Published on July 16, 2019

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imagery by madeline montoya

Picture this: Gentle waves crash in the distance, the sun feels like a warm embrace, and you have a nice, cold beverage in your hand as you take it all in. But actually, now the sand is starting to feel a bit hot on the back of your legs and your towel won’t stay in place. If only you had a chair.

The best beach chairs aren’t just comfortable, they also look cool—and they’re easy to transport from boardwalk to shoreline. Whether your plans involve lounging in the sun (with plenty of sunscreen, of course) or digging into a picnic with friends, the right seat will let you focus on having  fun. Just lay back and soak up the envy of your neighbors.

For diving into that 400-page novel…

There’s something utterly refined about a wood beach chair with a simple white fabric back. This one opens to just the right angle for reading and catching rays.

For perching by the pool…

Maybe, admittedly, you’re not quite a beach person. In that case, enjoy the pool with this wicker seat that’s perfectly on trend and comes with a canvas strap for carrying it around.

For following the surf…

Complete with a handle, this folding seat couldn’t be easier to transport when you’re searching for the biggest waves.

For embracing your inner couch potato…

The delightful, oversize pillow effect of the buzzy Lamzac lounger makes it one of the best options for getting some z’s on the beach. Plus, it inflates in seconds, so you can bring it anywhere.

For sipping a cocktail in the shade…

A head cushion, a supportive fabric back, an abstract pattern that can’t be beat—you’ll never lose sight of this Slowdown Studio–designed beach chair.

For taking a break from sandcastle construction…

If you don’t want to stray too far from the sand, a low-to-the-ground chair is best—especially when it’s covered in sweet stripes.

For watching the sunrise—and the sunset…

When you’re planning on staying on the beach from dusk till dawn, you need a comfy seat. You can even buy a matching stool for this delightfully retro woven option.

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