Market and Patio Umbrella Guide
Are Patio and Market Style Umbrellas the Same?
Market Style umbrellas can be used for the
beach if they have a pointy bottom pole and state that they are market-style
BEACH umbrellas. These umbrellas are designed to look like traditional market umbrellas
that are used for pools and can be seen at sidewalk cafes and outdoor
At beachstore.com, we sell both market-style
beach umbrellas and patio umbrellas that have the market style or
have various designs but require a base and cannot be used at the beach and are
exclusively for a patio, poolside or sidewalk.
The main difference between a beach umbrella
and a patio umbrella, no matter the shape of the canopy is that a beach
umbrella is designed to dig into the sand either with its pointy bottom pole or
with the help of a sandgrabber or sand anchor. A patio or poolside umbrella
requires an umbrella base.
When shopping for a market-style umbrella, be sure to check if it
is meant for the beach or patio. Patio umbrellas are generally more durable and weigh more than beach umbrellas. They are specifically designed to withstand heavier
weather conditions and are not specifically meant for portability. Most patio umbrellas do not come with umbrella bases. But have no fear, we sell umbrella bases.