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How to change on the beach?

Se changer sur la plage avec des ponchos

Changing with a towel: a hassle!

Changing on the beach with just a simple towel can quickly become a real headache. Unless you are very experienced, you quickly find yourself twisting in all directions, desperately trying to keep your towel in place while putting on your swimsuit. A real balancing act!

Often, the towel slips, blows away in the wind, or worse, reveals more than you would have liked.

The beach towel still has the advantage of being easy to carry!

Fortunately, there are much more practical and comfortable alternatives for changing in peace, as we will see in the rest of this article.

The ideal solution: the poncho

Nothing beats a poncho for protecting yourself from prying eyes on the beach. This product has quite a few advantages compared to a towel:

  • Offers good freedom of movement
  • Allows good privacy
  • Dries faster
  • Also allows you to lie on it
  • Versatile: useful for home, the pool, etc.

At ALL-IN, we offer a wide range of cotton/terry ponchos, it’s been our flagship product for over 10 years!

Other alternatives

The sarong


  • Lightweight
  • Versatility


  • Practicality
  • Limited drying

The sarong, this large lightweight and colorful fabric, is a popular alternative to the towel for changing at the beach. But is it really the ideal solution? Let’s weigh the pros and cons.

On the plus side, the sarong offers greater coverage than a classic towel. Tied around the waist, it allows you to change while preserving some privacy. Its generous size covers the body from bust to knees, which is appreciated when you want to change discreetly.

Another positive point is that the sarong is a very versatile accessory. Besides its use as a screen for changing, it can be worn in multiple ways: as a dress, skirt, top… It’s a real Swiss army knife for the beach.

However, the sarong also has some drawbacks. First of all, tying a sarong is not always easy. It takes a bit of practice to drape it properly around yourself. A wrong move and the sarong can come undone, leaving you in an embarrassing situation.

Additionally, although the sarong offers some coverage, it does not guarantee complete privacy. Depending on how it is tied and the fineness of the fabric, it can reveal certain parts of the body. This is not ideal for the most modest people.

The portable beach cabin


  • Complete protection


  • Complicated to transport
  • Not discreet on the beach
  • Still need a towel

The portable beach cabin is an innovative solution for those seeking maximum privacy when changing at the beach. This small, lightweight, and foldable tent offers a private space where you can change in complete peace.

The portable beach cabin usually comes in the form of a pop-up tent. Just take it out of its bag, unfold it, and it sets up automatically in a few seconds. Once deployed, the cabin offers a spacious and comfortable space for changing. With a height generally over 1.80 meters, you can stand inside.

However, the portable beach cabin is not without its drawbacks. First of all, it’s an additional accessory to carry. They still take up space and are complicated to transport.

Additionally, setting up a beach cabin may not be allowed on all beaches. Some municipalities prohibit the installation of tents and shelters on the sand for aesthetic or safety reasons. It is important to check local regulations before investing in a portable beach cabin.

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