Heading to your favorite beach in Hong Kong with the family? Chances are the more beautiful and secluded that beach is, the least likely it is to have any umbrella renting facilities. Rather than fighting over that little bit of shade under a tree (we see you Repulse Bay Beach-goers next to tower 5 and we’ve been there, many times!) why not invest in a tent or canopy to last you for many summers to come? We’ve narrowed down our selection to include the most practical solutions that will provide you with the best coverage and shade to tackle that Hong Kong sun! Also don’t forget to browse our summer shop guide for where to get everything you need from sunscreen, pool floats, swimwear and more!
Image taken from Business & Pleasure
At 9x9 feet, the Neso Grande tent is large enough to fit an entire family and group of friends. Made from a lycra and nylon blend, the canopy is water-resistant and provides UPF 50+ sun protection (it's recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation!). It's a breeze to set up and all you need to do is fill up the anchor bags with natural materials like rocks or sand. It also comes in a variety of colours and patterns. There are also other sizes available.
Neso, available through Amazon with free shipping to Hong Kong
Easily foldable to carry in a pouch, the Fatboy Miasun Portable Beach sun shade has enough space for two adults and two kids. At 2.5lbs, you can just throw it in your beach bag and be good to go. Secure it in place in the sand thanks to the spikes.
Fatboy, available through Amazon with free shipping to Hong Kong
Create some serious beach envy thanks to these beautiful premium tents from Business & Pleasure. Made from the finest quality materials and eco-friendly wood poles, the UV mold and water-treated canvas trimmed with cotton bullion fringe provides UPF 50 protection and is big enough for the whole family. The tent comes with a matching canvas carrier bag and weighs 10 pounds. Set up time is reported to be 4 minutes. Ships from the US. Don't forget to check out their dreamy umbrellas!
Business & Pleasure, https://businessandpleasureco.com/
This large tent is perfect if you've got a bigger family or hosting friends at the beach! Measuring nearly 3 meters on each side, it's also high enough to stand up under (poles are 2 meters long). The canopy is waterproof and provides UPF 50+ protection. And it's available to buy and pick up now in Hong Kong at their stores (subject to stock availability). Fastens to the ground with sandbags and poles.
Decathlon, various stores across Hong Kong, https://www.decathlon.com.hk/
Not ready to commit to a fully-fledged tent or canopy yet? Then IKEA has got your back! The Strandön Pop-Up Sun & Wind Shelter is collapsible so you're ready to go in seconds. Big enough to fit two adults, this is a quick, easy and affordable fix - it also has pockets on the sides to keep your valuables and beach essentials safe and protected from the elements.
IKEA, various locations across Hong Kong, https://www.ikea.com.hk/
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