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    26 Of The Best Beach Chairs To Make Your Beach Trips Extra Comfy

    ~Wave~ goodbye to sitting in the sand and those dreaded beach-blanket-butt-cramps.

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    1. A tried and true Tommy Bahama beach chair with five reclinable positions (including "flat" for all of you beach sleepers as opposed to casual beach chair nappers), a drink and cellphone holder, cooler pouch, towel bar, and backpack straps so you can easily set up your setup in the ~coolest place in paradise~.

    the colorful striped tommy bahama chair on a beach with a bottle in the side pouch
    hand storing things in the back pocket of the pineapple-printed beach chair
    Person laying flat in the beach chair on a beach
    Amazon

    Note: This chair can support up to 300 pounds. 

    Promising review: "Best beach chair hands-down. A must-have if you go to the beach often. I love the straps to be able wear the chair like a backpack, keeping my hands free. The cooler pouch and zipper pouch on back are perfect. Cooler pouch fits about four cans. Zipper pouch is great size fitting towels, clothes, etc. I did have to watch a video of how to easily fold up the chair. But after you get that down it's super easy. Tommy Bahama chairs do come with different compartments and functions so check those out but get you one of these chairs." –Sarah Burns

    Get it from Amazon for $97+ (available in striped and pineapple prints, as well as a blue geometric design under a different listing). 

    2. Or a lightweight four-position suspension beach chair that's easy to transport and features tons of convenient perks (cupholder, back pouch, and pillow) at a more budget-friendly price point.

    the blue and green striped beach chair
    reviewer photo of three people lounging in the beach chairs

    Note: This chair weighs only 8 pounds, is foldable, adjustable, and has back straps so it's easy to carry. 

    Promising review: "This is a GREAT beach chair. Everything is easy, super comfortable and the backpack feature is so convenient. Super light too! I liked it so much I bought another and all of my friends ask for the link to buy one." –G.L.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $55.16.

    3. A set of two adjustable, zero gravity recliners with detachable cupholder trays and built-in pillows for optimal lounge potential. I can see you now: laid back, cold beverage by your side, catching some rays and much-needed Z's at the beach, by the pool, or chillin' in you backyard.

    reviewer photo of the two recliners in a white and beige striped print on a deck
    reviewer photo of them lounging in the blue recliner on a beach

    Note: These chairs can support up to 250 pounds.

    Promising review: "I am super excited to share my feelings on these chairs! After doing a lot of research, I decided to go with these. I am so glad I went with these! These are without exaggeration the best beach chairs I have ever lounged in. They come fully assembled, with the exception of the side drink rest, which is very easy to pop on. These fold up quite compactly and are very easy to transport. And these are so comfortable! When lounging in these chairs, I am incredibly relaxed. I look forward to lounging on the beach or in the backyard in these chairs. I have been a broken record telling everyone how wonderful these chairs are. You cannot go wrong if you go with these chairs!" –Bobby D

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in 15 colors and designs). 

    4. A splurge-worthy Sunflow beach bundle, which includes a stellar beach chair and all of the bells and whistles you could possibly want with it. Shader attachment? Yup. Cupholder? For sure. Backpack straps, attachable dry bag, and sunglasses case? Yes, yes, and yes. Retro-printed towel and insulated water bottle? You betcha!

    peach printed chair on a beach
    the red striped chair and beach bundle accessories set up in a yard
    Sunflow

    Note: The chair can support up to 250 pounds. The chair and all of its attachments are also all sold separately: check out the chair here and the attachments here

    I own and adore this beach bundle. Though I haven't properly broken it in on the beach yet, I've enjoyed setting it up in my backyard on occasion and basking in my spring fever. The chair is comfy and well-made and all of the attachments are must-haves, IMO. The shader and back straps are super convenient, the size of cupholder is adjustable, the holders and baggies keep your goodies dry, and the towel and water bottle are simply adorable. As a New Jerseyian through-and-through, I am itching to use this bundle ~down the shore~ this summer. 

    Get the beach bundle from Sunflow for $296 (the chair is available in 18 colors and prints).

    5. An Ostrich chaise lounge for the beach because – well – why not? This lounger even features a face cavity and arm slots, so you can read your book or scroll through your phone while your back gets some sun. FYI: a person to feed you grapes and fan you with a banana leaf is *not* included. 

    the blue chaise lounge on a beach
    model laying face down on the blue chaise lounge on a beach
    close-up of model laying face down, using the face cavity and arm slots to read their book in the sand
    Amazon

    Note: This chaise lounge can support up to 250 pounds. 

    Promising review: "This is a very comfortable chair, especially for those who like to sunbathe on their tummy. It always bothers my neck when I lay out on my stomach, but this is perfect. The opening is like the one on a massage table. It’s a great idea someone came up with and I’m so thankful for the comfort. They are very light and come with a carrying strap as well." –oliveforhealth

    Get it from Amazon for $58.02+ (available in six colors and prints, and with or without an umbrella). 

    6. Some colorful patio-style beach chairs begging to be shown off this summer. They're simple, lightweight, yet majorly cute, and will live happily by your front door or in the trunk of your car, for when you decide to take a trip to the beach at the last minute. 

    colorful striped patio chair
    citrus printed patio chair
    Target

    Note: These chairs only weigh 4.5 pounds and have weather-resistant designs. 

    Promising review: "This chair was great for a picnic. It was nice and low to the ground. I am also going to use it for the beach. It is very sturdy!" –E

    Get the striped chair and the citrusy chair from Target, both for $15.

    7. A sturdy mesh camper chair that reviewers love to take with them on any and all outdoor excursions. It has its own convenient carrying case, which'll make your next trudge on and off the beach feel like the leisurely stroll through the sand that it's meant to be. 

    reviewer photo of their teal camper chair and their dog laying next to it in the sand
    reviewer photo of their set of two blue camper chairs

    You can also take a look at our full roundup of the best camping chairs for more recommendations like this. 

    Note: This camper can support up to 300 pounds.

    Promising review: "After a ton of research we finally bought these chairs. They are lightweight, easy to carry and extremely comfortable to sit in, even for longer periods of time. We use them primarily for the beach and they're a great choice. Look no further for a truly lightweight, sturdy and comfortable folding chair. They do sit low to the ground, which was not at all a concern for us, but might be for some." –Bruce M Grossman

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in three colors and in two-packs). 

    8. A chic, low-profile beach chair from Sunday Supply Co. to sit your buns in the sun in style! This lil' number has a fade-, water-, and tear-resistant cushion, so not only will your chair look good, it'll also be insanely comfortable and suitable for beach naps. 

    the black and white polka dotted beach chair on a beach
    model carrying the chair with a strap on the beach
    Sunday Supply Co.

    Note: This chair can support up to 220 pounds. It also comes with a convenient carrying strap and storage pocket. Aaand you can even pair this chair with a matching umbrella.

    Promising review: "I take this cutie chair with me to the beach almost every day. It's so stylish and lightweight. I love it!" –LIVVIIIIII

    Get it from Sunday Supply Co. for $159 (or check out their full selection of beach chairs here). 

    And by the way, we've got you covered with plenty of other products that'll upgrade your next beach trip

    9. A Four-Position Highboy Beach Chair by Rio for anyone that considers themselves a seasoned beachgoer. It's made with rust-resistant aluminum, quick-drying polyester, and even features a safety bracket to prevent any painful pinching when you're trying to close up shop at the end of your beach day. 

    the blue highboy chair
    person using the blue storage pouch and cupholder while sitting on the beach
    three blue rio chairs
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Note: This chair can support up to 250 pounds. In addition to its four reclinable positions, it also has a storage pouch, drink holder, phone slot, and a carrying handle.  

    Promising review: "We are very picky about what we haul to our beaches. This chair is very sturdy, lightweight, has useful features and an excellent price. You will never struggle to get out of this chair, it’s the perfect height for adults who want to enjoy the beach, not wear the beach!" –DJ in Venice

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $59.99 (members pay $47.99). 

    10. A totally groovy rainbow sling chair with a polyester, hammock-style seat that's giving off nothing but ~good vibrations~. Kick back and chill out with some tunes, man.

    the retro rainbow printed sling chair
    the retro printed sling chair staged on a beach with a hat hanging off of it
    Alisa Galitsyna / Society6

    Note: This sling chair can support up 250 pounds, has three reclinable positions, and should be stored indoors when not in use. 

    This retro artwork was done by Alisa Galitsyna, a Ukrainian artist living in Spain that creates art inspired by nature, textiles, interior design, and more. You can find her artwork on wall prints and canvas in her Society6 shop. 

    Promising review: "Perfect!! Love my sling chairs!" –Mary H.

    Get it from Society6 for $148.75 (originally $175).

    11. A pair of backpack camper chairs that'll be as much of a hit on the beach as they will be on the campground. They're easily transportable, set-up-able, and lounge-able, so your days by the sea can be easy and breezy. 

    model lounging in the camper chair in a forest
    reviewer photo of the two black and orange camper chairs

    Note: These campers can support up to 330 pounds. They also include two attached storage bags and a cupholder.

    Promising review: "I really like these chairs. Bought them for the beach. Thought they might be easier to get out of than regular beach chairs. I was right. My husband, who weighs 250 lbs, fit in the chair nicely. These chairs are sturdy enough to push up and out of pretty easily." –Deborah Waizenhofer

    Get them from Amazon for $65.99 (available in three colors). 

    12. A portable sunshade beach chair, sure to provide some shady relief on those sweltering summer days (without having to dig an umbrella into the sand - huzzah!). It also reclines into four positions and has mesh backing for some breathable comfort. 

    reviewer photo of their blue chair and sunshade with a striped towel draped on it
    model carrying the blue beach chair as a backpack

    Note: This chair can support up to 250 pounds. It also has backpack straps, a cupholder, pillow, and a roomy storage pouch for of your essentials. 

    Promising review: "This chair is awesome! A little stiff when first 'opening' the chair, but I am in love. My husband relies on a wheelchair, so I have to push him in a beach wheelchair over the sand. This backpack chair is light and easy to carry. I also love the shade so that I don’t have to carry an umbrella. (Husband is a sun worshipper, so he doesn’t need one.) This chair rocks and is a lifesaver! Worth every penny..." –Bevysc

    Get it from Amazon for $80.

    13. A monogrammed children's beach chair and matching umbrella so the kiddos have a place to unwind after they tucker themselves out on the sandcastle construction site. 

    three kid's beach chairs and umbrellas in blue, pink, and purple
    Kustom Creations Gifts / Etsy

    Kustom Creations Gifts is a small business based in Louisiana that makes custom printed items like T-shirts, purses, party supplies, and – you guessed it – beach chairs! And if you like this, be sure to check out some of other genius beach products for parents.

    Note: These chairs are recommended for children aged 2–4.

    Promising review: "Loved my chairs for my twin granddaughters. The customer service was really great and I received them when I needed them (because we were leaving for the beach). Also the monogram was just what I ordered." –Linda kostorick

    Get it from Kustom Creations Gifts on Etsy for $42.99 (available in three colors and in a wide variety of styles and fonts). 

    14. A Coleman camping chair with its own table and built-in cupholder, so there's less of a chance of you dropping your lunch in the sand. Just be sure to keep your food covered because seagulls can be ruthless.

    the black camper chair with an attached side table
    person carrying the folded black camper chair
    a water bottle in the side table of the camper chair
    Amazon

    Note: This chair can support up to 225 pounds.

    promising review: "This is a great sturdy chair! I took it on vacation and to the beach and it was so easy to get in and out of! Opening was quick and easy, closing up was a bit tougher but not bad. I think it’s what makes the chair so strong. The attached table was a nice convenient touch and added to the overall enjoyment of the chair." –SallySigns

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    15. A suspension beach chair with a tropical print made from UV-resistant fabric for some added protection against those toasty rays. You know what else protects against toasty rays? The insulated pouch on the back that'll keep your snacks cool and your drinks frosty. Beach bliss: achieved. 

    the tropical printed beach chair with a close up of the insulated back pouch and towel rack
    Amazon

    Note: This chair can support up to 300 pounds and reclines into three positions, has a drink holder, storage pocket, carrying straps, and a hanging rack for towels and wetsuits. 

    Promising review: "This beach chair is a VIBE. Love the pattern and I have the matching umbrella to go with. I really appreciate the carrying strap for getting to the beach and the built in cooler." –V3nture

    Get it from Amazon for $109 (also available as a two-pack). 

    16. Or a basic camping chair with a cooler pouch and a handy dandy carrier you'll bring along everywhere, whether it's a day at the shore or a picnic in the park.

    reviewer photo of the black camper chair outside
    reviewer photo of them using the cupholder in the black camping chair
    reviewer photo of them using the cooler with drinks inside of it

    Note: The standard size chair can support up to 250 pounds, while the XL chair can support up to 300 pounds. It also comes with a cupholder and built-in cooler pouch.

    Promising review: "Bought them to take to the beach with us last year, but they are so compact, I just keep them in the trunk all the time now so when we pop over to the Lake for the weekend or head out to the mountains on a Saturday, they are easy to grab and pop open by the water. Love the cooler inside the arm rest. Have small ice packs that I put in there with my drink, then the cupholder is on the other arm rest." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.25+ (available in two styles and colors, as well as a size XL). 

    17. An Ostrich deluxe chair that'll make you wonder why your beach chairs of the past never included footrests (let alone footrests with three adjustable positions). 

    reviewer photo of the pink beach chair
    the blue beach chair on a beach

    Note: This chair can support up to 275 pounds. It also has five adjustable reclining positions (including "flat"), the signature Ostrich face cavity and arm slots, as well as a handy cupholder and carrying straps. 

    Promising review: "We adore these chairs. We live in Florida and, as you can imagine, are at the beach quite often. Well for a good couple of years I’ve been saying that I was going to upgrade our beach chairs to optimize our beach days. I’ve been searching high and low for the right combination of features, including sturdiness, lightweight, and quality. These chairs fit the bill! The footrest was very important to me as was expected lifespan of the chair. To be fair, we’ve used them once and only time will tell if they hold up for years. Butttt, they ARE lightweight AND comfortable, while ALSO having a sturdy footrest. They are an investment for sure, but I’m very happy right now, so I had to come tell the internet lol." –Lauren S

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in six colors).

    18. A portable and inflatable Aero Chair, the ideal companion for your beach days, lake trips, and boat outings. It's made from durable materials that'll actually support your booty, so you won't feel like you're sitting on a flimsy pool floaty. 

    the teal inflatable aero chair
    person pumping air into the teal inflatable aero chair
    back of two people sitting in two of the teal inflatable aero chairs in different sizes
    Bote

    Note: The chair can support up to 225 pounds, the chair XL can support up to 350 pounds, and the couch can support up to 500 pounds. It features a carrying strap, as well as a side storage pocket. You can also pick up some cool and convenient accessories for the Aero Chair, like a foot pump, cup holder, and a cooler.

    Promising review: "This inflatable chair is very durable. I use it to hang out on my dock, but plan on buying the Bote inflatable dock to use it on there as well. The side pocket is great for storing cell phone and other valuables. I bought the cup holder as well. Love this chair!" –Kimberly R.

    Get it from Bote for $199+ (available in two chair sizes and as a couch). 

    19. A heavy-duty and high-seat beach chair that sits 17-inches off the ground, for anyone that wants sand to stay as far away as possible from their *ahem* nooks and crannies. 

    the blue high-seat beach chair
    side view of the blue high-seat beach chair
    Amazon

    Note: This chair can support up to 300 pounds. It also has a carrying strap, cupholder, phone slot, and headrest.

    Promising review: "I searched for a beach chair that sat up higher, because my husband has a bad back and knees, and low chairs are hard on him. This one fit the bill perfectly. He is 260 lbs, and this chair was plenty roomy and strong. The cup holder is great, and the carrying strap too. Highly recommend this." –Lauren K.

    Get it from Amazon for $114.99 (available in two colors). 

    20. A gorgeous woven rattan beach seat for a dapper addition to your family's circle of ancient chairs and assorted blankets in the sand. And BTW, reviewers say this chair is surprisingly comfy. 

    the woven rattan beach chair on a patio
    the woven rattan beach chair from the side
    Urban Outfitters

    Note: This chair weighs 7.2 pounds and has a hinging silhouette that easily folds closed. 

    Promising review: "Holy moly, this chair is unreal! It is so beautifully crafted and extremely comfortable which I absolutely did not expect — when I pulled it out of the packaging I sat it in just to test it and DIDN'T GET UP FOR 30 MINUTES BECAUSE I WAS SO COMFORTABLE!" –spiffymoogle

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $199 (available in four styles). 

    21. A five-position chair in a variety of fun colors and prints to liven up your seating arrangements at the beach. Plus, it allows you to lay flat, so you can bask in the sunshine without dirtying a towel and gettin' all sandy.

    reviewer photo of their dog sitting in the green beach chair
    reviewer photo of the green beach chair in a flat position

    Note: This chair can support up to 250 pounds and come with a slinging cupholder and carrying strap.

    Promising review: "These chairs are FANTASTIC. By far the best beach chair I have ever purchased. Bought two of them. My husband and I recently took a trip to the beach and realized we had no chairs. We are set now for the next trip. They open up easily, have a variety of positions and have a great carrying strap. The colors are great. I want to go to the beach, NOW!" –MRG Design

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in six colors and prints).