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Best beach chairs

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A beach chair lets you relax comfortably while enjoying the day near the water. It's light, portable and helps you to sit upright. Plus, it can keep you away from the sand, especially if you've been swimming. There's nothing better than spending the day watching the world from the comfort of a beach chair.

Of course, the beach is not the only place you can take your chair. These portables seats are ideal for camping, sporting events, or even your own back yard. We don't think you can do without one, so here are our favorite choices.

Staff pick

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Coleman portable chair

Adjustable arm heights

A comfortable beach chair with a built-in four-can cooler! What more can this chair do? Well, the steel frame handles 325 pounds of weight, and the seat and back have padding for extra comfort. The arm height is adjustable for maximum convenience, and the chair collapses easily to fit into a carry case to take anywhere. Oh, the chair also comes with a mesh cup holder and side pockets. 

Low back

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KingCamp low sling beach chair

Breathable mesh allows for airflow

Get a KingCamp low-slung chair and stretch out on the sand. The seat height is about eight inches off the ground and is wider than most of the other chairs to accommodate a broader range of body sizes comfortably. A cup holder comes attached, and the armrests are foam wrapped for a softer touch. Large anti-skid feet keep the chairs firmly in place while the breathable mesh is designed for airflow to keep your body cool. The steel frame is sturdy and designed to withstand 300 pounds. You can pick from a palette of colors, and it comes with a carry bag!

A breezy design

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Coleman Utopia Breeze chair

Lightweight and easily collapses to carry

This chair weighs only 5 pounds but can support up to 250 pounds. Sturdy and eye-catching, the lime-green color stands out from the crowd so you can easily spot it from anywhere.  The pocket sewn into the back of the seat will hold a towel, while the cup holder is handy for your drink. When you're ready to leave, simply collapse the chair and put it away in the accompanying carry bag.

Built to share

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Kelty low loveseat chair

Cushioned and insulated

This low base loveseat is ideal for sharing your outing to the beach. The back leans back slightly for extra comfort, and there is enough room to seat two people. The strong material has insulated cushioning built-in that gives your body added support, and it can also hold a couple of cold drinks. The sturdy steel frame and rubber feet can prop 500 pounds in total with the material strong enough to provide all the support needed. Plus, it comes with a bag for easy portability.

Sits low

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Cascade Mountain Tech compact chair

Use at the beach or other outdoor events

A chair built for outdoor events, is low profile, lightweight, and easy to take with you. It sits just nine inches off the ground and has foam padded armrests. Moreover, the steel and aluminum frame supports up to 250 pounds. When it's time to move, the compact chair quickly collapses and stores in the handy storage bag with a shoulder strap.

Backpack folding chair

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RIO beach chair

Four recline positions

No need for a storage bag here! The patented Rio chair folds into a backpack with a large storage pouch. The adjustable shoulder straps keep the chair/backpack securely on your back. It has four-position recline options that are easy to adjust; so sit back, relax, and use the cup holder for your cold drink. For added comfort, a large adjustable pillow comes with the chair that's sturdy enough to hold 240 pounds.

The bottom line

A beach chair is much more convenient than a towel or the ground. It keeps you out of the sand, stores your favorite cold drink, and keeps you resting comfortably. Better yet, you can use these handy chairs just about anywhere you want to sit from pool-side to sideline. They are the best traveling companion to take anywhere you want a seat.

Our staff has picked the Coleman portable chair as their favorite choice. It has a built-in cooler for four cans and is one of the sturdiest chairs on the market.

Another excellent choice is the Kelty low loveseat chair because it's more fun having a seat to share with a friend or family member. This chair is big enough for two people with room to spare.