Last updated: 16/10/2022

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A Parasol Base is a special base that allows you to use your parasol on the beach, at outdoor events and even in windy areas. The base has an anchor point for securing it into the ground so you can enjoy using your parasol without having to worry about it flying away.

The best Parasol Base in the UK: Our selection

Parasol Base: Frequently asked questions

What types of Parasol Base are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of Parasol Base, the Standard and the Heavy Duty. The standard base is designed for use with parasols up to 10kg in weight while the heavy duty base can support a maximum load of 20kg.

A good parasol base will be sturdy and well-made. It should also have a wide, stable surface that is easy to stand on while you are holding the umbrella in place. The best bases are made of cast iron or steel rather than plastic because they tend to last longer and can hold heavier umbrellas without bending under their weight.

Who should use a Parasol Base?

Parasol Bases are designed for use with the following parasols. The base will not fit any other brands or types of umbrellas.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Parasol Base?

The most important factor is your budget. Go for the best Parasol Base in your price range. Another factor is the material used to make it. If you want something that will last longer, then go for one made out of sturdy materials like metal or hardwood.

The weight is an important factor to consider. Also you should look at the material and assembly quality of a Parasol Base.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Parasol Base?


The Parasol Base is designed to provide a stable base for your parasol. It has an adjustable height and can be used on any surface, including grass or sand.


Parasol bases are not as sturdy and stable as a tripod base. If you have to move the umbrella frequently, they may be more difficult to use than a standard base. They also take up additional space when storing your equipment in between shoots.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • GardenCo
  • Strata Products Ltd

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Parasol Base in our review costs around 9 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 180 pounds for one of the more expensive products.