||These beach umbrellas, actually more like little huts with no walls, were perfect
for hiding from the mid-day sun. Or, for those who wanted to "cook" a bit,
a nice place to retreat after "the burn."
The thatched roof umbrellas were mounted on wooden posts that were securely anchored
in the sand. They had a small circular table attached at just the right height to
rest your drink or food without rising from your lounger.
It was a good idea to stake your claim to one by mid-day. Most folks spent most of
the day reading, relaxing, swimming, and back to relaxing under the umbrella. With
food and drink only a hand wave away. Why move?