We're all much more aware of the dangers of skin cancer due to UV radiation (we called it sunshine when I was a kid) these days - and the need to take precautions against it, especially for young children.
However, there's no need to forego the pleasures of a summer's day at the beach. A little sun screen is certainly a good idea - but a lightweight beach tent will give you the shade that you need when you want to get out of the sun for a little while.
These tents are lightweight and portable, and they really do "pop up" - it's a very literal description of how they work!
Here are some of the best pop up beach tents 2014 for your consideration. Take one with you when you next visit the beach and be safe while you're having fun.