Best Kids' Beach Chair

Best Kids’ Beach Chair for Summer Relaxation at the Beach

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Taking kids to the beach can feel a bit hectic, but the best kids' beach chair can make the trip much more comfortable. Choosing a beach chair that has a small footprint and is packable will offer more than just a place of rest, as it will help lighten your load.

If you're someone who packs an adult chair for yourself, then you probably need one for your kid. The information from this guide will hopefully help you find the best chair for your kid as we have curated some of the best options in the market, as well as the factors you need to consider before getting one.

Why a Kids Beach Chair?

Kids beach chairs are a more accessible kids seat that you can keep at the back of the car for every family travel, all year round. While investing in a beach chair may seem unnecessary for some people, some children might be sensitive to sand on their hands and legs.

The kids' beach chairs will not only keep the child away from the sand, but they will also enjoy having their own chair. For portability, the beach chair should be lightweight and come with its own carry bag for easy transportation. A sturdy frame, durable material, and cute design are also necessary when looking to buy a beach chair for kids.

With a huge range of options in the market today, it can be a bit hectic to find the best beach chair for your kids. Luckily, we have summarized the five best kids' beach chairs. Keep reading to find out why they are considered the best beach chairs for kids, the features that make them stand out as well as their pros and cons.

Which is the best beach chair for kids?

1. Baby Delight Go with Me Chair | Indoor/Outdoor Chair with Sun Canopy

Baby Delight Go with Me Chair | Indoor/Outdoor Chair...
  • EXTENDED USE - Portable chair can be used from baby...
  • PATENTED DESIGN - As baby grows, the seat fabric lifts to reveal...
  • SAFE & SECURE - 5-point removable harness keeps baby secure and...
  • FEATURE LOADED - Removable snack tray, sun canopy and carry bag...
  • VERSATILE DESIGN - Great for all outdoor activities: camping,...

The Baby Delight Go with Me Chair is a mobile seat that can be used both indoors and outdoors as well for children who are the age of three months old up to 75lb. It features a 5 point harness design to ensure the child remains safe, and the versatile design makes it great for a wide range of activities, including camping.

In addition, this toddler beach chair comes with a sun canopy, a carrying bag, and a removable snack tray. This convertible beach chair is perfect for the beach as it helps keep your kid sand-free. In addition, the sun canopy ensures that the kid gets an extra layer of protection from the sun.

This chair measures 24.5 inches tall by 23 inches wide by 22.75 inches deep and folds to measure 8 inches x 8 inches x 24.5 inches. When the baby grows, the fabric of the seat will lift to reveal two leg holes that allow the baby to stand with support.


  • Excellent stability with eight contact points on the legs
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Removable tray for easy feeding and placing toys
  • Great security with a 5 point harness that is removable
  • A removable canopy that protects from sun rays


  • A bit bulky for quick trips

2. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Flex Octopus Folding Beach Chair for Kids

Melissa & Doug 885347888906 Sunny Patch Flex Octopus...
  • Folding beach chair for kids
  • Features cup holder, padded feet and matching storage bag.
  • Vibrant colors and cheerful Flex Octopus artwork
  • Durable fabric
  • Sturdy metal frame

Melissa & Doug company is known for creating playful, well-crafted, and cute products, and Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Flex Octopus, Folding Beach Chair for Kids, is no different. This baby beach chair comes in an octopus design that is perfect for kids who are three years.

The Melissa & Doug Folding Beach Chair for Kids features a sturdy metal frame and a durable fabric that is easy to wipe clean. In addition, this chair comes with a cup holder and a carrying case that makes transportation a breeze.

This chair opens to reveal a comfortable seat and folds easily to fit in the carry bag. It also includes padded feet with smooth plastic foot pads for comfort. If you're looking for a functional yet attractive beach chair, then this folding camp chair will provide the kid with a friendly and smiling experience.


  • Lightweight and easily portable
  • Playful and fun designs are available
  • An excellent option for kids below three to six years
  • Includes a carrying bag, cup holder, and other matching accessories
  • Vibrant colors
  • Sturdy metal frame
  • Padded feet


  • No sun protection

3. ALPHA CAMP Camp Chairs with Shade Canopy

ALPHA CAMP Camp Chairs with Shade Canopy Chair Folding...
  • Adjustable Canopy Lawn chair
  • Heavy duty Camping Chair
  • Durable coating
  • Fortified leg tube
  • Fine workmanship chair

The Alpha Camp Chairs with Shade Canopy comes with an oversized design to provide comfort to this chair. It features a canopy that is in the up position for sun protection, giving you a cool shade on a hot summer day.

It also features some extra supporting tubes on the bottom to help improve the overall weight capacity of up to 350 lbs. In addition, the leg tube that has a diameter of 0.9 inches guarantees quality and safety in this cute design.

Additionally, this baby and toddler beach chair comes with an anti-rust hammer tone powder coating and a heavy-duty steel frame for a stable experience. It also includes two cup holders where one can hold a standard cup and the other one holds a larger 32-ounce drink.


  • Comes with a spring plunger to prevent spillage
  • Easy to carry and transport
  • Includes a carrying bag to carry or store the beach chair
  • Sun protection
  • Extra supporting tubes for safety
  • High-quality materials and durable construction
  • Oversized frame for comfort


4. Coleman Kids Quad Chair

Coleman Kids Quad Chair, Teal , Small
  • Outdoor chair for kids ideal for camping, BBQs, and the beach
  • Fun glow-in-the-dark design and mesh cup holder for drinks
  • Locking steel frame and lower seat for added stability
  • Roomy 24-inch seat with comfortable 10.2-inch sitting height
  • Supports up to 160 pounds

The Coleman Kids Quad Chair is ideal for use as a camp chair and a beach chair. It comes in two colorful patterns to match different needs and is designed for kids who are around ten years old. It is quite sturdy and spacious and includes a beverage cup.

It features a glow-in-the-dark design as well as a sturdy steel frame that can support weights of up to 160 lbs, which means it can be used by older children. In addition, this chair is available in pink and teal colors, which are perfect colors for camping, the beach, and other outdoor events.

The seat has a comfortable 10.2-inch sitting height and a roomy 24-inch seat. Its mesh cup holder can help support the bottles, and the locking steel frame provides stability. This is a great outdoor chair, especially if you're looking for one for older kids.


  • Sturdy steel frame for stability
  • Beautiful glow in the dark design
  • Lower seat for stability
  • Locking steel frame to keep the baby secure
  • Roomy seat
  • It can be used for a wide range of outdoor activities
  • A cup holder is included


  • No sun protection

5. Kelsyus Kids Outdoor Canopy Chair

Kelsyus Kids Outdoor Canopy Chair - Foldable Children's...
  • All of the features of the original canopy chair in a smaller...
  • Great for a day at the lake, camp site, or sporting event
  • Padded shoulder straps make transport more comfortable
  • When folded down and closed, the canopy acts as a convenient...
  • Extended canopy provides 50+ UPH and rain protection

Are you looking for a kids beach chair or camp chair that comes with an umbrella? The Kelsyus Kids Outdoor Canopy Chair boasts a full-blown canopy and can be converted into backpacks that you or your child can carry.

It offers a great SPF 50 level that protects the baby from the sun. This four-point collapsible chair can fold up for easy storage. When not in use, the beach chair can be folded into a backpack. While the baby is out in the sun, it gives the much-needed protection for the kids' skin.

The padded shoulder straps make the transportation of the chair easier. This chair comes with all of the features that you can get in a canopy chair in a small-sized package. It can also be useful in other settings, including at a campsite, sporting event, or at the lake.


  • Includes backpack shoulder straps for easy transportation
  • Adjustable sun canopy
  • Best for children between the age of 3 years up to 75 lbs.
  • Rain protection
  • Padded straps for comfortable
  • Easily folds for storage


  • Too small for some kids

What Do You Consider Before Buying the Best Kids’ Beach Chair?

1. Material

When shopping for the best kids beach chair, you don't want to ignore the material, especially for the frame. A sturdy metal frame with durable and comfortable seating is a must-have for the comfort and safety of the child. If possible, you need to look for an anti-rust metal, especially if you're planning to use it in different weather conditions or hoping to store the baby beach chair at the beach house.

2. Design

Different beach chairs come with different designs to match different needs. Most of these beach chairs will easily fold and sit low off the ground. They can have four inward folding legs, and some can be carried in a roll. Some chairs can be folded in two halves and carried flat.

When it comes to the design, it is also essential to consider the coloring and pattern. Unfortunately, there is not a wide variety of color and pattern choices to choose from. Remember, something bright, patterned, and colorful will match their personalities over something dull and boring. However, pick one that matches your needs and preferences.

3. Portability

For most beaches, you will need to walk to get to the beach area from the parking lot. As a result, you want to consider beach chairs that are foldable, lightweight, and include a carry bag or can be carried over the shoulder. This will make it easier for you and the child to carry the chair.

4. Size

Unlike adult beach chairs, kids' beach chairs are much smaller in size, including the width, seat depth, and height. Many beach chairs are very low to the ground when it comes to the design to ensure the kids have no issue getting out of them.

Although some kids may feel snugger in beach chairs because they are built purposely for kids with little bottoms, it is essential to get the right size for your kid but remember that they tend to outgrow them very fast.

Before buying, think about the occasions your little one will be using them before they run too small, for example, camping trips, sporting events, etc. If you're worried about the child outgrowing the chair, then get chairs that can be adjusted as the child grows.

5. Sun Protection

If you're planning to be out with your kids in the midday sun, it is wise to have some shade to which your kid can retreat. If not, you can consider a pop-up tent for the family. In addition, an individual umbrella or a sun canopy that attaches to the chair and can easily be adjusted or angled will come in handy to shade the toddler sitting in the chair from the sun.

6. Extra Features

Some of the best beach chairs will come with additional accessories to make the chair even more functional. Some of these accessories include a bottle or cup holders or beverage holders, a carry bag, shoulder strap, and a storage pocket.

Some baby and toddler beach chairs may also include detachable trays that make it easier to feed the little one. Others will come with harnesses to ensure the children remain secure in their chairs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Kids Beach Chairs

1. What ages are kid’s chairs designed for?

Although not all, many companies that design beach chairs have made chairs for all ages, including adults. However, different chairs have been designed for different ages, and for this reason, you want to ensure you get one that perfectly matches your kid's needs. In the market today, you can find chairs for smaller babies, toddlers, and also older babies.

2. Do beach chairs have a canopy for shade?

Some beach chairs for kids will include an extended canopy or an umbrella that has been attached to the chair, but some don't. A canopy comes in handy to protect the skin from harsh rays from the skin. However, choosing a chair with a canopy is entirely based on your personal preference and needs. Luckily, there is a wide range of options in the market that include a canopy.

3. How heavy are the kid’s beach chairs?

Beach chairs of kids vary in weight, and you probably find the heavy ones and others are lightweight. While the heavy ones tend to be able to support a lot of weight and are pretty durable, lightweight ones are easy to transport from one place to another. Therefore, it is crucial to find a balance between the light ones and heavy ones to achieve both durability and easy transportation. 

Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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