Few things are more relaxing than a day at the beach, or a day of fishing. Few things can be more stressful than the journey to get there – particularly if you own or rent a house several blocks away from the ocean, or your parking spot is a long, hot walk to your favorite fishing perch. Lugging chairs, umbrellas, coolers, poles, tackle boxes and inflatables over the length of several football fields or more can make relaxing feel like, well… a chore. That’s where a beach wagon comes in. And we’ve found a bunch that are up to the task.
Reach for anything
Big wheels keep on turning, to quote John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival. And this Mac Wagon has some sturdy big wheels to get you through all types of terrain effortlessly. Its accordion-style floor folds easily, allowing for a simple set up, and just as easy break down. And it all fits nicely into a compact storage bag. It even includes an adjustable handle with two mesh holders to hold drinks as you haul your cargo.
This well-crafted collapsible wagon has room for a large family’s belongings. Built with a heavy-duty metal frame, it can pull up to 180 pounds of stuff, and features rotating front wheels to maneuver all types of twists and turns. Made of 600D Oxford fabric and PVC, it is durable, light, and waterproof, and stores easily, too, collapsing with a pull of a handle and slipping easily into the supplied pouch. There are two drink holders for those longer walks between where you are and where you want to be.
A perfect tailgate accessory
For those willing to swap additional space for the oversized wheels of the Sports MacWagon, the Mac Sports option is the way to go. Its large capacity wagon opens to approximately 43.7″ x 20.2″ x 22.5″, is easily assembled and folds back down just as easily. Like its Sports cousin, the Utility Wagon polyester fabric is easily cleaned and durable. And the rubber wheels are plenty big for most of your journeys.
Heavy duty cart
There’s much to like about the size and maneuverability of the Hembor model, but let’s put the brakes on momentarily and talk about – brakes. It’s got them in the back, separating it from models that require you to hitch your wagon or secure it with outside materials when using it in a sedentary way – as a table space or food station, for example. It comes with upgraded tires, 360-degree rotating front tires, and can pull about 170 pounds. Like its competitors, it collapses easily and stores inside of a supplied bag. A solid companion for picnics, sporting events, parades, or a day at the beach.
Big and strong
Push or pull, this collapsible garden cart would haul its weight on the moon. Its heavy duty iron frame structure can handle almost 100 pounds more – 265 pounds! – than typical folding wagons. It offers a telescopic pull handle and an adjustable push handle option to plow through rough brush and terrain. It’s not nearly as compact to store as other wagons, but that’s the tradeoff for the big wide wheels, and the tank-like build. Don’t cart your kids in it, but this behemoth can carry just about anything else.
S. Ruxton is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. A former baseball writer, S. Ruxton loves to revisit the smaller Gulf towns of Clearwater, Dunedin, and Bradenton. Historic Winter Park is also a favorite destination.