8 Stylish Beach Umbrellas For Dreamy Days By The Sea

Chic and sun-safe.

By Sukriti Wahi
While the visual of colourful beach umbrellas tends to conjure up memories of holidays spent meandering along Mediterranean coastlines, it's one summer trend we'd like to see take off in Australia in 2020 (and beyond).
Why? Considering just how harsh the sun is down under, and how religious we are (or should be) about using the best sunscreens from head-to-toe, a good beach umbrella, like your SPF and carry-all beach bag, ought to be a companion for long days spent by the sea (repeat after us: sunscreen is not a suit of armour).
Perfect for providing shade as you dive into a beach read and offering respite from the sun's harsh rays, we're honestly surprised it's taken this long for the humble brolly to make a splash at Australian beaches in a big way, but dare we say, the tide is turning.

The 8 Best Beach Umbrellas You Can Buy In Australia

Of course, just because it's important for us to be sun safe, doesn't mean we need to sacrifice on style. From European-style umbrellas to thatched tropical numbers and vintage-look parasols, scroll on for the best (and most stylish) beach umbrellas you can buy in Australia.