11 Best Beach Chairs 2020: Maximum Comfort & Highly Portable

Taking a beach chair to the beach can really make your whole experience all the more comfortable. The best beach chairs are portable and easy to carry from place to place and comfortable enough to enjoy a day on the beach.

There are plenty of beach chairs on the market from low folding beach chairs, reclining chairs, kids beach chairs and inflatable chairs. We’ve picked a selection of the best chairs out there.

Whether you’re hitting the beach during the summer holidays with the family or heading off on a romantic couples getaway, we’ve got a beach chair for you.

Let’s get going!

What to consider when buying a beach chair

Is It Reclining?

Some beach chairs have reclining options and can adjust to varying slopes. Some even lie completely flat. This is perfect for sunbathing or napping. 

What Is Its Weight Capacity?

Check what weight your beach chair will support so that you can be assured it will last the test of time.

What Height Is It?

Would you prefer a low folding beach chair which sits closer to the sand or would you rather sit up higher. There are different options available.

Best Beach Chairs

TECNOVOZ Tommy Bahamas 2000998 Folding Beach Chair

The ultimate beach chair features an adjustable neck pillow and an adjustable aluminium frame with five positions for added comfort. Adjustable padded straps make it easy to transport from the car to the beach. It is also equipped with a folding towel rail. There are 4 pockets in total, 2 larger pockets on the back and 2 small pockets on one arm. Each chair has a weight capacity of 136 kg.

Helinox Beach Chair

This beach chair has splayed legs made for sand and its lower profile means you can lay back and relax. It packs down to a super portable size and weighs just 1.4 kg. The removable chair seat and zippered carrying case (which doubles as a pillow) are made from ultra-durable, UV-resistant polyester. It’s well-ventilated for hot summer days and holds up to harsh weather and the sun’s rays.

Kampa Sandy High Back Low Chair

This low chair has a high supportive back with a low profile height so you can stretch out comfortably. Particularly useful for festivals, concerts, and sporting events as it is easy to carry and less of an obstruction for people behind you! Opens and folds in seconds, strong frame,
folds to a compact size for easy transport and storage.

ALCO – Beach Chair

Waterproof beach chair which is easy to clean, lightweight and foldable and lies back into a flat position. Lightweight and foldable.

SONGMICS Beach Chair Portable

Portable and versatile foldable beach chair. With high backrest to keep your neck from getting tired, and the ability to recline and lie down entirely while resting your head on the comfortable cushion. It takes up little space when closed, has shoulder straps, and weighs only 3.1 kg so you can carry it comfortably on the shoulders like a backpack.

Volkswagen VW Low Beach Chair

Retro style, stylish VW Low Folding Chair inspired by the 1960’s Volkswagen T2 campervan. Made from durable 600D Oxford polyester material with a waterproof PVC coating to quickly dry when wet, perfect for sitting down after a dip in the sea!

Coleman M293501 – 5 positions reclining beach chair

Mesh backrest is breathable and encourages airflow. Folding with shoulder strap for transportation. Cushion for the head and neck. Pocket to store your personal items.

Rio Beach Classic 5 Position Lay Flat Folding Beach Chair

Fully reclining, lay flat beach chair. The lightweight beach chair features 5 different reclining positions. Easily recline the beach chair without getting your fingers or hands pinched. Easily get to where you are going with the padded, adjustable shoulder strap and compact fold. Includes a build-in towel bar to hang your beach towel to dry.

Best Beach Chairs For Kids

Regatta Kids’ Animal Chair

Cute shark design perfect fo a trip to the beach. Kids folding lightweight chair. Features safety leg locking mechanism.

Swimways Kids Canopy Chair

This chair can be folded down and closed and the factor 50+ UPF canopy keeps kids in the shade. With carry bag and durable snap-lock buckles and two shoulder straps for hands-free portability. Suitable for kids age 3+.

Best Inflatable Beach Chairs

eBuyGB Inflatable Beach Lounge Chair

Soft and comfortable inflatable chair. Lightweight and easy to move around. Made from 100% PVC. Can be used indoors or outdoors. An alternative to a foldable beach chair if you’re looking for something more like an armchair.

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