Sitting in the hot sun is only so fun for so long. You're going to need to hook up your beach spot with some shade, and a beach umbrella should do just that.
While this item prove difficult to pack, it does offer a compact option, which breaks apart and collapses down to 24 inches when stashed in its carry tote bag. Small enough to pack, but still big enough to cover over 6 feet when fully opened, along with a lining that claims protection up to 100 SPF. We'll take it.