Low, folding, reclining, padded and canopy are some beach chair styles. Low and folding are usually easier to pack and carry. Reclining and padded provide comfort for long periods of lounging or sitting. Canopy beach chairs offer protection from the sun.
A low beach chair sits less than 12 inches from the ground, making it easy to relax by the ocean's edge and feel the water. If several beach chairs are needed, folding chairs are a good option, since they can be stacked and easily carried. A reclining chair is perfect for naps on the beach, since it can angle into a chaise position. The cushioning of a padded beach chair ensures maximum comfort but can be harder to transport. The built-in shade cover of a canopy beach chair blocks the sun's rays.