I can not say enough good things about this product. We are avid beach goers and have been on the lookout for an alternative to the standard beach umbrella for a long time. With 3 kids under the age of 6, we needed something light and easy to carry when we trek across the sand, and something that provides enough shade for the whole family. I came across this product on Amazon, it's currently one of their best sellers with over 500 positive reviews. One of the things I like best about it is how convenient it is when folded. It is only about 2 feet long and comes with it's own carrying bag with handles, making it much easier to transport then a beach umbrella, which is twice as long and usually contains 2 parts. The whole inside is lined with UVA/UVB lining, offering true protection from the sun. This beach shade provide a lot of shade as well, definitely enough for our whole family. One of the most convenient features though is its ability to double as a private area to change on the beach. Both sides can be zipped up to provide full privacy for changing which really comes in handy. I also like it for diaper changes on the beach, it's a nice shaded spot to lie baby down for a diaper change that offers a lot of privacy from others on the beach and blowing sand. And would be a nice spot for a nap and bottle as well. We received a lot of compliments on it already after only 2 uses and really couldn't imaging a trip to the beach without it.
They are currently sold online on Amazon.com
I will be sure to post some pictures of this product in use soon, and an update on how well its holding up after a summer of use!