I just got back from the beach and survived Hermine while I was there. It wasn't too bad, but I like a good storm now and then. We bought the Big Kahuna parachute blanket a couple of weeks before our trip. My old sheet that I used finally wore out and I wanted something better anyway. This is the best invention ever! I mean no sand stuck to it or me. It is light weight, comfortable and big! We had plenty of room to sit or lay on it on the beach. I love it, it was so easy to put back in the small carry bag it came with and the four stakes included were a breeze to use on each corner securing it to the sand.It also has sand pockets to secure it with but the stakes were easy to use and fast. I would highly recommend it. It was great in every way.