VERY easy to set up, even on the windy beach. The stakes anchored the tent down pretty well - I brought bags to fill with sand and put in the attached pockets but the stakes, along with my cooler, made sure the tent didn't budge. The tent is very easy to take down and fold up. After using for a week, I quickly set it up again to hose off - piece of cake. I highly recommend this tent as a quick way to make shade.