Beach umbrella users on crowded beach in historic photo

The History of Beach Umbrellas

Historically, beach umbrellas have protected us from the elements for over 4000 years. Cultures throughout history have adapted the umbrella’s use to fit the needs of their region’s climate. For several centuries, umbrellas were symbolic of power and luxury. In every culture, umbrellas, or parasols were first used by the nobility, religious leaders, and royalty.…

New England Beaches: My Top 5

Although BeachBRELLA®  is based out of the West Coast, we have an immense appreciation for our East Coast contingents. Having grown up in Rhode Island, I know a thing or two about the best beaches that New England has to offer. Having spent a better half of my formative years eating quahogs and finding solace…

Easter Basket Ideas for Spring

Hobie Surf Shop: Best Beach Shop

Your One-Stop Surf Shop For over 62 years, Hobie Surf Shop has been serving the beach communities of Laguna, San Clemente, Dana Point, and Corona Del Mar. For instance, providing everything a beach lover needs. Because we know life at the beach isn’t complete without a towel, a beach umbrella, and maybe sunglasses or a…