There’s a reason retirees are most likely found in Arizona and Florida, and it’s not the museums or the shopping malls. Although the educational landmarks and fashion are perfectly fine, the beautiful weather and stunning beaches are what makes people want to spend the rest of their days in these locations.
Seniors want a peaceful place to sit back and relax—literally. But while people from all demographics are hanging out on the beach, seniors specifically need the best beach chairs for the elderly to comfortably relax.
Whether it’s outdoor folding chairs, a tall beach chair or other folding lawn chairs, the idea is to make sure the chairs are heavy duty enough to efficiently support one’s body weight, tall enough to avoid them feeling stiff and strong enough for seniors to not feel like they can fall.
It’s not just a matter of maximum weight requirements; there’s also being able to easily rise and sit as needed. Each of the 12 chairs below were chosen with these goals in mind. But in addition to finding a chair that works for seniors and other family members, make sure that these 12 are ones you’ll want for the long haul.
Best Beach Chairs for the Elderly
Flamaker Patio Zero Gravity
- 【Simple and Solid Construction】These zero gravity chair are made of high-quality steels and Textilene fabrics, it makes these chairs more sturdy. At the same time, the inverted triangle structure enhances the stability of the chairs. So these chairs are simple but durable.
- 【Ergonomic Design】These chairs are designed according to ergonomics to reduce muscle tension and stress. A removable headrest could relieve the pressure of cervical vertebra or use as a surpport of lumbar. You will feel comfortable when you lying down.
- 【Adjustable and Locking System】You could easily adjust the chair to the position you want when you lying down and lock the chair in any position. With these systems, you could find the most comfortable position to relax yourself.
- 【Convenient to Move】There are no assembly requirements for this chair, it reduces the hassle of assembly when you take it out of home. With the foldable design and light weight, it is super convenient to move to you.
- 【Wide Application】All these chairs are simple and elegant, they will perfectly decorate your yard, home, poolside and garden. Also, they are perfect for picnics, camping and beach.
Consider this zero gravity chair for a secure option that has a freely lockable control.
- Durable textilence fabric
- Bungee rope
- Reinforced steel tube
This lounge chair—which can be used poolside, in a yard, camping or at the beach—has a 165-degree wide angle adjustment and can hold up to 300 pounds. There are no assembly requirements. If you stain it, a wet or dry cloth could be used to clean it.
- Adjustable head pillow
- Skid-proof footrest
- Several users reported the chairs started to run and stain onto the patio, after rainy days in as little as two weeks
- A few users reported the locking mechanism and lock for angle positioning would not work correctly
This chair, which is foldable with space-saving features, has an inverted, triangular structure that is designed according to ergonomics to reduce muscle tension and stress.
- 【Sturdy & Strong】This foldable canopy chair is made of high quality 600D PVC fabric. Extra supporting steel tubes on the bottom improve the overall weight capacity of 265lbs. It is durable and stable which can be used for a long time.
- 【Sun Protection】It comes with a canopy in the up position for sun protection. Providing you with cool shade in a hot summer day. You can enjoy the shade and breeze at park, pool, backyard, camp site or other outdoor places.
- 【Easy to Set up】The foldable design allows you to use this camping chair immediately without the hassle of assembly. It is easy to set up and no tools required. Really convenient for outdoor use.
- 【Comfortable & Convenient】The padded armrest and oversize frame ensure comfort of this canopy chair. It also includes two cup holders for convenient storage and you can easily get your water bottle for staying hydrated.
- 【Easy to Store & Carry】This portable camping chair is lightweight and foldable. Comes with a carry bag, which is convenient to take and store. You can store it at home or place it in the car easily for camping.
This beach chair with canopy options can come off when you don’t need it and attach when you do, for those sunny, hot days.
- High-quality 600D PVC fabric
- Removable canopy
- Two cup holders
Pull this chair out of its carry-on bag (included) and set up with ease. It holds up to 265 pounds, and no tools are required. The padded armrest and oversize frame ensures comfort, and the cup holders give you an excuse to mix your favorite drinks.
- Strong, stable feet (with supporting steel tubes)
- Sun protection
- One user felt it was too heavy (at 15 pounds) but made sense for a non-standard beach chair
- One user found it difficult to snap the outside posts into their clamps
If/when your beach visit is over, you can also remove the washable material to clean as needed.
- High back beach chair features mesh ventilation panels and splayed legs for stability in sand
- Lightweight collapsible chair frame is constructed from advanced proprietary aluminum alloy to provide maximum strength; holds up to 320 pounds
- Seat and included carry sack (doubles as a pillow) are constructed from durable polyester that resists harsh weather and UV rays; material is machine washable
- Setup is fast with a single internal bungee cord that assembles poles; assembled chair measures 23.5W x 28D x 31H inches, seat height is 6 inches
- Beach chair is light and compact—weighs just 3.5 pounds and measures 4 x 5.5 x 18 inches packed; manufacturer’s five-year warranty
This helinox beach chair has splayed legs to get a good grip on the sand so one should not slide around.
- Carry bag (made from polyester)
- Available in three colors (blue stripe, green block, black)
- Mesh ventilation panels
With the ability to hold up to 320 pounds, this lightweight chair is made from advanced proprietary aluminum alloy for maximum strength. With a seat-height of 6 inches and an assembled chair (23 x 28 x 31 inches), this option only weighs 3.5 pounds.
- Carry bag converts to headrest
- One user believes it’s not strong enough for adults, only kids
- Because it’s lower to the ground, it may be a con for seniors with bad knees
This beach chair is covered by a five-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Ozark Trail Ultra High
- Ultra High Back Folding Quad Camp Chair, Gray/Pink, 300 Pounds Weight Capacity, Made of Durable Steel Frame, Fabric Cup Holder, Perfect Seat for Outdoor Relaxation , FC-023
Adjust feet as needed, and enjoy your next camping, tailgating, beach or BBQ party.
- Durable steel frame
- Fabric cup holder
- Adjustable feet
With the ability to hold up to 300 pounds, you can sit back and relax with this ultra chair intended to assist with proper posture while still being comfortable.
- High-back construction
- Headrest for support
- One user reported the chair lead to back pain
- One extra step for the headrest
When you’re finished with your beach visit, put the chair in the bag and move along for your next adventure.
- High Back Camping Folding Chair: Unfolded dimension: 20L x 17W x 37.5H inches, height of the chair back: 23 inches
- Padded Camping Chair: Thick foam padded high back and seat with soft head rest and tough ABS armrest provides soft experience for your outdoor life
- Loading Capacity: Durable polyester material and special aluminum frame design has capacity of up to 300lbs. Stable aluminum frame and polyester material makes this chair great for outdoor activities
- Light Weight & Portable Camping Chair: Only 9.5lbs. Folds easily and comes with carry bag for easy transport
- 1-Year MANUFACTURE'S: We back our products with a full 1 year Manufacturers against any defective workmanship and material
With a soft headrest and tough ABS armrest, this padded beach chair is perfect for outdoor activities.
- Carry bag
- Aluminum frame
- Available in two colors (blue, green)
With the ability to support up to 300 pounds, this thick-foam padded high back and seat makes relaxing outside more comfortable. The chair (20 x 17 x 37.5) is made from an aluminum frame and polyester material.
- Padded for outdoor, lawn, garden needs
- Lightweight (9.5 pounds)
- One reviewer complained of the chair being lower than pictured
- Another reviewer described the armrests as “low quality plastic”
This chair is backed by a one-year manufacturer warranty against any defective workmanship and material.
Ever Advanced Oversize
8 used from $89.99
- Oversized Dimension: 29.5" L x 32" W x 45" H, off ground seat height is 22", height of the chair back is 30" , seat width is 21". And folding dimension is 31" L x 7" W x 38.5 " H. Weight: 19.8 lbs.
- Ergonomic Designed: The Length of chair when fully reclined is 72 inches, it is large enough for big and tall people 6'2". The maximum loading capacity is 350lbs.
- No Assembly: Easy folding and compact structure is suitable for any patio occasions, such as poolside, yard, beach or balcony.
- Adjustable Position: recliner is designed with a locking system and can be adjusted to any positions with 0-170 degrees as your preferences.
- Padded Seat & Back: Full padded seating, adjustable padded pillow for both headrest and lumbar support, side cup holder. All providing a comfortable experience during your leisure time.
Sold in green and olive green, sit down and enjoy the sand or lay back and enjoy the scene. Fully functional to lean back or sit straight up, this chair will lock into place at your preferred angle.
- Skid-proof frame
- Strong double rope
With the ability to support 350 pounds, the padded seat in this ergonomic chair (29 x 32 x 45) has a portable cup holder and adjustable padding on the body and head area. The ground seat height is 22 inches. The height of the chair is 30 inches while the seat width is 21 inches. And there is no assembly required.
- Adjustable headrest (detachable)
- Extra-large armrest
- One user, who is 6’2, said the make of the chair is not ideal for tall people
- Several users reported breaks in chair structure
When fully reclined, the seat will lean back to 72 inches.
$24.69 in stock
1 used from $24.69
- Heavy Firm and Stability—The frame is made of high-strength steel with Unique structural design, which make the center of gravity be lower. So this foldable get better stability than an aluminum alloy.Portable Folding Camping Backpacking Chair provides solid support and weighs up to 300 pounds. The non-slip design of the frame greatly increases the stability of the seat.
- Extreme Durable—One-piece connectors and high-stretch connecting cords are reinforced to ensure reliability. The Seat made of 800D waterproof Oxford fabric which is thicker and stronger.
- Convenience—The frame part of the outdoor folding chair has been pre-installed, no need to operate cumbersome parts. Within 10 seconds you can finish the assembly process.And camping chairs folds down to a 13.8 x 4.3 inch stuff sack that can fit into a carry-on.
- Ideal For All Tapes of Outdoor Events—The outdoor folding chairs ideal for hunting, motorcycling, fishing, mountaineering, beach, BBQ, road trip, tailgate party, sport events and anyone looking for light travel without the bulk. Precautions: It MAY NOT be suitable for people with back pain problems.
- Premium Quality—We are promising that the 12-MONTH money back guarantee, please contact us once you find a product received has failed your expectation, our customer service will try our best to respond to your satisfaction.Your satisfaction is our utmost priority and that is why we make sure that every product you receive from us made from high quality raw materials and is defect free.
With a lower center of gravity and better stability, this outdoor portable chair can hold up to 300 pounds.
- 800D Oxford fabric
- External mesh pocket
- One-piece connector
This heavy-duty chair has reinforced pole pockets and a carry bag for easy traveling. With 16 mm high-strength steel and an aluminum frame, this should only take a few seconds for setup.
- Anti-slip feet design
- Not ideal for people with back problems
- Several users complained of wiggling or lack of sturdiness
This product is covered by a one-year guarantee.
3 used from $36.65
- Cozy quilted seat; folding, durable steel frame
- 600D Brushed polyester soft-touch seat; built-in, oversized cup holder and cell phone pocket
- Carry bag and carry strap for easy transport and storage; perfect for the lawn, camping, sporting events, outdoor activities
- Dimensions: 36" x 24" x 38"; weight capacity: up to 300 lbs
- 1 year limited warranty
With your phone on one side and your beverage on the other, this is the perfect chair to sit back and relax on the beach.
- Padded quilt quad chair
- Cell phone pocket
- 600D brushed polyester with a soft-touch seat
This chair (36 x 24 x 38 inches) comes with a carry bag and strap for easy transport and storage. It can hold up to 300 pounds.
- Vertical legs and X braces for added strength and support
- Several users complimented the comfort
- Phone may stick up rather high, depending upon the phone
- A few users complained of discomfort in their legs from the hard-framed design
This chair is covered by a one-year limited warranty.
Quik Shade MAX
1 used from $35.10
- Portable folding camp chair with adjustable MAX Shade canopy and 2 fabric and mesh cup holders
- Durable steel frame with higher arched back and 22.5" wide seat supports weight up to 225 lbs.
- Tough 300 x 600D polyester fabric is water and stain resistant
- Shade raises, lowers, and tilts with no extra adjustments for maximum sun protection
- Extra-strong chair fabric bag with carry strap.Rib Tubing Diameter:0.63 inch
The shade on this chair will raise, lower and tilt with no extra adjustments. Make sure to use this chair for maximum sun protection.
- Portable folding camp chair
- Adjustable MAX shade canopy
- Two fabric and mesh cup holders
This max shade chair is made up of a durable steel frame with a higher arched back, a 22.5-inch wide seat and tough 300 x 600D polyester fabric. The extra strong chair fabric bag also comes with a carry strap for easy travel of the nine-pound chair.
- Water and stain resistant
- Material on arm rest tore for one user
- Outdoor material faded within a week for another user
There is no assembly required. Just open the chair, and the shade add-on will click into place with one quick motion.
Sun Garden Lounger
- Ergonomic design: It can be stretched to the zero-load state of the human body to relax and relieve stress, with a maximum load capacity of 380 pounds.
- Material: Durable metal frame and reinforced waterproof teslin fabric, detachable cotton pad, universal for all seasons.
- Features: widened handrails, built-in steel tube reinforcement, double-row latex high elastic rope, foot anti-slip mat.
- Adjustable position: The recliner is designed with a locking system and can be adjusted to any position from 0 to 166 degrees according to your preference.
- No assembly: easy to fold, compact, suitable for any courtyard occasion, such as poolside, courtyard, beach or balcony.
This portable chair, with its ergonomic design, can be stretched to the zero-load state of the human body. This folding chair is a stress reliever.
- Embroidered (detachable) cotton pad
- Available in seven color schemes of blue, red, black and/or purple
- High-quality lock
With a solid screw stabilized chair frame and a durable metal frame, this chair is designed to keep you securely in place while you adjust from zero to 166 degrees. There’s also a bottom reinforcement support bracket to keep the chair from sliding or involuntarily folding while sitting in it. It can hold a maximum capacity of 380 pounds, has widened handrails, built-in steel tube reinforcement and a double-row latex high elastic rope.
- Non-slip mat
- Easy to fold
- Padding may be hot on more humid days
- May require assistance to operate lock for first time
This chair is reinforced by waterproof teslin fabric in case your beach trip gets rained on.
YXYH Rocking Chairs
- It is incredibly comfortable,easy to carry，load capacity 200kg,durable
- size:(Please refer to the picture for details),Additional features: folding
- Fabric material: thick armrests,eco-friendly fabric, metal,steel
- Features: No installation, no noise, Multi-purpose,can sit,recline, shake
- Suitable for: The ideal choice for backpackers,hikers,concertgoers, campers, adventurers,and anyone looking for comfort without the bulk,A decent holiday gift for friends and families.
Sit, recline, rock or shake with this outdoor rocking chair. Unlike the usual beach chair that stays in place, this one may be more enjoyable along the lakefront or cement area to get a good rocking motion in.
- Eco-friendly fabric
- Metal and steel structure
- Thick armrests
This rocking chair, which holds up to 440 pounds maximum, is designed according to ergonomics.
- No installation
- No noise
- Heavier to carry (30 pounds)
- May have to find a suitable area to make sure it can rock properly
You’re welcome to sit in the seat and enjoy the scenery. If you’re feeling particularly comfortable and have some free time, snuggle up to sleep in it, too.
- Sport type: Outdoor Lifestyle
With this backpack folding beach chair, you can adjust without worrying about jamming your fingers or hands within the brackets.
- Available in six color combinations (blue, blue-green stripe, bright stripe, light blue, multi-stripe, navy)
- Four-position, easy-adjust recline
- Backpack shoulder strap
This chair (44.7 x 25.5 x 26.5 inches) comes in a large pouch with an adjustable pillow and cup holder. The flexible, lace-up suspension design supports and conforms to one’s body. It’s both fashionable and functional, with durable rust-proof aluminum.
- Hands-free portability
- Lightweight to carry (8 pounds)
- Seams reportedly pulled out in multiple areas with several users
- One user reported it smelled like fish
These Rio Beach chairs have stitching in 16 different places to reinforce the fabric strength. Enjoy the thick, high-quality 600 denier fabric construction made to withstand everyday usage.
Of the 12 options above, there’s bound to be one chair that’s right for you. You may have to sift through a few Goldilocks reviews or be Goldilocks yourself to find the right one though. Whereas a kid can hop right up from a chair of any size, seniors have different needs when it comes to structure, height, flexibility, standing ease and using rockers. Any old beach chair simply will not work for a senior audience. While all of the beach chairs have their respective levels of comfort and stability, pay attention the measurements, too. One person who is tall probably won’t have the same experience as someone with a shorter stature. The back area and leg frames must be comfortable enough for a taller senior to move his or her legs around, and be able to lean back without the chair stabbing mid-back.
Seniors of various physical statures and weight will also have varying experiences when it comes to feeling confident enough to ease into the seat. While reading the reviews above, keep comfort and structure in mind to choose a beach chair that fits each particular body’s needs. If a chair does not hold a particular weight, avoid taking one’s chances on that chair. Find one that will properly hold weight up to avoid wearing a weaker chair out early.
Because beach chairs usually need to be carried around, make sure that the weight of the actual chair (plus accessories) is practical for your hangout needs. Luckily carry-on bags have become more common than not. In more humid, sunny communities, shade canopies will also come in handy for those who want to hang out in the sun without boiling the sun. Just grab your chair, your sandals, and a drink or two to stay refreshed.
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Beach Chairs for the Elderly
Choosing the best beach chair for the older person you care about is easy with our detailed reviews and ratings.
- Flamaker Patio Zero Gravity
- Goplus Outdoor
- Ozark Trail Ultra High
- Timber Ridge
- Ever Advanced Oversize
- Core Equipment
- Quik Shade MAX
- Sun Garden Lounger
- YXYH Rocking Chairs
- Rio Gear