Recommendations for 8 person tent

Hello -
We have a new addition to our camping family - have a toddler now and hoping to make our first camping trips soon with her.
I am looking for a larger tent - likely a 6-8 person tent. We want something that we will use a couple of times a year, but will last and allow us to grow into it - something that will comfortably sleep 4 (if she brings a friend). Something with a divider to give a little privacy.
Definitely needs to stand up to the elements (wind and rain) as we sometimes camp on the beach here in NC.
I am tall (6’3") so like something I can comfortably stand up and walk around in - especially on those rainy days were we may hang out in the tent.
Likely will have a queen size blow up and then maybe a 2nd twin/full for the kiddo(s).
Since we won’t be hiking in with this, being lightweight isn’t a big deal, as we are willing to sacrifice weight for quality - but the don’t want something massively heavy if not needed.

Any specific brand names you all would recommend, or products you love? I have a kelty for backpacking, but they don’t make big tents it looks like.



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I always like checking Outdoor Gear Lab for questions like this. We bought a North Face Wawona 6 a few years ago. It’s been such a great tent. No divider inside, but we fit 4 inside on camp pads pretty comfortably, plus an old dog too. It has held up in some pretty yucky camping conditions (10-15 mph winds, with gusts up to 35 mph), constant rain, and sea spray at Assateague last year. It held. I’m still so impressed. North Face has since redesigned it, so I can’t speak to the exact way it is now, but we’ve loved this tent. The vestibule in front is awesome. A good hiding spot when you need to get out of rain or sun, or a place to put your bikes when the weather is absolutely junk. Nice and tall inside, so you can have some space to move around, and change clothes, without any hunching.