Family & Education

Best Beach Day Gear

Pack these along for a great day at the ocean, lake, or park
BY Bill Lindsey TIMEJuly 13, 2023 PRINT

While you could just show up on the sandy shore with an old towel, the following gear is sure to make your next beach or park visit a posh, soothing experience.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of MacSports)

Roll Up in Style

MacSports 2-In-1 Beach Day Lounger and Cargo Cart


Relaxing in a comfortable chair and taking in the view is the best way to spend time at the beach, and this chair is a great choice. Featuring big wheels that easily roll over the sand, it serves as a cart to haul towels, snacks, a small cooler, and other gear. It then unfolds to create a lounge chair rated for sunbathers up to 225 pounds, complete with a padded headrest.

Qipi Beach Cabana 1
(Courtesy of Outdoor Master)

Make Your Own Shade

OutdoorMaster Beach Cabana


The best way to ensure UPF 50+ UV protection is to bring it with you. Weighing less than three pounds, this cabana is easy to bring along to the beach or park in its storage bag. Each pole has pockets for drinks or sunblock. Fiberglass poles, four sand nails, and sand pockets allow a fast, secure setup, and the removable back panel provides shade all day long.

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(Courtesy of CGear)

Float on the Sand

CGear Sand-Free Life Beach Mat


Sand between the toes is wonderful, but it isn’t as much fun in a sandwich or between the pages of a paperback, making this must-have beach day gear. Whether used as a spacious beach mat or set under a portable cabana, the durable, two-layer system, which was originally designed as a landing pad for military helicopters, allows sand, dirt, and dust to flow down, but not come back up.

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(Courtesy of UCO Gear)

Beach BBQ

UCO Flatpack Medium Portable Grill & Firepit


Sitting around a fire on the beach is relaxing, and hot dogs taste best right off the grill. While lugging a traditional BBQ grill is tedious, this compact grill folds to less than 2 inches thick to fit in a beach cart or bag and sets up in less than a minute. The stainless steel grill has slanted sides that act as a windbreak to keep the flame alive.

Baby Delight
(Courtesy of Baby Delight)

Junior Beachgoer Protection

Baby Delight Go With Me Deluxe Portable Playard with Canopy


Designed for children from 6 months to 2 years old, this portable playpen features an ultra-padded floor to protect tootsies from hot sand, and a large canopy offers UPF 50+ protection from the sun. Mesh sidewalls allow breezes to flow through while providing a view. It assembles and disassembles in minutes, and the fabric areas are machine-washable.

Bill Lindsey is an award-winning writer based in South Florida. He covers real estate, automobiles, timepieces, boats, and travel topics.
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