Just like a regular old towel doesn’t work for a plus size body, many beach chairs are not built for the width or the weight. But being fat doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sitting on the beach, and these chairs prove that.

We’ve gathered a list of the best plus size beach chairs for heavy people so you can enjoy the waves and the rays with your friends and family. Having a bigger body shouldn’t mean staying off the beach!

Best plus size beach chairs

Ostrich On Your Back plus size beach chair

When I think of beach chairs, I either think of a wooden Muskoka-style chair (which, let’s be honest, you won’t want to port it back and forth to the beach) or a low folding chair. The Ostrich On Your Back is of the second style with 5 adjustable positions it sits just a mere 9-inches from the ground. 

This particular chair features a wider frame, so you don’t have to worry about squishing your fanny into way too small of a space. It can also hold up to 325 lbs, so you don’t have to worry about it collapsing underneath your weight. It has a backstrap that allows you to carry it hands-free and there’s a cupholder to keep your drink close. You can easily carry this and all of your other beach bag essentials in one place.

Moon Lence big and tall lawn chairs

If you’re looking for a beach chair similar to the Ostrich that’s a little more durable, then the Moon Lence is for you. This is a portable beach lounger is built for backpacking, camping and other heavy-duty situations, so you know it’ll do the trick. It’s incredibly comfortable and can hold up to around 400 lbs according to the manufacturer. 

It features an ergonomic seat design that will allow you to relax, and the soft, breathable material will keep you comfortable and not too hot while you relax. It’s portable, weighing only 2 lbs and is compact enough to be thrown into your carry-on luggage.

Admir plus size beach sling chair

If you’re looking for a traditional beach sling chair for heavy people, then look no further than the Admir. It won’t work for everyone, but its weight capacity is somewhere around 150 kg (or 330 lbs), which means it will work for some of us. 

It’s a traditional beach sling chair that’s made with a wooden frame and an oversized fabric seat. It also has a handy little pillow that you can rest your head on. It’s easy to fold up and lightweight to carry around. It could be the perfect little companion for your next beach adventure. Pair it with a cute beach dress and you’ve got some great Instagram shots.

RIO Wave beach chairs 350 lbs

While the RIO Wave doesn’t have many bells and whistles, it’s perfect for carting down to the beach with you. It has a capacity of 180 kg (roughly 396 lbs), so it can definitely handle some plus size beach fun. Luckily, it only weighs 5 lbs itself, so it’s easy to transport.

It’s made of durable fabric seating that resists colour fading and is designed to keep you dry, even on the hottest of days. The polyester fabric is held up by a powder-coated steel frame, making it comfortable and perfect for a beach or poolside afternoon.

Pacific Breeze big beach chair

The Pacific Breeze is a different kind of beach chair. It’s basically a pad with a back, which works wonderfully if your plan is to soak up the sun and get yourself a tan. You can fold the pad out and have a full-length lounger, or you can shorten it to a regular-sized seat. 

These plus size loungers are lightweight and easy to cart to the beach with you, especially because of the backpack straps for carrying. It weighs just over 6 lbs, even with the durable steel frame. The best part is that it comes with two longers, so you have one and a spare, or something for your bestie to use!

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong extra large beach chair

The ALPS King Kong plus size beach chairs are the biggest I’ve found on the market. They have a weight capacity of up to 800 lbs, so chances are they cover most readers. This is a great chair for spending a day at the beach or heading to the campground. 

This chair has a sturdy, powder-coated steel frame with strong polyester fabric that provides stability and comfort. Each arm is adjustable and comes with a cup holder and side pocket for maximum storage. Plus, it comes with a convenient storage back for easy portability.

Wekapo Inflatable Lounger 500 lb beach chair

When you think of a chairs for heavy people, you probably don’t think of an inflatable chair. But the Wekapo lounger can hold a capacity of up to 500 lbs, which is great for many plus size folks out there. Also, it’s just a ton of fun to lay in.

These chairs are extremely portable and easy to fill up. They come with a carry bag and a stake so your chair won’t blow away on you during a windy day. Plus they’re designed with thick, leak-proof material.


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Many beach chairs are not built for the width or the weight of larger people. But these plus size beach chairs for heavy people can handle a little bit extra.

Do you know of any other plus size beach chairs for heavy people? Drop them in the comments below!

2 Comments

  1. The rio beach chair only has a weight capacity of 190 lbs, at least that’s what it sais on the link you provided.

    1. Hi Anne, thanks for the comment! When I click through to the link it says it supports 180 kg, the conversion of kg to lbs is approximately 1 kg = 2.2 lbs, so the capacity would be 390lbs if the 180kg is correct. If you are seeing 190 lbs when you click through, would you mind sending me a screenshot of that to heygirl@hellotaee.com? I’m curious why we would be seeing different things. If that is the case, we’ll take the Rio off and replace it with another chair right away!

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