Love to laze the day away on a sandy beach with waves rolling gently to shore and the smell of fresh sea air filling your senses? There’s something magical about being on the beach, maybe it’s the feel of sand between your toes or maybe it’s simply the joy of relaxing on a sunny day. Whether you’re there to sunbathe, fish, build sandcastles or splash about, make your beach day even better with a comfy beach chair.
The best beach chairs are comfortable and easy to carry. You need something that folds almost flat and can be slung over your shoulder.
Here’s our guide to the best folding beach chairs for a happy day at the seaside
Best for easy carrying
Take a comfy seat anywhere with an Outwell Cardiel folding beach chair - see it here
The ultimate portable beach chair, the Outwell Cardiel is all about laidback living wherever you are. This comfy seat sits directly on the beach, simply unfold it and kick back. Lighter than light, it weighs just 100g, which is much less than a bottle of water so you’ll hardly notice you’re carrying it. It also folds completely flat in seconds and can fit into most beach bags, giving you an easy seat, anywhere. There’s a carry strap and handle if you want to walk about with it and a pocket to store sunscreen or other items.
Also ideal as a festival chair or trekker chair on walking trips, this handy beach seat is ready for any adventure. Simply slip it into your bag and have a comfy place to sit wherever you go.
The Outwell Cardiel beach chair is available in three colours – classic blue, midnight black and piquant green.
Best fishing chair
See if the fish are nibbling on an Outwell Sauntons chair - see them here
Grab your rod and head off for a spot of sea fishing with a trusty Outwell Sauntons folding chair. With low legs, these chairs are a good size for fishing and will stay stable on uneven ground. Folding flat in seconds, you can simply sling the chair over your shoulder when you’re ready to leave. Leaving your hands free for carrying fishing tackle. As the Sauntons only weighs 2.3kg, it’s easy to carry too. This makes it ideal as a folding beach chair, festival chair, or as quick and easy comfy seat at any outdoor event.
The Outwell Sauntons chair is available in three colours – ocean blue, warm red and green vineyard.
Best for sunbathing
Top up your tan on an Outwell Tenby sun lounger - see it here
Yes, you could simply lie on a beach towel on the sand. But sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself to extra comfort. If you’d rather not get sand in your sunscreen, the Outwell Tenby is the perfect spot for chilling out above the sandy ground. This brilliant beach chair come sun lounger has a four position backrest. This means it can go from a relaxed recline to fully flat. Giving you options to sun every part of your body, read a good book, enjoy lunch, or keep an eye on the kids. It folds flat and has a handle for easy carrying and the textilene material is easy to clean. So grab your sunscreen, hit the beach and get comfy.
The Outwell Tenby sun lounger is available in two colours – warm red and ocean blue.
Best for sea gazing
Sit back and take in the view with the Outwell Blackpool folding chair - see it here
If you like to enjoy the sights of the seaside, the Outwell Blackpool could be the beach chair for you. This lightweight folding chair has a higher back and sturdy armrest for comfort and support. So you can sit there all day and drink in the view. Preferably accompanied by a large ice cream and ice cold beverage. Weighing a light 3.3kg, this folding chair can be easily carried anywhere. Simply fold it flat and hitch it over your shoulder. Ideal for seaside trips, camping holidays and picnics, it’s a great choice for family fun days out.
The Outwell Blackpool folding beach chair is available in three colours - ocean blue, warm red and green vineyard.
Don’t forget the accessories
You’ve got your beach chair, now get seaside-ready with our round-up of the top essentials to make this your best beach day ever!
Easy carry coolbag
Everyone loves a picnic on the beach! Keep your food and drinks fresh with an easy carry cooler. With plenty of sizes to suit your needs, you’ll find the perfect cool bag for your adventure. Taller coolbags will hold wine bottles upright, wider ones provide plenty of space for family lunches, smaller ones are great for couples. Lightweight and stylish, coolbags come with comfy carry straps and some can even be worn like a backpack for even easier transportation.
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Make your picnic on the beach even better with bright and beautiful travel tableware. Outwell has a wide choice of gorgeous melamine and polycarbonate cups, plates, bowls, wineglasses and tumblers. So you can eat in style, wherever you are.
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Where to buy an Outwell beach chair
View Outwell beach chairs before you buy at one of our many dealerships across the UK.
Got a question we haven’t covered?? We’re here to help
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