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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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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.