Beach blankets can help in just about any situation, though they are mainly made with lounging on the beach in mind. When you want to enjoy the outdoors in comfort, you should consider getting a nice, sturdy beach blanket. We’ve done all of the research to bring you the absolute best that is available right now. Before we get started, here are some things that you should know about beach blankets. Keep these in mind while shopping!
Size: The size of the blanket, most commonly presented in feet, can tell you just how many people can fit on it. It can also tell you if it will make a good tarp or cover for a tent.
Color: What color does the blanket come in? Most come in multiple colors, so check when you order that you’re getting the one that you prefer. We’ll let you know if there are other options available.
Material: What is it made of? The most popular material for a beach blanket is nylon by far, though polyester is fairly common as well. There are even some blankets made of wool that repel water and sand.
Sand Proof: Speaking of sand, we’ll tell you here if it’s sand resistant. What that means is that it doesn’t collect sand like a regular blanket would and helps keep your lounging space comfortable and free of sand.
Water Resistant: It’s good to know if your blanket is going to repel water, especially when you’re using it over damp ground or near the surf. We’ll tell you if the blanket is going to resist water or not here.
Carrying Bag or Handle: Most blankets on this list have a carrying bag or a handle that you can use to help make carrying them in a compact format more plausible. It can also help you carry it in your hiking bag.
With all of that out of the way, we can start taking a look at some of these amazing beach blankets. We’ve done the research to bring you only the best and we’re sure that you’ll find a blanket that fits your outdoor lifestyle! Our top pick and budget pick are our favorites, so start there before checking out the rest of the beach blankets on our list. You might find your new favorite picnic companion!