When I think of a tent, I think of a camping tent that we used when we went to a state park of the weekend. But not it is not just camping tents that are available. There are party tents, event tents, wedding tents, pop up tents, and more. What kind of tent do I need? I need one for the beach so my kids don't get sunburn and I don't get overheated. Well Coleman offer a beach shade that is nice for a sandy location but I think the ez up canopy is something that I like better. It just pops up and instant shade over many chairs.