How to make your own homemade beach tent correctly?

When you have wanted to protect yourself from the sun before bathing, surely you have on many occasions thrown the sunscreen on your face , feeling enormous satisfaction for being in such a wonderful place and, like no, because you are going to be highly protected against the dreaded sunburn

It does not sound like new to us … The easy, which takes only seconds, is put into practice by practically everyone, but what is not so easy, which does not take seconds, we no longer see many people in tune , and what a shame, they do not know the facet of life that they are missing

Has it happened to you, having to face something new and you have backed off because you are not used to it, or just what we described above happening to you? We tell you this because today we are going to teach you step by step how to build your own canopy-style beach tent. As you will guess, it will not take as little as that to click, go to the store in question, award it and enjoy it

Well, you know what? If you really are a Mr or Mrs of the beach tent, you are going to make your own model by yourself , even if it takes you all day. It’s about time you belong to that group of people who achieve not so easy things in their life! You only have to prove it by staying in our article …

Materials you need to make your own homemade beach shade tent

  • Four nylon ropes of about 3m
  • Six PVC plastic tubes of about 1.5m and two of 30cm
  • Four tube connectors bi-directional
  • A curtain or blanket fabric that you have at home 2.5m
  • Four plastic bags
  • Eyelets
  • Hammer
  • Umbrella stakes

To make the whole DIY explanation of this beach tent more enjoyable , we have extracted a YouTube video from the channel Travel Channel . Its duration is short and it is perfect for you to know that you need it, getting to the point and not saturating yourself with too much information

The beach tent that you are going to create will apparently have unidirectional protection, but we are also going to teach you how to create it in a multi-directional way . Here is the video:

The video begins by grabbing a curtain fabric . This material is a good example of what you can use to cover your beach shelter, since the fabric of the shower curtains stands out for being corrosive against humidity, splashes or wet from water . The first thing you have to do is create the holes in the fabric that you are going to use to protect yourself from the sun and wind

These you have to do along its four corners . Think that in each of these circles you are going to tie the ropes with which you will tie the blanket to the support of the beach shelter and, later to the ground. For this you are going to use a standard eyelet with its corresponding washer. Starting the video at minute 0:09 you can see in detail how this process does

First place the bottom of the buttonhole. Then the piece that will be co-responsible for piercing the fabric. Together with the other two elements, which is again a washer and the same piece that you put at the beginning, but this time, looking down , so that once you press the hammer, it is not only pierced, but perforated in a millimeter way

Just at minute 0:18 you can see how this double washer looks, both in the front and in the back. Now what do you have to do next? Grab the four nylon ropes, proceeding to join them in each of the rings , as you begin to do from minute 0:25 . To secure the knot, you can make a second tie. This as you want

As you can see at minute 0:40, grab the two smaller plastic cannulas with their respective connectors, responsible for joining those smaller tubes to the larger cannulas that will go vertically . In the video thumbnail, you have the clue. Take a good look.

You want to create a roof, the one that protects you from the rain, the wind, the snow, and what better way to do it, on the one hand, with this simple base that is easy to get and, at the same time, than the fabric of the Bath canopy and nylon cords put pressure on the frame to keep it from collapsing.

It is advisable that, when you are consolidating the structure, you are already on the same beach . Anyway, you can do a simulation at home only if you have a garden. So, when you get to the beach the shaping, which is the next thing that happens in the video, you will do it in a jiffy. Now, grab the PVC pipes. It is the one that we recommend that you use given its lightness and high resistance

In the market we see them at a great price. PS: If you want us to put them on sale from an article, let us know. It is very important that you stop the video at minute 0:44. Here you have to ensure that the tube connector is multidirectional, not directional . Think that, on the one hand, you have to hold on to the PVC rods vertically (those that go on the ground) and those that go horizontally (those that appear at the top)

Then, having said that, you are going to proceed as you did four seconds later: to place 2 of the 4 PVC conduits that go vertically and anchor this first PVC conduit with connector, both vertically and horizontally. You do the same with the other two vertical ducts . Can you do this process alone? Yes, just make sure that those two vertical tubes that you put in first, do not collapse by putting stones on it or inserting it deep into the sand

You will only have to do what you can see in the minute 0:55 . Take the other two PVC pipes with a size of 5 feet (30cm) and anchor it to the excess connector that is horizontal . Now, once you have the molded structure, you will only have to anchor it very well to the bottom of the sand, enough to withstand hard blizzards

This will depend on the day it occurs, however, we advise you to penetrate it into the sand about 15-20cm , approximately. Now, grab the curtain in the narrowest part, the least wide, and extend it over its length, that is, the longest part . The idea is that they support it on the ceiling and the ropes exactly as it appears in the bathroom, with the shortest part horizontally and the longest vertically.

It is the turn of the poles in charge of supporting each of the ropes , which can be like the ones you see at minute 1:10, or, instead, you can use medium-sized plastic bags filled with sand . This form is somewhat less attractive, while the first form is somewhat more attractive, it goes more unnoticed

If you are going to use the bags, all you have to do is wind the rope several times. When you see that it is already moderately in tension, and said mess does not separate too much from the ground, that is when on top of the ropes you can add sandbags (preferably large) filled with sand . More than one person has been martyred for finding something that consolidates a restraint

We have the solution on the beach itself! With the sand itself from the coast, filling those bags completely, you will see that the wind, even when it is close to hurricane gusts, is not going to carry the structure ahead. For the second way, using umbrella stakes, we can also put the ones that are sold the most in the market in our article or you can find them in stores near that beach where you are now or are going to go

The way to proceed with these stakes, is to anchor them to the ground at least half their length , in order to make sure that the fabric does not carry it ahead, if throughout the day it is complicates blizzard weather on the beach. You can also add sandbags to these stakes , having a two-for-one holding force

You can proceed the way you want, the important thing is that the entire structure is well supported, starting from the PVC pipes, to the curtain fabric. You can also add your own design to the fabric that will cover you from the wind and the sun . To do this, you can go to an online photo editor, such as

You can add a minimalist design like the initials of your name . For example, Pedro Guirado: PG. Or you can also add a emoticon design with the US flag or the country from which you visit us . At the beginning of the article we told you that we were going to teach you how to make a homemade beach tent canopy with 360 degree wind protection

You have it easy. To do this, you need a blanket of about 5 meters (twice what you needed until now) and place it right in the center of the PVC structure that you have previously built . The downside of this is that its access to it can be somewhat complicated, whether you are two people inside it, your boyfriend, friend or son is very tall or you are going to have hammocks, refrigerators, etc inside it

So, to save costs, you can grab two 3-meter blankets, join them one and the other with a sewing machine or with the freehand filer , and so you will have enough space for you and the person or people who are accompanying you

We have another online site in Spanish, where we also explain how to make a homemade beach umbrella tent, built with only half the PVC ducts that you have needed to proceed with the elaboration of this beach tent in particular

If you have needed 6 PVC conduits here , in the article of, only three of those conduits have been used . Take a look and don’t forget to use to understand the guide to your native language. Without further ado, we have fin … nis … finished!

Sorry, we didn’t write everything together, as it has to be. We are excited to just think how your homemade beach windbreaker is looking. Come, see if you are that alpha male or that lady who fulfills what is proposed …

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Dear beach breeder: Nothing will ever be like before sharing those feasts🥓, laughter😂, evenings🥃, hugs🤗 or rich kisses💋 … located under a gadget that you and only you have done with your own hands!