Updated on July 5th, 2023 at 04:04 pm

Nearly everyone loves to relax by the beach sipping a cocktail, enjoying their favorite book, and just listening to waves crashing on the shore. However, there is no way you could relax and enjoy the sun if you are constantly worrying about falling off a weak beach chair or trying to fit into a rather small and uncomfortable chair.

Plus-size people may have a hard time finding a high-quality beach chair that will not only support their weight but also be comfortable and stylish. As a plus-sized girl, I know what us heavy folks go through when shopping for plus-sized furniture. I decided to do some research to help individuals with larger statures, pick the best beach chair.

Best beach chairs for plus-size

Picnic Time PT-XL Camp Chair

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PT-XL Extra Large Portable Folding Camp Chair is a multi-purpose, plus-sized chair that can be used for tailgating, like a beach chair or travel chair. The chair can support a lot of weight (up to 400lbs), and it’s also generously wide, which makes it super comfortable. Compared to other reviewed models, it’s more affordable.

What I liked the most about this chair is that it weighs around 5 pounds and comes with a drawstring carry bag with a shoulder strap making it very easy for carrying. The inward-folding compact design is excellent not only for transport but also for storage. However, I feel like the chair is not suitable for sandy ground. On the sand, I felt like the chair was a bit out of balance, and that it sank into the sand.

I would recommend this chair to first-time buyers who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a plus-sized chair. Not only it’s affordable, but you can also use it for other outdoor activities, and the product comes with a BUILT TO LAST lifetime replacement pledge. If your product ever becomes defective, ONIVA will repair or replace the chair for free.


  • 400 lbs weight capacity
  • Strong and durable folding chair
  • Lifetime pledge from the company
  • Affordable


  • Not suitable for sandy ground
  • Only has one pocket

Deluxe Reclining Positions High Aluminum Beach Chair Adults

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Big Jumbo is a solid chair that can sustain up to 500lbs. The beach chair is made with an anodized heavy gauge aluminum rust-resistant frame, and it’s reinforced with steel tubing on the inside. The dimensions of the chair are also Oversize, making it very comfortable.

What I liked the most about this chair is that it is very comfortable for tall people. I usually have to awkwardly fold my legs to sit comfortably, but not with Big Jumbo! After coming out of the water at the beach, I didn’t have to worry about sitting wet on the chair because it dries very quickly! It has a lot of storage space, and I think the overall design is very beach-friendly.

The only thing I didn’t like is that the chair is big and a bit uncomfortable to carry around. It’s not heavy, though!


  • Can hold up to 500lbs
  • Oversized dimensions of 23W and 22 deep
  • Reclines in 4 positions
  • Triple coated for quick dry
  • Drink holder and three storage pouches
  • Lightweight
  • A great option for taller people


  • Oversized dimensions make it a bit uncomfortable for carrying around
  • Only comes in 2 colors

Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Camping Chair

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Thanks to its extra-large design, Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Camping Chair offers a lot of space for achieving absolute comfort. The sturdy design, along with the large feet, is great for sitting on any surface, even on sand.

Some of the features that I liked the most are the draining seat and the water-resistant cell phone sleeve. The seat quickly empties collected water, making it an excellent choice for camping or going to the beach. The cell phone sleeve is convenient when you like to keep your personal items close to you.

I recommend Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Camping Chair to people who are looking for 100% comfort. I could sit for hours in this chair without feeling any back pain or slight discomfort.


  • Lightweight design
  • Portable and easy to transport (comes with a travel bag)
  • Very strong and durable, can hold up to 600 pounds.
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Seat drain design ensures water doesn’t collect on the seat
  • Very stable and doesn’t sink in the sand or soft ground


  • Doesn’t have a headrest
  • Needs more storage space

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair

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The ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair is super strong and can support up to 800 pounds. Even if you don’t need all that extra weight capacity, the comfort and strength of the chair just somehow provide you peace of mind. The chair is very durable, and it’s a great option not only for the beach but for all your outdoor activities.

What I didn’t like is that the chair resembles an army or wildlife chair, and I was looking for something a bit more stylish to carry at the beach. Also, there is an uncomfortable bar running across the front of the chair, and I had to put my legs up on something else.

I recommend ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair to tall people, people who are looking for extra comfort, and shoppers who are looking for versatile design.


  • Very strong and durable
  • Can carry up to 800 pounds
  • Can be used for any outdoor activity
  • Easily portable with a shoulder carry bag
  • Adjustable armrest with cup holders and hanging side pockets


  • Comes only in khaki color
  • Uncomfortable bar running across the front of the chair

Core Equipment Mesh Hard Arm Chair

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The CORE Padded Mesh Hard Arm Chair is a reliable and durable chair that can hold up to 300lb weight capacity. It has solid and padded armrests that give excellent arm support. The seat stays pretty firm when you sit, so you have really good support. However, note that the seat does not recline.

What I liked the most about this product is the mesh fabric, which is very breathable. I tend to sweat a bit more during the summer, and the cooling comfort the chair provides made my life easier at summer gatherings. It has only one storage pocket, but it was enough to stash my sunscreen, book, sunglasses, and cell phone. Also, it’s very easy to pop it open, almost like an umbrella!


  • Strong and sturdy with a 300lbs weight capacity limit
  • Breathable mesh fabric for enhanced ventilation
  • Great armrest design
  • A collapsible cup holder
  • Portable and easy to open or fold. Comes with a carry bag.


  • Doesn’t have a headrest
  • The seat is not reclining
  • A bit long when packed.

Goplus folding loveseat camping chair

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Goplus Folding Loveseat Camping Chair is not only a great chair for camping and the beach but also fit for any outdoor activity. It’s very sturdy and can hold up to 400lbs. It’s has a rust-resistant steel frame, and the frame is covered by weather-resistant fabric that makes the chair easy to clean and maintain.

Although the loveseat is big, it’s conveniently designed for transport and storage. It doesn’t take a lot of space when folded, and you can easily put it into your trunk when traveling. What I liked the most is the ergonomic design of the chair. The sides of the seat are slightly concave, while the middle is a bit more convex, ensuring that both individuals don’t feel crowded.


  • Stable and durable construction
  • Breathable and waterproof fabric
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to transport and store
  • No assembly required


  • The metal bar under your hamstrings may start causing pain after sitting for a while
  • Simple design

Copa big papa 17-inch hi-seat heavy duty beach chair

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The Copa Big Papa 17 inch Hi-Seat Heavy Duty Beach Chair is a strong and durable chair that can hold up to 300 lbs. The sitting area is very large and comfortable, and it has large wooden armrests. This chair sits higher (17 inches off the ground), making it suitable for taller people.

Overall, it’s roomy, comfortable, and easy to get in and out of. The built-in cup holder and phone holder are also a nice touch.

The design is nice and beach-friendly, but I didn’t feel so comfortable as I was when trying out other models. The wooden armrests started causing discomfort after some time, and I felt like the overall chair is out of balance when on sandy/soft grounds.


  • 300 lbs weight capacity
  • Seat height is 17 inches off the ground
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Four reclining positions
  • Smartphone holder
  • Built-in pillow headrest


  • The wooden armrests can be slightly uncomfortable
  • The cup holder is a bit shallow

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