U.S. News & World Report

2 surfers sitting by the ocean in SUNFLOW beach bundles. One in an ocean navy beach chair, and the other in a sunshine stripe chair.Picture yourself in a tropical locale with a warm sea breeze, your toes in the sand, the ocean lapping at the shore and a margarita in hand. In addition to bringing the perfect swimsuit, lots of sunscreen and a beach hat to keep the sun off your face, you'll need the perfect beach chair. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and styles – from a recliner or lounger to a low-sling or backpack-style option with features like cup holders, footrests and wheels. No matter what you're looking for, there's a chair out there that will meet your beach needs for a relaxing day of seaside fun in the sun.

Taking into consideration dozens of review sites, including Amazon, online retailers, travel industry sites and more, U.S. News compiled this list of the best beach chairs for all your travel needs.

The Top Beach Chairs for 2023 

  • Best Backpack Beach Chair: Tommy Bahama Sunny Blossom Deluxe Backpack Beach Chair
  • Best Beach Chair With Umbrella: SUNFLOW The Beach Bundle
  • Best Lounge Beach Chair: Business & Pleasure The Tommy Chair
  • Best Reclining Beach Chair: STRONGBACK Low G Recliner 2.0
  • Best Folding Beach Chair: KingCamp High Mesh Back Beach Folding Chair
  • Best Sling Beach Chair: Kijaro Beach Sling Chair
  • Best Kids Beach Chair: Homevative Kids Folding Backpack Beach Chair
  • Best Beach Chair With Wheels: Mac Sports Beach Day Lounger with Wheels
  • Best Beach Chair With Footrest: Sport-Brella Beach Chair with UPF 50+ Adjustable Umbrella
  • Best Beach Chair With Face Hole: Ostrich 3 N 1 Beach Chair
  • Best Beach Chair With Cup Holder: Life Is Good Backpack Beach Chair

Best With Umbrella: SUNFLOW The Beach Bundle

SUNFLOW The Beach Bundle in rainbow design
  • Weight: 9.4 pounds
  • Weight capacity: 250 pounds
What sets this chair apart: The comfortable and compact SUNFLOW chair is available in nearly two dozen colors and is made with a rust-resistant aluminum frame. This beach bundle also includes a sunshade made with UPF 50+, an adjustable and collapsible drink holder, a dry bag, and a beach towel.

Beachgoers appreciate: Customers love this bundle because they don't have to carry a beach umbrella with them since it comes with a sunshade attached. However, they warn that on windy days, the sunshade might not be sturdy enough.

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