With a sleeping bub in one arm, countless beach toys in the other and the sun beating down, it’s only natural to find yourself wishing you had a few more hands. Enter the beach trolley: the genius wagon or cart making beach days easier while saving your back.
Beach trolleys are convenient carts that come equipped with big wheels, sturdy frames and room for everything beach days involve. They’re specifically designed to work well on sand and make beach trips easier for families by freeing up hands. In fact, there’s even one that’s tough enough to carry the kids!
To help you get sorted for your summer sooner, we’ve hunted far and wide to bring you a complete list of Australia’s top beach trolleys and wagons as recommended by other mums.
What to consider when buying a beach trolley
A beach trolley can be a big purchase and something that you will want to get years of great use out of, so to help you out, we’ve put together some points worth considering when you’re looking at snapping one up.
Wheels: Thick, durable wheels with decent tread are a must for a beach trolley to work well on sand and rough terrain, and it’s what sets beach carts apart from regular trolleys.
Foldable frame: If you’re after a beach trolley that will fit in the boot of the car, consider a folding option. Not only are these easier to transport, but they’re also easier to store.
Load capacity: If a trip to the beach with the kids involves a lot of gear, go for a trolley with a high load capacity that will be tough enough to carry the lot.
Easy to clean: It goes without saying that a beach trolley is going to get dirty. Wet sand, the sticky remains of the kids’ snacks and spilled sunscreen all contribute to a fair amount of grit and grime, so look for a beach trolley that can be hosed down or easily wiped clean at the end of your beach adventure.
12 beach trolleys for a smoother summer
In the name of less stress and more fun, we’ve sifted the sands to track down Australia’s coolest beach carts. These items are incredibly popular and do have a tendency to sell out, so be sure to check back to see when new stock arrives.
In no particular order, here are 12 beach trolleys for Aussie families:
Designed by Aussies parents to factor in everything you could need for a day in the sun, the Burleigh Wagon isn’t just a beach cart, it’s a lifestyle. There’s seating for the kiddos, a hidden ice chest, cup holders and it even converts to a picnic table.
Foldable, roomy and seriously fun, Cotton On beach carts are the perfect additions to days spent in the great outdoors. They come in a choice of four brilliant designs and hold a maximum weight of 80kgs – more than enough for the day’s supplies.
With contemporary prints and fab chunky wheels, these fold-away beach trolleys are all style. Simple to set up and pack away, it features a tilting handle for ease of movement and a roomy interior for carrying all the kids’ toys and beach treasures.
Rugged by name, rugged by nature. This clever cart has been built tough to handle sandy beaches and rough terrain, making it a fabulous all-rounder for the Australian lifestyle. It boasts a locking handle, cup holders and it can even hold your beach umbrella.
Sugar Beach Co.
From an Aussie company comes another heavy-duty beach trolley that looks as good as it performs. It comes with a telescopic handle, measures over one metre in length and can hold up to 130kg worth of equipment. Choose from two earthy tones.
The Timber Line
Able to confidently carry up to 130kgs, this pretty timber pull-along is going to be the hero of your beach days. It has a retractable handle and removable tyres for easier storage and can be personalised with up to 12 characters for the ultimate summer gift.
Got a big load? With a maximum loading of 110kg, this sweet beach wagon means business. It features a heavy-duty metal frame, ultra-tough Oxford fabric and it folds flat for easy storage. We’re loving the adjustable telescopic handle that rotates as you do.
It’s the balloon wheels and pneumatic tyres that glide effortlessly over sand that really sets this beach trolley apart from the pack. With a marine-grade aluminium frame, it’s seriously tough, and it can easily hold the entire day’s beach equipment.
The Beach Cart is the brainchild of two beach-loving Aussie mums, and it couldn’t be more perfect for an outdoorsy lifestyle. Internal and external pockets make it easy to locate important items, and a collapsible frame means it’s going to fit nicely in the boot of the car.
The Beach People
With a 130kg load capacity and heavy-duty frame, you’ll be able to tow all your beach gear in this cart. It has a collapsible handle, sand-friendly wheels and it comes in a choice of four glorious shades. Coming early 2022.
This clever beach companion is both a sturdy trolley and a chair – complete with sunshade! It comes with heavy-duty wheels and it holds up to 80kg. We’re giving a big thumbs up for the storage pouch at the rear for storing wallets and keys separately.
From the home of some of the coolest outdoor play equipment around comes an inconspicuous and super-tough wagon that will make beach days easier. It comes with a sunshade, collapsible frame and chunky wheels ready to take on any terrain.
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