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November 14, 2021

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An Australian summer isn’t complete without toting the tribe to the beach for days of fun in the sun. And a family beach trip means getting a bunch of gear over the sand – which is where beach trolleys come in handy!

Taking kids to the beach means lugging beach tents, umbrellas, buckets and spades, sunscreen, food, drinks and towels, so having a beach wagon that can carry the lot is a must. And some beach carts are sturdy enough to carry a tired toddler or two!

There’s a big range of choice when it comes to beach trolleys, from simple to bells and whistles models. So we’ve done all the hard work and found some of the best beach trolleys for Australian families.


Best Beach Trolleys and Carts for the Australian Summer

Fold ‘em up and throw them in the boot – there’s a beach cart for every budget and family size in our MoM Guide.

Sage & Clare

Cotton On Beach Trolley

Beach Cart, $119

With a capacity of 80kgs and an adjustable handle this cheerful beach trolley can carry a bevy of beach goodies and folds up nice and neat.

Features:

  • Adjustable handle for comfort
  • Fold up and store design
  • Width- 50cm
  • Depth-90c
  • Wheel diameter-20cm
  • Wheel depth- 4cm

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BCF

BCF Beach Trolley

Wanderer Quad Fold Camp Cart, $169.99

A rugged beach cart or camping wagon, this tough option has a lockable handle to stop it collapsing while being used. And the large wheels make easy work of soft sand or dirt.

Features:

  • Large detachable wheels
  • Durable polyester fabric and powder coated steel frame
  • Collapsible cart with telescopic handle, folding into a compact size
  • Umbrella or fishing rod holder to the side of the cart
  • Includes two cup holders
  • Quick unpack and pack up quad fold design

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The Beach People

The Beach People Beach Cart

 

Beach Cart, $255

Aesthetically stunning and with a mighty 130kg weight capacity, this beach cart does just as well camping or out on a day trip.

Features:

  • 130kg loading capacity (60kg towing through soft sand)
  • Large inflatable wheels to easily tow across soft sand
  • Made of wood and steel
  • Collapsable handle for easy storage
  • Flat Pack: 1100 (L) x 400 (W) x 160mm (H)
  • Built: 1050 (L) x 460 (W) x 540mm (H) & Weighs 15.4kgs
  • Tray: 800 (L) x 380 (W) x 95mm (H)

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Adairs

Adairs Beach Trolley

Beach Trolley, $199.99

Simple to set up with a tilting handy and heavy duty wheels, this is a beach trolley that packs a punch. It’s 90kg weight limit makes it just the ticket for a day trip to the beach.

Features:

  • Size: 89cm x 50cm x 56cm
  • Weight capacity: 90kg

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Swagon

Swagon Beach Trolley

Heavy Duty Folding Wagon, $169

A large storage capacity that can take a 110kg weight, this beach wagon is easy to wipe clean. It also has a heavy duty adjustable handle that’s smooth to rotate and makes pulling a breeze.

Features:

  • Large capacity:  L950 x W580 x H1000 mm folded dimensions is L180 x W580 x H750 mm constructed of a heavy-duty metal frame that can hold up to 110 kg
  • Made of 600D Oxford fabric and PVC material that are durable, waterproof, and won’t tear when you put something sharp in it is very easy to disassemble and clean
  • Adjustable handle
  • Rotating front wheels: Designed with 360° rotating front wheels that move smoothly
  • Instant set up and fold. No assembly required.

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Decathlon

Decathlon Beach Trolley

Folding Camp Trolley, $139

Large wheels, a folding structure and a 50kg weight capacity make this camp trolley a great all-rounder to keep in the boot.

Features:

  • Robust: Tubular steel structure | Max. load: 50 kg
  • Easy to use: Large wheels to easily handle different terrains
  • Compact:Folding structure to make it more compact

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Catch

Collapsible Beach wagon cart

Collapsible Wagon Cart, $79

All-terrain wheels and easily collapsible, this wagon cart fits a sizeable 80kg weight limit in its sturdy frame.

Features:

  • Open: 90 x 49 x 58 (L x W x H)
  • Folded: 30 x 20 x 74 (L x W x H)
  • Wheel: 3.5 x 18 (W x Diam)
  • Load capacity: Up to 80kg

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Tahwalhi

Rebel Beach trolley

 

Rugged Beach Cart, $159.99

Just look at those brilliant wheels that grip and glide over soft and hard sand. And the telescopic handle means all heights can comfortably tow a day’s worth of gear.

Features:

  • Detachable telescopic handle
  • Two drink holders included
  • Unfolded dimensions 90cm (L) x 50cm (W) x 57cm (H)
  • Folded dimensions 52cm (L) x 18.5cm (W) x 68cm (H), wheels attached

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VULY

VULY beach trolley

Beach Trolley with Canopy, $149

Fit up to 80kg worth of gear and children in this foldable beach trolley with detachable canopy. It keeps everything cool and out of the sun, so those sandwiches don’t end up a soggy mess!

Features:

  • Height: 950mm
  • Length: 925mm
  • Width: 500mm
  • User Weight Limit: 80kg
  • Weight: 13.7kg

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Alohra

Alohra Beach Cart

Timber Beach Cart, $299.95

Oversized wheels make quick work of soft sand, and the treated timber means this beach wagon will last for years of happy summers. A super strong frame means a hefty 130kg weight limit.

Features:

  • 130kg weight capacity (60kg towing through soft sand)
  • Oversized inflatable wheels which are easily removable for better storage
  • Mixed construction of wood and steal
  • Collapsable handle for easy storage
  • Dimensions when assembled: 1050 (L) x 460 (W) x 540mm (H)
  • Weight – 15.5kg
  • Tray dimensions: 800 (L) x 380 (W) x 95mm (H)

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Sugar Beach Co

Sugar Beach Co Beach Cart

Beach Cart, $239

This beauty is Insta-worthy and a workhorse, with a 130kk weight limit and the ability to tow 60kgs on soft sand.

This humble heavy-duty beach cart is the perfect accessory for your next adventure. Whether your going to the beach, having a picnic in the park or you’re off on a camping trip this beach cart will be sure to turn heads.

Features:

  • Large wheels designed for great mobility on sand
  • Constructed with wood and metal
  • Dimensions 1050 (L) x 460 (W) x 540mm (H)
  • Weight 15.4kg
  • Telescopic handle for easy storage and cart mobility
  • 130kg weight capacity
  • 60kg towing in soft sand

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What to look for in a beach trolley

Weight limit: Not all beach trolleys can carry a big load. And while the weight limit make look large, it’s often halved when trying to go over soft sand.

Space: If you’re a larger family, or like to take plenty of home comforts to the beach, look for a trolley with plenty of room and a sturdy frame.

Tyres: From plastic to rubber, all-terrain to air-filled, large and small, take a good look at the tyres and make sure you choose a set to suit.

Handling: Telescopic handles make it easier for parents of any size to lug the beach trolley, and ones that lock in place are a godsend!

Durability: Aussie beaches and the sun are unforgiving, so look for quality materials that are built to last.


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  • These carts are the cutest idea for the beach. I’d like one just because they look so sweet :)

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  • I can imagine the places to use this more than the beaches.

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  • I am more keen on the enclosed one as the others would be hard to put anything in. It would be handy to bring my shopping from the car inside.

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  • How they didn’t even let slip in conversation is beyond me!
    Each to their own, they obviously thought long and hard about their decision, people should respect that.
    A nice surprise all the same but I think I would be hurt if my brother had kept it secret but I wouldn’t carry on…

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  • While these look great, I’m not sure I would use it enough to get my money’s worth.

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  • Great idea having a cart because we carry so many things just for the kids alone

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  • Cute but we don’t live near the coast so wouldn’t get our money’s worth out of these.

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  • My friend got one of these trolleys last year and it certainly came in handy with our boys at the beach! A worthwhile investment for sure!

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  • Good read I’m looking to get one thanks for all the info

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  • Very handy little devices with many uses, but some of them are quite expensive and I wonder how durable they would be …..

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  • I don’t need one of these but oh, how I wish they were around when my son was younger. They are fantastic and I’m seeing them everywhere.

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  • I like the idea of it. Very handy at the beach or just to take shopping inside the house.

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  • How epic do these things look. So usefull to

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  • We have the Wanderer and it’s pretty good to push across different terrains.

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  • A must have!!


    • Yes, I think to get one for my husbands birthday, cause he always does a lot of carrying of beach gear

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