The Best Baby Sun Tents for Safe and Fun Beach Days

by Bethany Braun-Silva

The Best Baby Sun Tents for Safe and Fun Beach Days
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These baby sun tents will make your beach days a blast!


Summer is here, and if you’re as eager to plan fun-filled days with your family at the beach as we are, you’re definitely thinking about sun protection.


Of course, it’s essential to protect your baby’s skin with sunscreen, but it’s equally as important not to keep them in the sun for too long. Purchasing a sun tent is an easy and effective way to shade your little one from harmful rays, giving them a safe place to play and rest. 


Baby beach tents are a lot like regular tents in that they have three or four sides, mesh side panels and a fabric bottom. You may be thinking your beach umbrella should do the trick, but we’ve found that the full-coverage a tent provides is a more effective way to shield babies from a potentially dangerous environment. 


Sun tents for babies come in various styles and designs, but most have a convenient pop-up feature that makes them easy to set up. Many of them also provide a barrier from the sand and wind. We recommend adding a sun tent to your list of beach day must-haves, right up there with towels, coolers, hats, and sunscreen. After all, the best way to enjoy the beach with your baby is safely. 


Below, check out five beach sun tents for your baby.

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Beach Baby Super Shade Dome 2 Person Tent


This convenient shade pops up for use and folds flat to store. It comes with a convenient storage bag and features mesh panels for excellent airflow. It can fit up to three small children, and the UPF 50 fabric protects from the sun in more ways than one.

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Total Sun Block Kid’s Pop-Up Beach Tent


This tent has a traditional look but is perfect for the beach. The lock and release system makes it easy to set up and breakdown and the built-in bottom makes an excellent place for babies to grab a quick nap in the shade.

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Babymoov Babyni Tropical Playard

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We love this tent for the tiniest babies. It provides 360-degree protection from the sand and wind, while the UPF 50+ dome tent protects them from the sun. It even has a thick padded bottom and mobile with fun baby toys hanging from the top.

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SunShade UPF 50 Pop-Up Tent


This affordable pop-up tent is great for one baby on the beach and protects from the sun and water. It has sand anchors to ensure it won’t fly away with a strong breeze and easily wipes clean.

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Mark & Graham x pbk Navy Rugby Stripe Sunshade


This large tent with a UPF 50+ canopy provides enough room for your baby and your stuff. The rugby stripe design pairs well with the matching sun lounger (sold separately) for a stylish day at the beach.