Summer has arrived. It's time to lean back and soak up the sun — or shade yourself — in an affordable (but still very cute) beach chair. Want one with a canopy or umbrella? How about a zero gravity reclining chair? Or maybe even one with an attached cooler that fits 12 beverages? Whichever one is calling your name, we've got you covered. Here are our 13 favorite beach chairs for under $100.
1. Best Beach Chair for Storage: Oniva A Picnic Time Brand Outdoor Directors Folding Chair, $99.99
Amazon reviewers love the stow-away pockets on this Picnic Time Brand beach chair. In fact, one reviewer says the pockets even eliminated their beach bag and stored their tablet, water, and snacks directly in the chair's pockets before heading out. It's lightweight, can hold up to 300 pounds, and even includes an insulated beverage pouch.
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2. Best Beach Chair With Cooler: Kamp-Rite Portable Folding Director's Chair, $99.99
Meet your dream sunny day companion. This director's-style chair has a 12-can cooler — store a six-pack or a few bottles and head out to the beach to have a cold one as the sun sets.
3. Best Beach Chair To Feel Like A Mediterranean Vacation: Aukfa Deck Chair, $69.99
Do you know why stripes are closely associated with all things nautical? Once upon a time, striped Breton shirts were the official uniform of the French navy. The bold stripes made finding sailors who fell overboard easier. Now stripes are our favorite beach chair pattern to make us feel like we're holiday-ing on the French Riviera.
4. Best Beach Chair To Feel Like You're at An Italian Villa: SUNNYLiFE X Daimon Downey Beach Chair Baciato Dal Sole, $75
"Baciato dal sole" translates to "sun-kissed" and it's totally getting us in the summer spirit. Transport yourself to Positano with this limited edition chair inspired by nostalgic summer days in the European sun.
5. Best Eco-Friendly Beach Chair: REI Co-op Camp Low Chair, $49.95
Crafted from recycled polyester and bluesign-certified materials, this low-profile chair from REI does just as much good for the earth as it will for you.
6. Best Chair for Tanning: Sun Squad Beach Lounger, $35
Target reviewers mention that this chair can be difficult to open and close, but those who figured out how to engage the locking mechanism said it's a real steal for anyone who loves lying flat on the sand. A helpful reviewer explained you have to push it completely flat and then adjust. To unlock the lounger, bring the seat towards you, then readjust. We're taking your word for it, helpful Target reviewer, but it sounds simple enough.
7. Best Backpack Lounger: Rio Beach Portable Folding Backpack Beach Lounge, $48.66
This lounge chair is all '80s, minus the sweaty plastic. Amazon reviewers said they loved feeling the breeze drift through the fabric. It also conveniently packs up into a wearable backpack for easy transport.
8. Best Vintage Style Beach: Folding Beach Chair Fabric and Wooden Frame Red, $83.99
Vintage wood beach chairs embody romance — add in the red canvas that screams Baywatch and we are swooning!
9. Best Blow-Up Beach Lounger: Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa, $40.98
Did we say beach lounger? We meant to say inflatable beach couch. Lay all the way back and scroll through TikTok for hours.
10. Best Beach Chair For Readers: Amazon GoSports AirWedge Inflatable Beach Chairs (set of 2), $24.99
The best beach reads of this year are waiting for you to get this air wedge pillow and take it to the sand. This beach chair is very portable and comes in a two-pack for great value. An Amazon reviewer says she even uses this for long soaks in the bathtub. The attached tarp ingeniously keeps the pillow from bobbing out of place.
11. Best Zero-Gravity Beach Chair: Geniqua Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliners (set of 2), $104.95
According to a Walmart reviewer, this chair was a smashing success with her 93-year-old mother-in-law. Plus, the price is a steal at just about $50 a pop.
12. Best Canopy Beach Chair: Quik Chair Max Shade Folding Chair, $44.34
Taking a break from the sun? Shade yourself with this innovative, ergonomically designed outdoor chair. Raise, lower, and tilt the canopy according to where the sun's hitting. Bye-bye, burn.
13. Best Shaded Recliner Chair: Sport-Brella Beach Chair with UPF 50+ Adjustable Umbrella, $64.99
There's nothing about this chair that won't get the job done. With the Sport-Brella you can recline, protect your skin, keep your drinks cool, and put your feet up.