Whether you’re relaxing beachside on the West or East Coast, or taking it easy by the pool, you can’t go wrong with a comfortable beach chair this summer. Now’s a good time to stock up on all the other great gear you need for your next beach trip or outdoor getaway, including accessories such as towels, sunglasses, bags and umbrellas — especially as many sun-ready goods will soon be on sale during Amazon Prime Day (July 12 and 13) and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (July 15 to 31), among many other big summer blowouts.
We look at a range of stylish seats, from a Shark Tank favorite to picks from Hollywood-loved brands and many other lightweight, functional and otherwise portable options at different price points from retailers including REI, Target, Nordstrom, Amazon and others. Ahead, check out 10 new seating options for your next adventure by the sea or pool — so you can laze in peace and focus on your tan or siesta.
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1. Novogratz Priscilla Folding Chairs, Set of 2
Who doesn’t love a throwback? Hollywood-loved interior designer duo The Novogratz’s classic, retro beach chairs come in a set of two and feature chic colors ideal for photo opportunities — plus, they’re comfortable enough for you to relax and enjoy the waves. The nostalgic checkered chairs are also marked down so you can score a discount in time for the next heat wave.
2. Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair
You don’t have to worry about carrying tons of stuff with this Tommy Bahama two-in-one beach chair and cooler backpack. The lightweight chair has an adjustable aluminum frame, beverage or snack storage pouch, cellphone and cup holder and a folding towel bar. It comes in a bright, bold design to match your vibe, so you can relax and lay back in the sand.
3. Sunflow Chair
As seen on Shark Tank and ideal for napping and reading, Sunflow’s folding beach chair feels more like a comfortable hammock. You can adjust to four different positions and the design molds to your body. You can even add a sun shade, which is sold separately, so you can lay out without any sunburn worries. It weighs 9.4 lbs and the brand recommends a weigh limit of 250 pounds.
4. Sun Squad Backpack Beach Sand Chair
You can’t go wrong with this budget-friendly, dual-purpose backpack beach chair from Target’s affordable Sun Squad brand, especially if you have lots to carry at the beach. Weighing just seven pounds, this lightweight armchair is weather resistant and makes travel super easy, plus it’s easy to store when you aren’t adventuring. It has a metal frame and has a capacity of up to 180 pounds.
5. Minnidip The Arched Beach Chair
Minnidip The Arched Beach Chair
6. Business & Pleasure The Tommy Chair
Get extra comfort with Business & Pleasure’s canvas backpack-style beach chair, which comes in a range of beautiful prints and colors, including paisley, navy, pink, vintage black or sage stripes. It even has an extra back zip pocket for additional storage so you can recline in total bliss.
7. GCI Outdoor Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger
Feel weightless in this GCI Outdoor’s Zero Gravity lounge chair. Whether you plan to go camping or spend a day at the beach, you can sit upright and raise your legs in this luxurious and well-made seat. It’s made of powder-coated steel and has an adjustable padded headrest and a beverage and phone holder. The weight capacity is 300 pounds.
GCI Outdoor Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger
8. Funboy Retro Lawn Chair
For another retro-cool option that looks just as chic on the sand or your front yard, Funboy’s vintage-inspired lawn chair is perfect for your next ‘grammable beach bash.
Funboy Retro Lawn Chair (reg. $69)
9. Local Beach Aluminum Outdoor Portable Beach Chair
Add this classic and comfortable lightweight beach chair to your summer gear essentials. It’s water- and sunproof and features a lightweight powder-coated aluminum frame, cool poly canvas material, a foam back and removable shoulder straps so you can transport it with ease. It holds up to 250 pounds and also has a stash pocket so you can keep your important items close by.
Local Beach Aluminum Outdoor Portable Beach Chair
10. Best Choice Products Adjustable Steel Mesh Zero Gravity Reclining Chairs, Set of 2
Hanging by the ocean is always fun with a friend. You can double the fun and select a pair of reclining seats perfect for you and another beach bum this summer. The affordable, portable option for two ergonomic chairs gives you a zero-gravity position with elastic cords that adjust to your body. It’s a great seat for surfside moments, soccer games or other outdoor events. It also has cup holders so you can store your favorite beverage, phone or whatever you need.