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The Best Beach Chairs of 2022

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Two travelers setting their beach chairs up beside a large body of water. Credit: Yeti

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Tommy Bahama 5-Position Beach Chair

This Tommy Bahama five-position chair is as functional as it is fun. Read More

Pros

  • 5 reclining positions
  • Several storage areas
  • Towel rack

Cons

  • May be too low for some people
  • No carrying bag
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YETI Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair

If you’re looking for an ultra-sturdy beach chair, the YETI Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair can support up to 500 pounds. Read More

Pros

  • Supports up to 500 pounds
  • Wide, firm feet
  • Durable design

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No pillow or storage
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Coleman Lightweight Utopia Breeze Beach Chair

This lightweight chair only weighs 5.3 pounds, but has a powder coated steel frame that can support up to 250 pounds. Read More

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Bottle holder
  • Storage compartment

Cons

  • May be too low for some people
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Ostrich Deluxe Padded 3-in-1 Beach Chair

This luxurious beach chair has wide wooden armrests, a convenient cup holder, and a lumbar pillow. Read More

Pros

  • Supports 275 pounds
  • Cushioned face cutout
  • Padded footrest and lumbar pillow

Cons

  • No storage
  • No carrying bag
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KingCamp Low Sling Beach Chair

This chair from KingCamp sits just 9.4 inches off the ground, but it has a high backrest to provide more support. Read More

Pros

  • Supports 300 pounds
  • Carrying bag
  • Pillow

Cons

  • Mesh pocket rather small

Going to the beach is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Walking along your favorite (or nearest) stretch of shoreline while soaking up the sun’s rays, feeling the sand beneath your feet, and looking out onto the water is at once peaceful and exhilarating.

The only thing that can make this experience better is the right beach chair, which allows you to sit, sleep, read, and just enjoy your environment. There are numerous beach chairs on the market, full of features that can make your time at the beach more comfortable while also providing functionality.

These are some of the best beach chairs you can get right now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Product image of Tommy Bahama 5-Position Beach Chair
Tommy Bahama 5-Position Beach Chair

This Tommy Bahama five-position chair is colorful enough to be the perfect beach chair. However, the colorful chair is as functional as it is fun. It weighs only 7.5 pounds, which makes it easy to carry, but can support up to 250 pounds. There are five adjustable reclining positions, including the option to lay the chair completely flat. In addition, the chair, which sits 8.5 inches off the ground, is made of a durable polyester fabric that dries quickly, along with wooden armrests, and an aluminum frame that resists rust.

It also includes plenty of features, such as a towel bar on the back of the chair, an insulated cup holder, and a spacious storage pouch on the back that’s large enough to hold four water bottles and six cans. There’s also a built-in bottle cap opener, and a zippered accessory pouch on the side, that’s large enough to store a phone and keys. In addition, the chair has a pillow to rest your head and neck on. When you need to transport it, the adjustable shoulder straps make it easy to carry.

Pros

  • 5 reclining positions

  • Several storage areas

  • Towel rack

Cons

  • May be too low for some people

  • No carrying bag

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YETI Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair

If you’re looking for an ultra-sturdy beach chair, the YETI Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair can support up to 500 pounds. It’s made of a flexgrid fabric and has strong, extra-wide feet that are durable enough to work on sandy beaches (or rocky campgrounds). The comfortable chair sits 16.75 inches off the ground and is designed to withstand UV rays.

In addition, it won’t stretch out of shape. The chair weighs 13.3 pounds, and can be folded into an easy-to-transport position to fit into the included carrying bag, which has two shoulder straps. The sturdy chair also has a cup holder that can be placed on either the left or the right side and hold up to a 30-ounce beverage bottle or can. The chair is available in either navy or gray.

Pros

  • Supports up to 500 pounds

  • Wide, firm feet

  • Durable design

Cons

  • Expensive

  • No pillow or storage

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Coleman Lightweight Utopia Breeze Beach Chair

If you’re on a budget, consider the Coleman Camping Chair, which includes a lot of features for the price and doesn’t take up much space. This lightweight chair only weighs 5.3 pounds, but has a powder coated steel frame that can support up to 250 pounds.

The low-profile chair—which sits very low to the ground—also includes a bottle holder for your favorite beverage, and a storage compartment in the back for a towel or change of clothes. It’s easy to fold and unfold, and comes with a carrying bag that makes it convenient to transport the chair.

Pros

  • Lightweight

  • Bottle holder

  • Storage compartment

Cons

  • May be too low for some people

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Ostrich Deluxe Padded 3-in-1 Beach Chair

You can experience the ultimate in comfort with the Ostrich Deluxe Padded 3-in-1 Beach Chair. It has a face cushion/pillow (and armholes) so you can lay face down in comfort while sunbathing or lay on your back, sit upright, or recline in one of the five different chair positions. There’s also a padded footrest that adjusts to three different positions.

The chair sits 12 inches off the ground. It has wide wooden armrests, a convenient cup holder, and a lumbar pillow. The chair weighs 9.5 pounds and the rust-proof aluminum frame can support up to 275 pounds. There’s also a carry strap, and the chair comes in red, blue, green, pink, and a blue and white striped color option.

Pros

  • Supports 275 pounds

  • Cushioned face cutout

  • Padded footrest and lumbar pillow

Cons

  • No storage

  • No carrying bag

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KingCamp Low Sling Beach Chair

If you prefer a chair that’s low to the ground with a high back, consider the KingCamp Low Sling Beach Chair. The chair is 9.4 inches off the ground, but it has a high backrest to provide more support. The chair weighs seven pounds and can support 300 pounds. The chair’s feet have large caps to reduce sinking into the sand, and the thick coated steel resists rust.

The chair also has a mesh pocket to store your phone, keys and other items, in addition to padded armrests. There’s also a soft pillow that serves as a headrest, and a cup holder to keep drinks handy. The beach chair includes a carrying bag and comes in red, rose, green, cyan, and blue, and it also comes in both a high-back and a low-back version.

Pros

  • Supports 300 pounds

  • Carrying bag

  • Pillow

Cons

  • Mesh pocket rather small

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GCI Outdoor Waterside Beach Chair

A beach chair with a sunshade allows you to comfortably spend more time enjoying yourself. The GCI Outdoor Waterside Beach Chair has a sun shade that you can move to the back or front of the chair and then collapse when not needed. The chair is made of aluminum and steel, and the seat has a mesh panel to provide ventilation and help to keep you cool.

The chair weighs 9.7 pounds and can support up to 250 pounds. It has four backrest positions and a headrest. The chair also includes a large pocket in the back, along with a beverage holder. There’s no carrying bag, but it does have backpack straps.

Pros

  • Sunshade

  • 4 backrest positions

  • Storage space

Cons

  • No carrying bag

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