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7 unexpected places to buy affordable and durable beach umbrellas

It's a scorcher out there!

Throw the hot summer rays some shade with summer's coolest (literally) beach umbrellas. TODAY went shopping and came up with seven great places to buy. (And while you're at it, check out our roundups of chic swimsuits and the cover ups to throw on top.)

Amazon

From telescoping and tilting features to tiki styles, Amazon has a huge variety of beach umbrellas to keep you cool.

Tommy Bahama Sand Anchor 7-ft. Beach Umbrella with Tilt and Telescoping Pole, $41, Amazon

As Amazon's No. 1 best-seller in the beach umbrella category, this sunshade can raise and lower with its telescoping pole. It also has a tilting feature which comes in handy as the sun moves throughout the day.

Ammsun 7.5-ft. Heavy Duty Rainbow Beach Umbrella with Zinc UPF 50+ , $40, Amazon

Amazon

Besides the rainbow bright colors, what we like best about this umbrella is that it has a silver interior coating with a 50+ ultraviolet protection factor from the sun's rays.

Oliasports Portable All-Weather and Sun Umbrella, $40, Amazon

Amazon

This umbrella is like a hybrid between a tent and umbrella and also offers great protection from the sun with its 79-inch canopy span.

Caymus 7-ft. Hula Thatched Tiki Umbrella, $36, Amazon

Amazon

Well, this sure is festive! Turn your beach spot into an instant tiki-style lounge with this thatched umbrella.

Copa Brand Outdoor Patio & Beach Premium Umbrella, $40 and up, Amazon

Amazon

This umbrella also has UPF 50+ protection, along with a never-go-wrong Mediterranean blue color scheme.

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Nordstrom

From kids' umbrellas to picnic styles, Nordstrom offers some cool options for shade.

Kids Umbrella Beach Chair, $51, Nordstrom

Nordstrom

We love this adorable kids' umbrella and chair. It's too bad they don't make it in an adult size, because we would be first in line.

Picnic Time Beach & Picnic Umbrella, $30, Nordstrom

Nordstrom

Weighing in at only 6 pounds, this cool, patterned umbrella is a great bet not only for the beach but also a picnic in the park.

Wayfair

Wayfair offers a terrific selection with styles that include a portable picnic table and an umbrella with three-step tension control.

6.5 Portable Folding Picnic Table and Beach Umbrella, $100, Wayfair

Wayfair

This umbrella/picnic table combo provides the perfect perch for entertaining at the beach or backyard. The table and benches fold up into a clever carrying case with handle.

Beachcrest Home Smithmill 7.5-ft. Deluxe Beach Umbrella, $72, Wayfair

Wayfair

With 7 1/2 feet of coverage, this umbrella has your back. Plus, we like that it is vented and has three-step tension control for windy days.

Bay Isle Home 5-ft. Beach Umbrella, $47, Wayfair

Wayfair

These Bay Isle 5-foot umbrellas are light, easy to carry and offer the perfect shady oasis for one.

Nautica 7-ft. Nautica Beach Umbrella, $41, Wayfair

Wayfair

This Nautica umbrella has a two-way tilt and is armed with an interior coating that protects you from harmful UV rays.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane features some pretty stylish offerings in the umbrella department. Look out for bold takes on the classics and fancy fringe details.

Montauk Beach Umbrella, $75, One Kings Lane

Amazon

A modern take on the classic navy nautical stripe, this umbrella packs a punch with its graphic and crisp design.

Chevron Beach Umbrella, Blue/White, $129, One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

This umbrella is sure to be the chicest on the beach with its chevron pattern and perfect fringe.

Havana Beach Umbrella, $75, One Kings Lane

Amazon

Tropical stripes set the Havana beach umbrella apart from the rest of the pack.

Hayneedle

We found some innovative options at Hayneedle with styles that range from a modern beach tent to a clip-on mini umbrella that attaches to your beach chair.

DestinationGear 7-ft. Tilt Beach Umbrella, $50, Hayneedle

Hayneedle

Purple and orange are always a vibrant combo. This umbrella will be sure to get you noticed.

Lovin' Summer Bondi Beach Tent, $160, Hayneedle

Hayneedle

Though more of a tent than an umbrella, this option comes in a chic print and provides generous shelter.

Frankford Umbrella Fiberglass Clamp Umbrella, $37, Hayneedle

Hayneedle

This clamp umbrella is a genius idea. It clips right onto your beach chair and even has a spring to stand up to windy days.

beachBUB All-in-One Beach Umbrella System, $130, Hayneedle

Hayneedle

This all-in-one beach umbrella system comes with its own base that can hold 120 pounds of sand. This means no struggling with stability when it's time to set up this baby.

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Spring

Spring brings high fashion to the beach and features styles that make us want to coordinate our bathing suits.

Sunnylife Carnival Beach Umbrella, $42, Spring

Spring

This festive umbrella is ready to party! We love the spirited colors and fabulous fringe. This is what we call a statement umbrella.

Cleobella Islander Beach Umbrella, $149, Spring

Spring

This fancy patterned umbrella is a beauty and boasts a beachy, boho vibe.

Jet

Check out Jet's offerings. They've got an umbrella for everyone — or two.

Astella Lush Paradise 6.5-ft. Beach Umbrella with Carry Bag and Sand Bag, $127, Jet

Jet

Tropical leaf print? Check. Fancy fringe? Check. Matching carrying case and stabilizing sand bag? Check. The Lush Paradise Umbrella passes the fabulous umbrella test with flying colors.

DestinationGear 6-ft. Aluminum Cinzano Beach Umbrella, $80, Jet

Jet

Transport yourself to the Italian coast with this nostalgic umbrella emblazoned with the iconic Cinzano logo.

MAOS 6-ft. Sun Block Red & Yellow Wave Beach Umbrella - Set of 2, $70, Jet

Jet

When one just isn't enough, trick out your beach setup with twin umbrellas. It's a great deal for a set of two.

DestinationGear 6-ft. Aluminum Cabana Stripe Beach Umbrella, $126, Jet

Jet

We can't get enough of the classic cabana stripe! This turquoise-and-white number offers 6 feet of not only shade, but style.

DestinationGear 7-ft. Palms Beach Umbrella with Travel Bag, $60, Jet

Jet

Bold and beautiful, this technicolor palm print will stand out on the beach. The 7-footer offers both fashion and function.

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