Get comfortable on the shore with these beach chairs

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When you were a kid, you probably didn't care about having a chair at the beach -- the sand was enough. Now that you're older, you want to get off the ground, and maybe even get some back support. Modern beach chairs offer more than just a place to sit; they now have features like an insulated pocket for your extra drinks or a pouch for your mobile. But with all of the options available, which one should you buy? We're here to help you figure that out with our collection of the best beach chairs.

All the features

Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair

Staff Pick

Tommy Bahama made this chair easy to carry to and from the beach because you can hold it by the rubberized handle or wear it like a backpack. After the chair is set up, the handle can be used as a bar to hang your towel on when you're done in the water. You won't need any to leave any of your belongings on the sand since this chair has a holder for your drink, a pocket for your phone, a pouch for small belongings, and an insulated pouch for extra drinks or snacks. Plus, this model is extra sturdy, supporting up to 300 lbs.

$123 at Amazon

Suspension support

RIO Beach Lace-Up Backpack Folding Chair

Are you planning on sitting for a long time? Then look no further than this chair with individual suspension bands. Add in the four recline settings and an adjustable pillow, and you're sure to find a comfortable position for soaking up the sun. You can carry the chair hands-free, thanks to the adjustable backpack straps. And the placement of the drink holder means you won't have to worry about knocking it over once you're ready to head into the water.

$50 at Amazon

Not just for campers

Coleman Utopia Breeze Beach Sling Chair

Coleman is known for their quality camping equipment, and their beach chairs meet those same standards. This choice is super lightweight at only 5.3 lbs., and it folds into a bag with a carrying strap. There's a fold-flat cup holder attached at the armrest and a pocket on the back for storing your dry towels or other personal items. And don't let the small size and weight fool you, this chair can support up to 250 lbs.

$34 at Amazon

Budget friendly

Rio Beach Wave Chair

This chair is very low to the ground, which makes it perfect for sitting in the waves and letting them wash over you. The low profile also means it will store easily in your car or home since it almost folds flat. Since it weighs only five lbs., it means you won't be tired after walking it down to the shore. Since this chair only supports up to 190 lbs., it works best for lighter adults or children.

$15 at Amazon

Sitting tall

Rio Beach 17" Chair

Many beach chairs are low to the ground, which can be difficult to use depending on height or physical abilities. That's why this chair is 17" high, so you can sit and get up easily. The four reclining angles offer comfort, while the storage options offer convenience. Besides having room for a cup and phone holder, the wide armrests are great to lean on while reading a book.

$50 at Amazon

Sunrise to sunset

Chances are, you could use a little help carrying all of your stuff down to the shore. That's why we think that the Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair is the best beach chair for most people. There's storage for small, personal items, as well as an insulated pocket for extra drinks and snacks. By using these pockets, you can save a few trips back to the car. Plus, it's easy to carry because of the backpack straps and weighs a bit less than 8 lbs.

If you're looking for a lower-priced option, then look no further than the Coleman Utopia Breeze Beach Sling Chair. This chair has a cupholder, a pocket for dry towels, and folds into a carrying case -- which is great for storing it in the car. For the price, this chair has a lot to offer.