Costco Beach Chairs

Over the years, I have personally tested over a dozen beach chairs from Costco down at my local beach. I got a rough life, right?! 

Below are the top 5 best Costco beach chairs that I've found to be the clear winners. Just read the descriptions below to see which will be best for you. 

I like the #1 listed Tommy Bahama set below because it is super comfortable and comes in a pack of 2 but you can't go wrong with with any on my list. 

Quick Glance:

#1 Tommy Bahama 2 Backpack →

#2 Ever Advanced Folding Directors Chairs →

#3 Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Folding Recliner →

#4 Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair with Cooler →

#5 Rio Beach Classic 5 Position →


The more the merrier. With this two-pack backpack chair set, you and a friend or loved one can sit and enjoy the sounds of crashing waves together.

These Tommy Bahama chairs are ultra-lightweight, made of a rustproof aluminum frame to last you years of beach time.

Even with their lightweight design, they can hold up to 300 lbs thanks to the 600-denier polyester fabric.

To help you relax in whatever way you desire, the beach chairs are adjustable in five positions.

You can even lay completely flat in a similar fashion to a chaise lounge.

One thing we truly love about these beach chairs is how easy they are to carry.

When you've already got your board, your cooler, your umbrella, and your towels, the last thing you want to have to lug around is a bulky, awkward beach chair. With a rubber carry handle and padded shoulder straps, each person can toss a chair over their back and haul them to and from the beach parking lot with ease.

Both beach chairs come with a storage pouch/phone holder for easy access, which doubles as an insulated beverage holder. There is even a place to put your cellphone and a towel bar in the back so that you can allow your towel to dry.

Beyond all of the cool features found throughout these chairs, they look exceptional. Tommy Bahama is probably one of the most recognizable beach brands and the company's high-quality designs stand out from the crowd.

Pros and Cons

  • Ultra-lightweight chair design
  • Easy chairs to carry
  • Five reclining seat positions
  • Tons of built-in storage
  • The price can be a bit high for these chairs

For larger people, taller people, or people who just want a comfortable, feature-packed chair that will last for many years, the Ever Advanced Folding Director Chair is a great option for the price.

This beach chair is made with 600D canvas fabric and has a full-back design with cushioned armrests and a padded headrest for ultimate comfort.

Unlike many standard beach chairs, the Ever Advanced Folding Director Chair comes complete with a side table and cup holder, perfect for enjoying your favorite snacks and beverages at the beach.

On the side, Ever Advanced put a small, detachable storage bag on the chair, perfect for personal items, such as cell phones, wallets, or keys.

You would think that a chair with all of these features would be quite heavy, though thanks to the lightweight aluminum frame material, it only comes in at about 9.5 pounds. While it might not have backpack strap system like the Tommy Bahama beach chair, it is very easy to carry around. Plus, you get far more stability with this particular beach chair thanks to the rubber foot inserts, which help create a secure, slip-resistant beach relaxation experience.

Pros and Cons

  • Padded headrests and cushioned armrests
  • Comes with a cup holder and side table
  • Very lightweight chair for the size
  • Great seat for taller and larger users
  • Non-reclinable chair design

There is nothing quite as alleviating as kicking back on the beach in a zero gravity chair.

The Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Folding Chair can support up to 35o pounds and utilizes a sturdy steel tube frame.

The polyester fabric is ultra-durable as well, a perfect option for everyday use.

One of the key components of this chair is its ability to recline to just about any position.

There are a few easy locking levers onboard as well, which allow you to adjust from sitting position to completely laid-back.

Out of all of the beach chairs on this list, the Timber Ridge beach chair is the easiest one to adjust. 

With a fully-reclined length of 72", even taller users will be able to relax comfortably.

If you're someone who prioritizes comfort over everything else, then you'll love the added support for your head and lumbar. Some of the additional features on this chair include the removable pillow and the sliding side table. With ease of setup and a unique, sturdy bungee cord suspension system for total support, this is one of the best beach chairs for the money.

With a unique style, a versatile recline mechanism, and a comfort-focused, it's a great option for just about anyone looking to relax in the sand.

Pros and Cons

  • 160 degrees of seat adjustability
  • Added head and lumbar support
  • Easy chair to fold and unfold
  • Solid durability
  • Does not provide the highest level of comfort without seat pads

Trying to find a unique way to take a seat on the sand while enjoying your favorite cold beverages? If som the Rio Gear Ultimate Beach Backpack Chair might be the perfect option.

This chair comes with dual compartments for both dry storage and cold foods, both of which are mounted on the back of the seat.

The chair comes with a removable headrest, which is completely adjustable, allowing users to pick the proper height depending on their size.

The frame can move into five separate seating positions, one of which is fully flat.

The lace-up suspension systems contours perfectly to your body.

Paired with the textile sling, users get a custom-style fit when sitting in this chair. Plus, the ultra-durable material and frame can hold up to 240 pounds.

We love how much storage Rio Gear built into this chair. You get the zippered pockets in the back, which are great for securing smaller belongings, as well as a cell phone holder and a foldable drink and snack tray. Beyond all of that, there is a folding support bar on the backside of the chair, great for hanging a towel or bag, and a small hook that can be used to hang a water bottle if it doesn't fit in one of the cup holders.

When transporting this beach chair, you can make use of the padded shoulder straps. It is so lightweight that even the little ones won't struggle to get it to and from the parking lot.

Pros and Cons

  • Tons of storage built-in
  • Backpack-style shoulder straps for easy transport
  • Lightweight and comfortable polyester seat material
  • Removable pouch and headrest
  • A few stray threads and unfishined fabric edges on the polyester

The Rio Beach Classic 5 Position recline beach chair is the perfect option for someone who wants a simple, easy-to-use chair without a ton of features.

With the built-in Safe Adjust technology, you can recline into five different positions without ever worrying about pinching your hands or fingers.

The recline mechanism is built into the wooden armrests for easy access.

Speaking of the chair armrests, the wood adds a nice, organic touch to the overall style that will no doubt make your friends jealous.

Plus, it comes complete with marine-grade coating for added durability.

On the rear of the chair, you'll a built-in bar, perfect for holding your towel or day bag.

When you're all done using your Rio Beach chair for the day, simply fold the chair up and sling it over your shoulder with the backpack-style strap.

Pros and Cons

  • Beatiful wood and polyester seat material
  • Excellent seat recline mechanism
  • Lightweight and compact frame
  • Small bar for towel
  • Not the best pick for those who want a ton unique features like some of the other chairs on this list.

The Final Verdict

With so many Costco beach chairs to choose from, finding the perfect chair with all of the right features can feel a bit overwhelming. From general factors like durability, comfort, price, style, safety, weight, and height, to more detailed features like material, cup holders, phone holders, and more, you have everything to take into consideration.

In our opinion, the Tommy Bahama Backpack chairs are our favorite Costco chairs. You get two chairs in a pack, giving you and your friends more bang for your buck. With chair features like the built-in phone holders/side pouch, ultra-strong seat, and lightweight aluminum frame, you simply can't beat this chair option for the price. 

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Jasmine Oneill Martin  //  Team Writer