If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you probably have a patio with a beautiful umbrella where you spend most of your free time or call your friends over for a grill. But can we take one with us to the beach? It might sound like a good idea because it is large, offers you a great deal of shade, and is perfect for a hot summer day. However, there are a few reasons why you should reconsider your options. So let’s take a look at the differences and whether you can use a patio umbrella for your next trip to the beach.