10 Easy Pieces: Shade Umbrellas by

Issue 86 · To the Beach · August 20, 2013

10 Easy Pieces: Shade Umbrellas

Issue 86 · To the Beach · August 20, 2013

Don't let the date on the calendar fool you, there's still plenty of time for lounging on the beach. Extend your time on the sand with one of these classic shade umbrellas.

Striped beach umbrellas on the sand via Gardenista

Above: A Frankford Wood Pole Beach Umbrella comes in striped colors including yellow (Not Shown) and is $199.95 from Beach Store.


Skagerak beach umbrella with tiltable head via Gardenista

Above: A Messina Parasol designed for Danish label Skagerak has an adjustable wood base that tilts to keep you shaded as the sun moves across the sky. It's $156.20 from Ambiente. Sold separately, a concrete and steel Capri Parasol Base is $373.75.

Karlso shade umbrella from Ikea via Gardenista

Above: With a luxurious diameter of 118 inches, a Karlso Hanging Umbrella from Ikea is made of fabric that blocks 97 percent of ultraviolet rays. It comes with a 102-inch-long pole and a stand but must be "finished" with four concrete support blocks purchased "at a DIY store." It's $99.

beach umbrella with wood pole via Gardenista

Above: With a diameter of 7.5 feet, an octagonal Beach Umbrella has a shade made of heavy duty marine-grade fabric and a wood pole made of ash. The collar tilts to adjust to the movement of the sun overhead; $347 from ATG.


  Napoli Tilting Umbrella via Gardenista

Above: With a eucalyptus frame and a 9-foot circular parasol, a Barlow Tyrie Napoli Umbrella has nickel plated brass fittings and is $1,199 from Didrik's.

  Pottery Barn solid color umbrella via Gardenista

Above: On sale from Pottery Barn, a 6-foot round Solid Color Umbrella with a eucalyptus pole comes in five colors including natural (Shown) and is marked down from $99 to $58.99. Also on sale is a 9-foot Solid Color Umbrella; marked down from $149 to $88.99.

Tucci sun umbrella from DWR via Gardenista

Above: A Tuuci Hexagon Shade has a flatter shape than most dome umbrellas. With marine grade hardware and a "sharkskin" reflective fabric, it is available in three colors including Natural (Shown) and is $1,450 from DWR.

Maui beach umbrella room and board via Gardenista

Above: A Maui Umbrella with a diameter of 6 feet can fit into an umbrella hole in a table or be used as a freestanding shade umbrella; it is $199 from Room & Board. Sold separately, a weighted Freestanding Umbrella Base is $179.

black and white striped beach umbrella via Gardenista

Above: A Basil Bang Umbrella, made of weather-resistant outdoor canvas, has a raw beech timber pole and is $450 AU from The Small Garden and comes with a matching carrying case.

California patio umbrella with wood pole via Gardenista

Above: A California Umbrella with a hardwood pole is $215.81 from All Modern; a Black Cast Iron Round Base is sold separately for  $226.75.

Headed to the beach? Take our New Favorite Beach Towel along and don't forget the 5 Things You Must Know About Sunscreen.

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