Beach Umbrella Safety

Beach Umbrella Safety

As winds strengthen along the Gulf Coast, it’s crucial to emphasize the use of secure beach umbrellas. BeachBUB ULTRA Beach Umbrella Base, available at and, meets ASTM standards for safety. This compliance is vital, Especially following the recent ASTM f3681-24 standard, which highlights the ineffectiveness of traditional anchoring methods.  “People don’t understand the danger of windblown airborne beach umbrellas,” says Ed Quigley, an ASTM consumer member previously injured by an airborne beach umbrella. “An airborne beach umbrella is like a javelin with a sail attached. Everyone needs to know that people have died from these. If a beach umbrella isn’t used with an adequate anchor device, it isn’t safe.”

The new safety standard requires a minimum of 75 lbs of resistance at the base of the umbrella pole, deemed effective for winds up to 30 mph. Using the beachBUB ULTRA Base ensures compliance with this regulation, providing approximately 125 lbs of sand when properly filled. It’s imperative to fill the base completely to maintain stability, preventing accidents such as tipping over or flying away.

A few important tips to remember…
Use your hand or foot to clear away the top few inches of dry fluffy sand and prepare a flat spot for your beachBUB® Base.
Use the Sand Gopher to create the hole in the sand for your umbrella pole to insert into.

After filling, your base should be firm and taut and you should be able to bounce a coin off the sides of the base.

In order for the base to be compliant with the Safety Standard it must contain at least 75 lbs of sand. When properly filled, the beachBUB ULTRA Beach Umbrella Base is designed to hold a total of 125 lbs of sand.

To spread awareness and ensure safety compliance, it’s essential to educate fellow beachgoers about this new standard. By informing friends and family about the importance of ASTM-compliant beach umbrellas, we contribute to making our beaches safer for everyone. Visit for more information and tutorial videos on setting up your beachBUB  Beach Umbrella Base. Let’s work together to promote safety and enjoyment at the beach. Please email [email protected] to learn more or

Water Sports & Games Package

Water Sports & Games Package

Are you planning a family vacation to the beach and want to ensure everyone has a blast? Look no further! Our Water Sports and Games Package is designed to add an extra layer of fun and excitement to your beach getaway. Imagine spending sunny days lounging under the shade of a Beachbub Umbrella, while the kids enjoy riding the waves with our Premium Boogie Boards and Skim Board. Meanwhile, adults can challenge each other to friendly competitions with our Corn Hole Set and Bocce Ball Set. Here’s what our Water Sports and Games Package includes:Beachbub Umbrella: Stay cool and protected from the sun under our high-quality, easy-to-set-up umbrella. Five-position Beach Chairs (2): Relax in style with comfortable beach chairs that offer multiple seating positions for your ultimate comfort. Beach Table: Keep your snacks, drinks, and beach essentials within reach with our convenient beach table. Premium Boogie Boards (2): Ride the waves with ease and style on our premium boogie boards, perfect for both kids and adults. Skim Board: Test your skills and glide across the shallow waters with our durable skim board. Corn Hole Set: Engage in friendly competitions and see who can score the most points in this classic beach game. Bocce Ball Set: Enjoy hours of entertainment with this timeless game of strategy and skill, suitable for all ages. Premium Inflatable Tower Paddle Board Set: Explore the coastline and enjoy the serene waters with our premium inflatable paddle board set, complete with everything you need for an unforgettable adventure. With our Water Sports and Games Package, there’s never a dull moment at the beach. Whether you’re soaking up the sun, riding the waves, or engaging in friendly competitions, this package has something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your family beach vacation to new heights of fun and excitement. Book our Water Sports and Games Package today and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Make Your Orange Beach Vacation Unforgettable!

Make Your Orange Beach Vacation Unforgettable!

Make your vacation unforgettable!

Grab your beach package and hit the sand!

Are you craving a day of sun, sand, and unforgettable memories? Look no further than Sand Castle University! Embark on a journey with your family and friends while unleashing your creativity on the beautiful Gulf Coast!

Sand Castle University specializes in turning ordinary beach days into extraordinary adventures. Whether you are a seasoned sand sculptor or a complete novice, expert instructors are here to guide you through the intricate world of sandcastle architecture. With a blend of technique, imagination, and a touch of beachside magic,  you’ll learn to craft stunning structures that will leave your friends and family in awe!

Ask the locALs!

Ask the locALs!

A commonly asked question we get when people come into our store is.. Where are the best restaurants with a waterfront view!? We have GREAT news.. We have tested them all out for you. Here are the top 5 restaurants to eat at near Orange Beach Alabama. With a great view! You can also travel to each of these restaurants in one of our slingshots, beach buggies, or our Rubicons!

5: Coming in at number 5 we have Jesse’s on the Bay located off of Fort Morgan. You can indulge in a culinary extravaganza with a sunset view you will never forget! Get your camera ready to capture memories of you and your family enjoying drinks while overlooking Bon Secour Bay! On their menu they have carefully crafted cocktails and their desserts are to die for!

4: We cannot forget about the world popular bar Flora-Bama! Located right on the Pensacola/Orange Beach border we have the Flora-Bama Yacht Club. You can travel there by boat, car, or by slingshot! Enjoy some live music while sipping on a hand crafted cocktail and overlook the gorgeous Ole River! My personal favorite dish there is the Greek nachos!

3: If you are searching for a chic and casual ambience you have got to check out “The Gulf”. Situated right at Alabama Point, the Gulf has arguably the best restaurant views in Orange Beach. My personal favorite part about The Gulf is that the design of the building features shipping containers, reclaimed, recycled and salvaged building materials. You will experience the ultimate vacation experience while being surrounded by palm trees.

2: GT’s On The Bay is a popular restaurant located in the heart of Orange Beach. Enjoy their daily happy hour while engaging in stunning views of the popular Wolf Bay. Bring the kids! There is a playground area connected to the extra large patio that is surrounded by water views! The best part? It is located just a few minutes from our store!

1: The newest restaurant in Orange Beach Alabama is the popular CoastAL. Located on the sugar white sands in Orange Beach is a huge open-air bar and restaurant. Enjoy live music while sipping on a cocktail and indulging in their top notch food menu! After you finish your dinner make sure to stop by the gift shop and enjoy access to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure you pack our 4 person beach package so you can be prepared to make this an all-day experience! You will love it!

Beach Buggy at Gulf Coast Rental Co!

Beach Buggy at Gulf Coast Rental Co!

Get ready to rev up your beach experience with Gulf Coast Rental Co! We are excited to announce the arrival of our beach buggies – your ultimate ticket to coastal excitement. Cruise the coastline with the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin. (Make sure to pack sunscreen!) Our beach buggies reach speeds up to 70 mph, making them drivable on any roadways in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach!

What if you LOVE the beach buggy so much that you want one of your own!?

We have got you covered! You can choose from two vibrant colors for rentals or personalize your own from eight stunning options. Whether you’re in for a spontaneous day trip or want to make beach adventures a regular occurrence, we’ve got you covered

Your safety is important to us!

Our beach buggies undergo maintenance and inspections to ensure the highest of standards of safety.

Book with us today!

Ready to cruise in style? Book your beach buggy rental with us today!