For families travelling to the beach, or fishermen carrying tackle/coolers, a beach cart can be the best purchase of your vacation. These carts feature extra-wide wheels to move across soft sand, even when loaded. Carts are often built for specific scenarios, so think about the gear you’d be putting on your cart before making a decision.

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Alumacart Big Kahuna beach cart made in the USA

Big Kahuna Beach Wagon by Alumacart (made in the USA!)

The Big Kahuna Beach Wagon by Alumacart is a high-quality aluminum cart made in the USA (Hobie Sound, FL)! They are ergonomically designed to maneuver with ease while hauling extremely bulky and heavy loads. They utilize commerical-grade welded aluminum construction with stainless steel hardware to resist salty beach environments. This is the Cadillac of beach carts! The Big Kahuna only weighs 65 lbs. but can carry 350 lbs. This cart will haul up to a Yeti Tundra 125, Tundra 210 and Engel 123. A four-rod holder is available for fishing applications. Includes removable aluminum wagon walls. And once again, this cart is manufactured in the USA!

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Rio Beach Wonder Wheeler Wide Beach Cart

We love the Rio backpack chair, and we also love their Wonder Wheeler. This foldable cart features 15 cubic feet of storage, a 100 lb. capacity, wide, sand-worthy wheels, a neoprene grip and Removable tote. There is a side umbrella holder, and a very handy beach chair rack (for up to 4 chairs). The large mesh pouch makes stuffing towels and gear a breeze, and the bottom tray prevents everything from dragging along. If you have a cooler, we recommend placing it on the bottom tray and then stuffing your other gear into the mesh pouch above.

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Berkley Fishing Cart

Surf and pier fishing enthusiasts will appreciate all the features of the Brekley fishing cart. The star here are the large pneumatic tires float across soft sand. The cart is rated for 200 lbs. Need to cut bait? This cart comes with its own cutting board and knife storage. The frame is aluminum with electrostatic finish. This durable cart weighs in at about 30lbs. Six removable rod holders flank the cart’s basket. The main basket is large enough for a cooler and tackle box. The comfort grip handle is adjustable. Leg stands are sturdy and keep the cart upright. And, this cart folds down at the end of the day (or night).

Beachcomber beach cart

Mac Sports Heavy Duty Collapsible Folding Utility Cart

Our pick for all-purpose wagon cart goes to the Mac Sports Utility Beach Wagon. This cart features 4 wide wheels that navigate sand with ease. The large 18x30” interior will haul coolers, tackle boxes, toys, games, and more. When folded, the cart is only 10 inches thick. The adjustable handle allows for comfortable pulling by anyone. Load rating is 150 lbs and the bottom is sturdy. We recommend putting your heaviest items in the back between the wide wheels for stability.

Aluminum fishing beach cart

Reels on Wheels Jr. Fishing Cart

The Cadillac of fishing carts is the Reels on Wheels Jr. and its easy to see why. This cart has a thick aluminum cage-style frame with large pneumatic tires. Cargo capacity is rated over 200 lbs. There are 5 vertical rod holders mounted around the cart, and a detachable tackle station and bait basket mounted on an aluminum post. One visit to a pier is all it takes to see why so many fishermen choose Reels on Wheels.

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Surf/Pier fishing Cart by Plus One

This cart takes a different approach than our other picks. Weighing in at 22lbs, ball style wheels sit below a tough, expandable plastic tray. Carry up to 300lbs. on hard ground, or 60lbs in the soft sand. It can be submerged in saltwater because there are no wheel bearings. Removable front and back cargo walls and bungee straps are included. We like the simplicity and portability of this cart. Made in the USA and comes with a 2 year parts warranty.

 

Nor’Banks Sailing & Watersports

Nor’Banks Sailing & Watersports

Nor’ Banks Sailing & Watersports beautiful location and top-of-the-line equipment, together with a friendly and professional staff make it one of the premier water sports centers on the Outer Banks. Nor’ Banks sound front location has a huge grassy lawn, restrooms, showers, a 200 foot pier and plenty of room for you to spend the day.

 

Since 1979 Nor’ Banks has been one of the finest sailing operations on the East Coast offering Flying Scots, Hobie Cats and quality private sailing instruction for all ages. Their custom private lessons are excellent for sailors looking to brush up on their skills, those new to the sport and for families that want to share time on the water together.

 

Nor’ Banks has continued to expand over the years and now offers one of the most complete water sports centers on the Outer Banks. This is truly one-stop shopping for water sports! Nor’ Banks boasts new equipment every year and a strong commitment to your fun and safety.

You can rent the latest WaveRunners from Yamaha or explore a giant labyrinth of marsh islands and cruise the secluded shores of Dew’s Island in search of wild Spanish mustangs on an epic WaveRunner Tour.

 

Captain James and crew are back aboard Icarus II, Nor’ Banks’ big yellow parasail boat, and Captains Ken and Sean are guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of participants and spectators alike on their private wake boarding, waterskiing and tubing charters.

 

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) has become one of the most popular and fastest growing water sports in the country and Nor’Banks is a great place to paddle. With shallow, warm water and a sandy bottom, their location is an ideal spot to learn. Nor’ Banks offers SUP rentals and clinics, as well as double and single kayaks rentals as well as the new Hobie Mirage Eclipse SUP and Mirage Drive kayaks. New for 2017, Nor’ Banks even has high-end fiberglass and epoxy surfboard rentals.