  • Mesh for bug protection
  • Folds flat- handles for easy carrying

2. Infant Sun Protection Tent‍

Baby sitting in an Infant Sun Protection Tent.

This little baby beach tent is great for little ones and provides a bit of privacy on the beach. The Velcro doors are another good design for use with children as this avoids zips and any little injuries that may happen as a result of this. The pebble pockets are also great for a windy day, and additional pegs help for an extra gusty day, so you can use the tent in any weather.

Reviews from previous buyers praised this tent for fitting 2 young children perfectly, explaining that the tent was a lot bigger than was expected.  

  • Price: £39
  • Mosquito net
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Sand or pebble pockets
  • Velcro closure doors
  • Vent
  • Roll up doors

Best For Larger Families

Pacific Breeze Sand And Surf Beach Tent‍

A light blue Pacific Breeze Sand And Surf Beach Tent.

This is a large beach tent that will definitely give you lots of room when you are on the beach. It is able to fit over 4 people which means it is great for a family trip to the beach. The option for additional protection from the detachable shadow means that everyone will have some shade on your big trip out.

This tent is on the more expensive side as you are paying for the size and space of the tent.

  • Price: £139
  • Fits 4+ people
  • Easy Up hub system
  • All day UPF 50+ protection
  • Water repellent
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Attachable shadow for extra protection
  • 8 sand pockets and 4 stakes

Best For Families On A Budget

1. Portable Cabana Family Beach Tent‍

An orange Portable Cabana Family Beach Tent.

This is a great buy on a budget. In the cabana, the mesh materials allows air to ventilate and circulate the tent, ensuring that nobody overheats on a day to the beach. The front of the tent extends further to create a sitting area outside of the tent, but to be sure you protect against the rays, there is the canopy of the tent to sit under. There is lots of room in this tent, so is good for bigger families too.

  • Price: £18.92
  • Mesh material
  • Pop up and easy fold design
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Carry bag

2. Little Life Compact Baby Beach Shelter‍

A Little Life Compact Baby Beach Shelter.

This shelter, despite having fibreglass poles, packs down into a compact carry case that makes it perfect for carrying it with ease. Whilst it is compact, it is still a great size to fit the family on your beach trip, and it has been recommended as a great tent for taking a nap as the ventilation and canopy keep it shaded and cool.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for baby beach tents then why not take a look at sun hats, or for something different take a look at kids water bottles.

  • Price: £40
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Fibreglass poles
  • Sand pockets
  • Open front design
  • Carry case with shoulder strap

Written By

Grace Lea

Born in Portsmouth, but currently studying at the University of Birmingham, Grace is the oldest of three sisters. With 13 years between herself and her youngest sister, Nancy, she spends plenty of time seeking out activities that will officially make her the cool big sister! Grace also loves reading, writing and presenting her own show on the University radio.

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