Best Beach Trolley

best beach trolley for the family

Family beach days and picnics are heaps of fun, but dragging half your home to the beach in several trips isn’t!  I don’t know about you guys but when we head off for a picnic at the beach the car is heaving with picnic basket, beach tent, picnic blanket, electric cool box, beach toys, Picnic chairs & folding table…and the list goes on!  

Before we found the best beach trolley ever (during our trip to Hawaii to get married) we made countless journeys to the car.  Now we roll up at the beach or countryside (these trolleys are great for festivals and camping too) and throw everything in, pile a kid on top and off we go.

Beach wagons have big wheels to get over the sand, heaps of storage space and adjustable steering for navigating beach paths.  They all foldaway to fit easily in the car and vans too so whats not to love with these time saving beach carts?.

Here are our top beach carts to buy.  There are detailed reviews with all the pros and cons further down but if you just want the choose from five beach trolleys to buy here they are:

5 Best Beach Trolleys

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BEAU JARDIN Folding Wagon Trolley Camping Cart with Brake 176lb Capacity...
399 Reviews
BEAU JARDIN Folding Wagon Trolley Camping Cart with Brake 176lb Capacity...
  • Large capacity : Large load folding wagon cart outside dimensions approx 49.2"Lx22.6"Wx31.5"H. The collapsible utility wagon cart inside size is 33.5"Lx20"Wx10.6"H. Ground to the top of the handle is 31.5". Two cups in the fabric cup holders are not included.
  • Weight capacity :The wheel of the canvas wagon is 2.8" wide and 7.9" in diameter, the utility wagon collapsible heavy duty frame. The spacing of the wheels can be adjusted randomly to suit different road surfaces. The folding wagons cart fabric material 600D Polyester,and it is removable for easy hand or hose washing,camping wagon cart frame material steel,the outdoor utility wagon cart sturdy black steel frame is more stable.
Timber Ridge Folding Wagon Collapsible Utility Trolley Outdoor Cart for...
127 Reviews
Timber Ridge Folding Wagon Collapsible Utility Trolley Outdoor Cart for...
  • 【Large Storage】Unfolded internal size of this folding camping wagon is 90.1 x 46.7 x 30 cm, and 127.4L large storage space. Semi-closed design, which can hold items of different shapes. Timber Ridge collapsible folding cart have 2 cup holders for drinks when you go camping. There is a zippered storage pocket on one side to keep belongings organized
  • 【Weight Capacity】The sturdy steel frame and fabric make up a heavy-duty camping folding wagon with a maximum capacity of 80 kg
VonHaus Folding Camping Cart with Lining - 4 Wheeled Collapsible Festival...
163 Reviews
VonHaus Folding Camping Cart with Lining - 4 Wheeled Collapsible Festival...
  • COLLAPSIBLE – for easy storage and portability. No assembly required – folds out ready for use in seconds
  • 360° ROTATABLE WHEELS WITH BRAKES – lets you lock the cart in rough terrain without worrying it’ll slip away
SAMAX Coaster Wagon Garden Trolley Beach Wagon Folding Foldable Hand Cart...
708 Reviews
SAMAX Coaster Wagon Garden Trolley Beach Wagon Folding Foldable Hand Cart...
  • Overall dimensions: approx. 107 x 48 x 50 cm (LxWxH) with handle approx. 117 cm high, diameter wheels approx. 17 cm
  • Dimensions folded: approx. 17 x 50 x 77 cm (DxWxH)
Timber Ridge Folding Wagon Collapsible Utility Trolley Outdoor Cart for...
127 Reviews
Timber Ridge Folding Wagon Collapsible Utility Trolley Outdoor Cart for...
  • 【Large Storage】Unfolded internal size of this folding camping wagon is 90.1 x 46.7 x 30 cm, and 127.4L large storage space. Semi-closed design, which can hold items of different shapes. Timber Ridge collapsible folding cart have 2 cup holders for drinks when you go camping. There is a zippered storage pocket on one side to keep belongings organized
  • 【Weight Capacity】The sturdy steel frame and fabric make up a heavy-duty camping folding wagon with a maximum capacity of 80 kg

Guide to buying the best beach trolley

Let’s put the fun back into ‘fun day out’ by helping you to buy the best beach trolley. So in a great beach cart you are looking for one thats:

  • Easy to move (drive as my son says) through sand
  • Folds down to fit easily in even a midsize car
  • Durable enough to carry heavy loads.

Design

The beach trolley we have has no roof like a festival trolley has.  Honestly you don’t need sunshade for dragging stuff to the beach.  You also dont have the huge rubber wheels like a garden trolley as you want this to wide over the sand not into it.

All good beach trolleys have giant wheels to ride over the sand rather than cut into the sand (camping trolleys have thinner wheels for rough ground).  Look for makes which have treaded tyres that offer 360 deg rotation (great then for very rough terrains).  Having a telescoping handle will help for maneuverability as well and is a great design feature on any beach trolley

Durability

You want a beach trolleys that’s going to last for many seasons so make sure you pick one with a holder made of heavy duty, washable and waterproof fabric.

We have found that xxx frame beach trolleys are far longer lasting and lightweight for carrying and maneuvering as well.

 

Capacity

When looking at the capacity for your best beach trolley consider how much space you need in the trolley (ie how much are you going to be taking to the beach) and how heavy this stuff is going to be.

The more weight a beach trolley can take the heavy the frame will be so bear this in mind for putting in and out of the car!

Storage

Must of us aren’t going to be off down the beach 365 days a year using our beach wagon so it needs to pack away for storage.  Read the reviews to make sure you find one that folds up thin enough to stash in a garage and pack into your car with all that other beach stuff!

Quickly before we go into our in depth reviews of our best beach trolleys here are quick links to our other picnic essentials on the site.  If you have all these you are sure of the perfect picnic!

Can you think of another essential picnic items I need to include? If so drop me a line in the comments.

Reviews of the Best Beach Trolleys

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BEAU JARDIN Folding Wagon Trolley Camping Cart with Brake 176lb Capacity Trailer Transport Canvas Fabric Free Standing...
399 Reviews
BEAU JARDIN Folding Wagon Trolley Camping Cart with Brake 176lb Capacity Trailer Transport Canvas Fabric Free Standing...
BEST OVERALL BEACH WAGON - Sturdy, chunky, no flaws, perfect for the beach or on land are all reviews left by happy customers. This collapsable beach wagon is large enough to fit two primary school kids in plus supplies! breaks and double steering front and back for safety too

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Timber Ridge Folding Wagon Collapsible Utility Trolley Outdoor Cart for Camping Garden Beach All Terrain, with Side Bag & Cup...
127 Reviews
Timber Ridge Folding Wagon Collapsible Utility Trolley Outdoor Cart for Camping Garden Beach All Terrain, with Side Bag & Cup...
BEST HEAVY DUTY BEACH TROLLEY - In the very competitive utility trolley market this is the big daddy! Hard wearing, robust, can take the weight & nimble were all words used by our customers! They said even full it didn't 'sledge' on soft sand. Holds up to 80 KG

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VonHaus Folding Camping Cart with Lining - 4 Wheeled Collapsible Festival Trolley, Portable Garden & DIY Waste Wagon – 70KG...
163 Reviews
VonHaus Folding Camping Cart with Lining - 4 Wheeled Collapsible Festival Trolley, Portable Garden & DIY Waste Wagon – 70KG...
BEST BUDGET PRICE BEACH TROLLEY - ITS A CHEAPY BUT A GOODIES IN BEACH WAGON TERMS. This little guy has a deep storage area thats easily removable for cleaning. Packs down quickly into cover for storage. No bells of whistles but sturdy & gets the picnic & people on that beach! Holds 70 KG

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SAMAX Coaster Wagon Garden Trolley Beach Wagon Folding Foldable Hand Cart Trolley Offroad Cool - Black/Purple
708 Reviews
SAMAX Coaster Wagon Garden Trolley Beach Wagon Folding Foldable Hand Cart Trolley Offroad Cool - Black/Purple
BEST COVERED BEACH TROLLEY WITH COOL BAG - Love how the cover of this wagon doubles as a picnic table with drink holders & removable cool bag! Clever sliding wheels allow this beach wagon to fold up almost flat. Great for storage. I also love the big, chunky rubber wheels - they fly over the sand! I am a fan of the colour as well! Holds up to 80 KG in polyester store area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Where can I buy a beach trolley?

Right here is the answer to where can i buy a beach trolley.  We have reviewed and rated the five best beach trolley we could find.  All of these are available on Amazon.  Buying there means quick delivery, easy returns and no faffing!

How to clean a beach trolley ?

We have always found the best way to clean a beach trolley is just spray down with a garden hose.  You can use spray cleaners as well to get off food etc before storing.  Just make sure it dry the trolley before you put it away to avoid mildew or rusting.

What is the best beach trolley ?

Honestly what is the best beach trolley totally depends on what you are looking to use it for.  If you want to drag heaps of beer then you need one that can take the weight. 

If you want it a canopy beach trolley there are a few (we didnt review them) but the SAMAK Canopy Beach Trolley is the best we saw.  Personally as we take sun tent in the beach truck we don’t need the canopy!

If you want to add in beach chairs etc look for a beach trolley with a very deep trug like the Timber Ridge Folding Trolley.

Have you used any of these beach trolleys or sand carts? Then please leave your review in the comments box below. Is your favourite beach cart not on the list? Be sure to let me know in the comments below so I can review it.

Last update on 2021-05-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API