Will camping chairs work on the beach?

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Camping chairs are the perfect way for you to bring a little added comfort to your camping adventure or holiday. However, they can be a bit unsteady, especially if you try to use them on uneven or sandy surfaces. 

It is worth buying a high-quality camping chair that can become your trusted companion and be taken everywhere you need it to go. But bear in mind, if you are going to take your camping chair with hiking, you will want to prioritize portability over functionality. 

Although all camping chairs will work on the beach, there are a few things to be mindful of. Larger, more sturdy camping chairs are going to be the most stable to use on the beach. They should have wide feet that help to dissipate your weight and not result in the camping chair legs slowly being eaten up by the sand.

How to make a camping chair better for the beach

If you have already bought your camping chair and wish you had got one that was more suited for the beach. There are a few hacks that you can try. Start by putting a mat or towel down under your chair.

This will help prevent the legs from being buried in the sand or stones. You could also try to create your own little shoes for the camping chair legs. This could be as simple as cutting a can in half and placing the legs in it.

Even just a few inches of extra surface area will make your camping chair more comfortable and stable on the beach. 

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You also have to bear in mind that beach chairs have a few additional features that may leave you feeling left out. For example, beach chairs usually have a reclining feature, come with a canopy, and are lower down, so you are closer to the sand.

A camping chair will still work on the beach; however, if you have space and are looking to spend a lot of time on the beach, a beach chair may be more appropriate.