Beach umbrellas have been around forever. They keep us safe from the sun while at the beach, as well as create respite from the sun. This has never been more important , with skin cancers on the rise. By the way the month of May is skin cancer awareness month! Make sure to do a full body check and please and wear sun screen. I love the way beach umbrellas look so beautiful on the beach with all the Array of colors.It makes the beach all that more inviting,watching them Swaying in the wind, and who doesn't get a good chuckle when someone is chasing an umbrella down the beach after the wind has sent it flying? Here are some great images of vintage and high tech umbrellas. I prefer just a simple umbrella, how about you?