Providing shelter from the elements, beach tents and shades are the perfect accessory for camping, picnics, or beach days with your family.

Gone are the days of chasing a rogue umbrella down the beach at the first gust of wind. These days the shelters are not only quick to assemble, but are also durable and practical options for ensuring that you and your family can settle in for a day of fun outdoors without fear of the Aussie sun.

We’ve shared some of our favourite options for families in the gallery below.

10 of the best beach tents to bring the shade this summer