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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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Outer Banks Ferry System

Outer Banks Ferry System

Decades ago, one of the only ways to access some of the most secluded areas of the Outer Banks was via a ferry, and this tradition carries on today for thousands if not millions of visitors who want to travel to some of coastal North Carolina's most famous and off-the-map locales.

TRiO

TRiO

Wine, beer and cheese lovers will love TRiO, an exciting retail and tasting destination in Kitty Hawk. Both a gourmet retail wine, beer and cheese shop as well as a bistro with a wine bar and tap house, TRiO offers the best of the worlds of wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment on premise or in the comfort of your home. TRiO's bistro is elegant and comfortable, with a large bar and two-story dining and bar area. The gourmet bistro menu of appetizers, and light fare such as cheese and charcuterie, paninis and salads make TRiO a wonderful lunch and dinner restaurant. Unique and high-tech self service WineStations are available in the downstairs bar area, where you can sample full, half and tastes of wines of all regions at varying price ranges. If you prefer beer, you can select from 24 beers on tap or try a TRiO Flight and sample a taste of four beers. In the upstairs mezzanine, which is part of the bistro, you'll find comfortable lounge seating and a free pool table. TRiO also has live music from local and visiting artist 4-5 nights a week all year long.