I know pop ups are allowed as long as you can see all the way through all sides, but are the small baby pop ups allowed? That have the UV protection??
We cannot provide an "official" answer to this question... since the rules about beach popup tents are pretty clear.
However we can say this... there are rules that are made that are clear... but there is also the "intent " of the rule.
In the case of popup tents, the rules that have been established have the following intent:
So, with that in mind, we would be shocked if a lifeguard or beach patrol came up to your single small popup tent that was set up for your child and asked you to take it down.
The beach patrol here is reasonable. They understand the dangers of UV rays and the vulnerability of a small child. We think you would be fine.
Just a word of caution.. don't exploit their "reasonability" and bring a HUGE tent that all of you can fit in and then say it is for your child. That would verge on being unreasonable and the beach patrol may have to enforce the rules. Beach patrol can bend... but they won't tolerate blatant violations.