Best Beach Wagon

Best Beach Wagon

Beach cart

When you think about all of the gear you need to drag with you, the idea of a beach trip might sound downright intimidating. You have to carry all of the beach gear, such as your towels, sunscreen, water bottles, chairs, beach umbrella, your Sun Ninja tent, and sand toys, as well as the all-important picnic, from the parking lot to the sandy beach.

Investing in a beach wagon or cart to help carry all of your beach equipment will make your life much simpler and will restore the fun to beach outings. This will allow you to move all of your belongings off of your arms and onto a stable set of wheels, which will make your day out on the soft sand much more enjoyable.

But what do you look for when choosing a beach wagon? Here, we explore the features that you need when looking for the perfect beach wagon, as well as our pick of the best beach wagons on the market.

What features should you look for when shopping for the best beach wagons?


When searching for a beach wagon, you should look for one that satisfies your individual requirements, such as having a large capacity or having the ability to attach an infant car seat. Other factors to consider include:


Because they can be collapsed into a smaller size when not in use, beach carts of this sort are typically easier to store if you have limited storage space. It is recommended that you get a collapsible beach wagon if you plan on getting your wagon in and out of your vehicle on a regular basis.

Weight and durability:  

Unfortunately, you usually have to make a choice between these. If you discover that you have to carry the wagon quite a bit, you might want to look into purchasing a lighter beach wagon. You would need something that is more sturdy, such as one with a steel frame if you have a habit of wheeling around a heavy load.


When it comes to maneuvrability, look for large wheels because they make it simpler to travel across uneven terrain. When rolling through loose sand, having big wheels makes it simpler to avoid becoming trapped.

Storage basket:

Unless you want to be making multiple trips between the beach and car trunks carrying all of your beach necessities, you will want a beach wagon that has cup holders and can hold your beach chairs, water bottles, and everything else. Look for one with enough storage for your beach trips.

Weight capacity:

Most beach wagons have a weight limit, so check the weight capacity to make sure that it can easily handle your stuff, pets, and kids. The more beach essentials you. need to carry, the more heavy-duty beach wagon you will need.

Beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys - which are the best beach wagons for carrying it all?

1. The Veer Cruiser

Veer Cruise beach wagon

Because a child safety seat can be attached to this beach wagon, it is an excellent choice for families with young children. As well as looking great, the Veer Cruiser is durable and can cope with uneven terrain. The downside is that it is on the heavier side when it comes to beach wagons.

2. Beau Jardin folding wagon

Beau Jardin beach wagon

This collapsible outdoor utility wagon features a steel frame and 4-inch-wide rugged wheels, which enable it to roll over the soft sand with ease rather than being bogged down in it. Other beach wagons and carts with tiny wheels need to be dragged through the sand and often get stuck. The Beau Jardin folding wagon has material that is also detachable, making it simple to clean when necessary. Bear in mind that once it has been folded up, it will not be able to stand on its own because the wheels do not have any brakes.

3. Radion Flyer Beach and boardwalk wagon

Radio flyer beach wagon

This Radio Flyer wagon has two seats and can be converted into a utility wagon to transport all of your beach chairs and other essentials. It can also be used as a beach cart to transport children. In addition to that, the side panel on the Radio Flyer may be unzipped to reveal a bench underneath it. It has wide, oversized wheels to improve its stability and make it simpler to move through the soft sand. The downside is that when there are children riding in the Radio Flyer beach wagon, there is not a lot of storage space.

4. Gorilla Cart Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon

Gorilla beach cart

This collapsible folding wagon has a large capacity - 7 cubic feet, which is bigger than most other beach wagons. If you carry a lot of items to the beach, such as beach chairs, and need a spacious cart, this is the one for you. The expandable side storage pockets have the capacity to accommodate smaller items, while the side slots work perfectly as an umbrella holder. The downside is that the cup holders are not very deep.

Because it is equipped with all-terrain wheels, it can be maneuvered with relative ease over a variety of terrains, including sand, gravel, and grass. In addition to that, it folds up neatly for easy storage.

5. Whitsunday Collapsible Folding Cart

Whitsunday beach cart

The Whitsunday collapsible folding cart has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon out of over 1,400 customer reviews and costs a fraction of what rival beach carts do. It has a storage capacity of 3.5 cubic feet, perfect for carting about beach equipment, and a weight capacity of 120 pounds.
The Whitsunday collapsible folding cart comes with an adjustable handle, and the wheels can rotate to a full 360 degrees to make the cart easier to maneuver. The ease of use and assembly of this beach wagon have earned it high praise from reviewers, despite the fact that some have commented that it is somewhat heavy.

Other Things to Look For in a Beach Wagon

When it comes to enjoying a day at the beach with convenience and ease, the choice of the best beach wagon plays a pivotal role. Look for utility wagons equipped with heavy-duty wheels designed to effortlessly navigate sandy beaches, whether it's fine sand or packed shores. A folding wagon with larger wheels ensures smooth mobility, avoiding the struggle that can come with smaller wheels. Consider features like a telescoping handle for easy maneuvering and collapsible folding for convenient storage in your car or parking lot.

The ideal beach wagon isn't just about hauling beach chairs and sand toys; it's a versatile companion for outdoor adventures, offering extra storage space, two cup holders, and, for added comfort, a UV-blocking canopy. With a beach wagon that combines functionality and style, your beach day transforms into a hassle-free and enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Final thoughts

When looking for the best beach wagon to help you carry your beach equipment, it is important to do your research and choose the one with the wagon features that are most needed by you. Do you need durable rubber wheels or a large weight capacity? Do you need large wheels or is a folding wagon better for you? Along with a durable beach wagon, we always recommend bringing a premium beach tent to the beach or park, to provide yourself and your family with protection from the sun.

Sun Ninja specializes in large beach tents, baby beach tents, and beach blankets for friends and family to enjoy the outdoor. Make sure to check out our website for the highest-quality, easy-setup beach shades!


Sun Ninja beach tent


What is the best wagon for soft sand?

Of the beach wagons listed above, we would recommend the Beau Jardin folding wagon, and the Veer Cruiser, as the best beach wagons for soft sand. This is due to the fact that they have the largest wheels, meaning that they are more likely to roll on top of the sand surface, compared to a thinner wheel which is likely to sink in soft sand when a load is applied. The most effective beach wagons for soft sand are beach carts that have inflatable balloon tires, for example, the Juggernaut collapsible beach cart. This type of wheel base prevents the beach wagon from sinking in soft sand.

What are must have beach accessories?

Along with a durable beach wagon, our list of essential beach accessories includes sunscreen, for obvious reasons, and a beach tent! Beach tents are one of the most effective ways to enjoy the outdoors while keeping your skin out of the harmful rays of the sun, for extended periods of time. Sun Ninja's beach tents provide 50+ UPF, can be set up in a matter of minutes, and accommodate large groups of friends and family.