Beaches aren’t just for the hot summer sun and tanned summer bodies. Beaches are also for a stary night sky and cool evening breeze. Except, sometimes, the breeze is too much.
Camping out on the beach isn’t as breezy as the beach itself. We all hope it is. But in reality, from the putting up of the tent to taking it down, from the cooking to eating, from setting the bonfire to eating the smores, well, it isn’t easy. But, we all know that it is worth it. So why not make your sleep worth it, too? Make sure your night’s shelter by the beach is worth not just your every penny, but also your effort in putting it up, especially if you’re planning to camp on windy beaches.
In this article, I will give you the best tents for a windy beach. These tents vary in their capacity to hold people. I found and tried the best tents there is that is good for one person up to the tent that could hold six or eight. Don’t worry. If you want to check out the tents yourself but don’t know where to start, I’ll give you a few pointers at the end of the article to help you make the most out of your money.
Our Top Picks for Windy Beaches
Here is the list of the best tents for windy beaches in the market! I’ve thoroughly reviewed and researched these products, and they all have different features and advantages – so make sure you check them all out. At the bottom of this article you’ll also find a guide to finding the best tent for all types of windy conditions on your own.
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent
Do you want to travel alone and soul-search by the beach? You can definitely do it with the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx tent. This tent is good for one person with enough room for your bags and miscellaneous items. Say goodbye with the frustrations in the assembly because this tent is free-standing with its two-pole design that is easy to setup. The poles are also made from aluminum so you’re sure that it can withstand strong winds.
Other additional features of this tent include the #8 zippers, gear loft, stakes, and guy ropes, so there’s no need to buy it as any add-ons. The tent material is also a polyester tent fly that resists water and UV damage. You don’t only get protection during unforeseen bad weather; you are also protected from the scorching rays of the sun. Another thing I love about this tent is that the meshed roof that you can use to view the stars without the need to step out of your tent and be infested with bugs. It also comes with three different color themes that would certainly match your personality.
- Base Size: 2’8” x 7’6”
- Center height: 36”
- Total Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz.
- Color: Blue/Green, Clay/Rust, Gray/Navy
Clostnature Lightweight 2-Person Backpacking Tent
Is a romantic night on the beach your style? Or how about a one-on-one overnight trip with your best friend? Worry not, Closnature got you covered. The Closnature Lightweight 2-Person tent is perfect for you and your significant other. It has a large interior that can fit 2 persons and possibly one more little dog. It is also a free-standing tent with aluminum poles for quick setup that even an amateur camper could do it. It also comes in two different colors, the grass green, and the orange-brown.
So, what else do you get aside from the tent itself? Well, you only get a carry bag, a flysheet, two aluminum poles, four ropes, 14 aluminum stakes, one pole emergency repair kit and a lifetime warranty for all the materials including the tent itself! That says a lot about the quality and durability of the materials used in the tent. Don’t worry about the ventilation when you put on the flysheet, it has two windows to make sure the breeze flows through well.
What really sealed the deal for me, aside from the warranty, is the extraordinary design of this tent! The interior is made up of a mesh wall which makes up for great ventilation and view, and additional storage for your backpack and shoes. Imagine sleeping in it while gazing up at the stars and waking up by the trickling of the sun’s soft morning beams.
- Interior Size: 7’3” x 4’11” x 3’10”
- Weight: 5lbs. 8oz.
- Packed Size: 16.5” x 5.9” x 5.9”
Alpha Camp 2-4 Person Dome Tent
Are you a family of three or four and want to send your family night on the beach? Then, the Alpha Camp Dome Tent is for you. It provides a wide range of options in terms of its capacity and also the color of choice. The tent material is made up of polyester taffeta fabric with an eco-friendly PU covering protecting you and your family from the harmful rays for the sun. The sealed fly and floor seam provide the utmost protection from any weather conditions.
There are four things that I like about this tent. The first is that it has electrical port access which keeps your devices powered. No need to fret about looking for power sources during camping. Another thing is that it has easy access to a gear loft and mesh pockets to keep your miscellaneous items. Now you can keep your tent organized and still have your things within reach. The third is that the poles of the tent are made from fiberglass, so you are sure that the tent is wind resistant. Lastly, but definitely not the least of my list, is the meshed part of the tent roof. I know I have been saying this for the past few tents, but this is really a plus for me. What is a beach night out without a viewing deck of the stars and moon, right? Don’t worry. It comes with a rain fly for sudden drizzles or rain.
- Interior Size: 84” x 72” x 42” for two adults
- 8’ x 7’ x 50” for three adults
- 9’ x 7’ x 59” for four adults
Coleman Dome Tent with Screen Room
If you are having a big camping party with six or eight people, then this tent is definitely for you. Coleman has a six-person and eight-person tent available that is spacious enough to add in two queen size air beds. The tent material is made up of polyester taffeta 75D with a patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you and your party dry. There are also storage pockets to stash away your necessities to keep your floor clean and organized.
What I love about this tent is that it has extended window awnings. This keeps your window open and allows better ventilation while keeping the rain out. The second thing I love about it is that is has a separate screen room where you can lounge, bug-free. It also gives extra ventilation and offers an additional sleeping area on warmer nights. If you’re thinking that I used this area as a viewing deck then you are right. The mesh does get a little bit in the way but, hey, I’m not infested by bugs.
- Interior Size (6-Person Tent): 10’x 9’
- Center Height (6-Person Tent): 5’8”
- Interior Size (8-Person Tent): 15’ x 12’
- Center Height (8-Person Tent): 6′
Pointers on Choosing your Tent for a Windy Beach
If you still haven’t found the tent that suits your taste or your budget, don’t worry, there’s more from where that came from. Here are a few things that you should take note of when purchasing a tent that you can use for a windy beach.
I, for one, am a promoter of budget-friendly items. But, I also know that there are times when a more expensive item is better bought than try to settle for something cheaper. Durability comes with a cost. More durable material is slightly more expensive than the ones that aren’t. For tents, it is recommended to opt for tents that have a durable tent material, poles, stakes, and guy lines. It will become cost-efficient in the long run as you don’t have to buy tents every so often.
Tent poles are involved greatly in this category. The more poles there are and the more times that the poles would intersect are equivalent to a more windproof tent. The material of the poles is also important. The thicker the poles are the stronger it is to resist the wind.
Another thing to take note of with the stability of the tent is the guy lines and stakes. Make sure that the guy lines are positioned correctly and check the quality of the stakes. It’s better to invest on stakes that are longer and with good quality for your tent to be anchored well in the sand. Using a stake with corrugated sides would be better to hold the tent firmly on the beach sand.
Dome or Tunnel Shaped
These types of tents can handle strong winds as they are more aerodynamic. So it is better to choose tents that have a higher center, sloping walls, and a low profile.
If you think that I only love the meshed walls because of the view it gives while I lay in my tent, then you are wrong. Meshed walls, doors, and windows promote airflow and reduce the condensation in your tent. This also helps in windy conditions as it allows the air to move freely without resistance.
It is important to consider the floor size of the tent as it tells you how many adults can fit in one tent. Sleeping in comfort is the key to enjoy your next day’s activity. So make sure that the room is more than enough for your family and friends to rest comfortably.