Best Beach Cooler with Wheels

The best beach cooler with wheels is available as a large, heavy hard sided coolers or as a smaller, light weight soft sided cooler.  Few of them have the right tires that can go through sand but are still very useful.

We use ours to get our food and drinks from the house to the beach which means walking several blocks or from the car to the beach. 

Who wants to carry a heavy load of drinks and food when one can easily pull your day's worth of goodies?  However, there is no wonder wheeler cooler. You have two options:

beach coolers

1.  Put your cooler in a large beach utility cart

2.  Get a cooler with wheels that works great in the parking lot or pavement and then drag it in the sand when you get to the beach.

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Soft Sided Beach Cooler with Wheels

Soft sided coolers with wheels come with us on every beach vacation.  It's the perfect size for keeping drinks and snacks cold for the day.  We like how light weight a soft sided cooler is and that it's still easy enough to lift down the long flight of stairs to the beach. 

soft sided wheeled coolers

The cooler section is large enough for all the food and drinks you will need, and the easy glide wheels and telescopic handle makes it easy to take this cooler anywhere - on a hard surface.  Once you get to the beach you can use the side handles to carry it or drag it in the sand.

coolers with wheels

It's also easy to lift into the car with side handles and it doesn't take up too much room for those who drive to the beach.

The sturdy pull handle has adjustable heights - so maybe you can get one of the kids to take on the cooler.  The outside mesh pockets provide places to store plates, silverware, books, cell phones or suntan lotion so they don't get wet from the ice. 

Two bungee type cords are on the top - we put all of our paper goods in a plastic bag and they kept snug under the cords. 

soft sided wheeled coolers

A front zippered pocket allows you to put magazines, paper goods or valuables so that they don't get wet.

If you are walking any distance this beats having to carry your food and easy enough to use for one of the kids to pull it to the beach.

soft sided coolers

While this is a soft sided cooler there is a hard plastic insert that can be removed to clean or to drain any ice.  The liner contains an antimicrobial protection that allows the liner to resist mold and odors.

You can use the cooler without the insert if you use some kind of reusable ice pack. Just place the reusable ice pack inside the mesh pocket on the internal side of the lid. I found and purchased this soft sided cooler with wheels at Amazon here:

Coleman 42-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner & Wheels

Hard Sided Beach Cooler with Wheels

Ok for a group of 9, soon to be 10, we brought several coolers to the beach with us.  This hard sided cooler with wheels served as a table for our food and beverages.

beach cooler cart

If you are looking for a large cooler that has enough space for a long day at the beach for the family or group of friends, consider a larger hard sided cooler with wheels.

cooler with wheels

Some features to look for are:

1. A telescopic handle like on a suitcase -  many of the other coolers have a short handle and makes it ergonomically hard to pull.

2.  Side handles for easy lifting

3. Oversized 6" wheels are helpful - but best on hard surfaces.

4.  Large size - 50 quarts

5.  Extra insulation to keep cold things cold for the day

6.  Has a drain for get rid of melted ice

7.  Use it as a table to hold your drinks to get them out of the sand

8.   Cup Holders

Coleman Xtreme Series Wheeled Cooler, 50 Quart

beach cooler on wheels

Igloo makes an easy to transport cooler with wheels and a handle.  Big enough for drinks and food for several people and will keep your items cold for hours. 

Igloo MaxCold Roller Cooler, Ice Blue/White, 40 Quart

Ice Cooler Packs

If you don't like to mess with melted ice at the end of the day, use these reusable ice cooler packs.

We like this set of four slim packs  - about the size of a piece of bread - that can be easily distributed in the cooler to keep all of our food and drinks cold.

Put them in the freezer overnight and they'll be ready the next morning. When the liquid inside them becomes solid, they are ready to be used.

Slim Reusable Ice Packs for Coolers, Set of 4,

The best beach coolers with wheels are the ones that can carry enough for you, your family or friends and make it easier to transport   a day's worth of food and drinks without having to carry them. 

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