When buying a beach blanket you should make sure these blankets are waterproof, portable, made of easy-to-clean materials or fabric, and are of the size you need. BetterBed has considered these factors along with some additional features to bring this list of five best beach blankets. Whether you’re looking for an extra large sized beach blanket, a sand-free beach blanket, a budget-friendly one or one that is multipurpose, you will find it all here.

Top Pick
SunnyLife’s Wash Me Beach & Picnic Blanket
Best Budget
ZOMAKE Picnic Blanket and Beach Mat
Best Sand-free
CGear Sandlite – Durable Sand-Free, Water-Resistant Beach Mat

How We Reviewed

To choose the best beach blankets, BetterBed has considered all the factors that determine blanket quality – size, construction, and design in particular. We also researched each manufacturer thoroughly to determine the services they offer on these quilts and paid careful attention to customer feedback. So, this article is brought to you after multiple hours of research that went into compiling a list of best beach blankets that fit a wide range of budgets and preferences.

Here are the Best Beach Blankets in 2022

Product
Rating
Features
Latest Deals
SunnyLife’s Wash Me Beach & Picnic Blanket
Editor’s Pick
9.8
Across 50 user reviews
  • Waterproof backing

  • Foam layer for extra comfort

  • Comes with a carry handle with velcro

  • Machine washable

Price: $99.99
ZOMAKE Picnic Blanket and Beach Mat
Best Budget
9.2
Across 500 user reviews
  • Waterproof

  • Easy to clean

  • Velcro flap for securing when folded

  • Available in 3 sizes

Price: $28.88 to $39
CGear Sandlite – Durable Sand-Free, Water-Resistant Beach Mat
Best Sand-free
9.5
Across 1000 user reviews
  • Waterproof

  • Sand-resistant

  • Durable

  • Machine-washable

Price: $$115.64 to $159.31
WEKAPO Sand Proof Beach Blanket
Best for Large Groups
9.1
Across 900 user reviews
  • Can comfortably fit 7 adults

  • Comes with 6 metal stake for anchoring

  • Waterproof

  • Sand-resistant

Price: $72.88 to $82.00
Hendeer’s ‘Here Comes The Sun’ Woven Picnic Rug/Throw
Best Multipurpose
9.0
Across 2000 user reviews
  • Machine-washable

  • Available in 2 sizes

  • Available in 20 patterns

  • Woven not printed

Price: $109.00

1. SunnyLife’s Beach & Picnic Blanket

SunnyLife’s Le Med Wash Me Beach & Picnic Blanket is made of microfibre polyester with a foam layer in between the top and bottom fabrics for extra comfort. It has a water-resistant backing which makes it comfortable to sit even on wet sand and the microfibre polyester is very easy to clean or wipe off.

It comes with a removable carry handle that has velcro straps, making it easy to roll up and carry this beach blanket anywhere you want. It comes in two patterns and we have chosen the pastel green with pink accents Checkerboard pattern as it stands out on a sandy beach. The best part about this beach blanket is that you can just throw it in the washer for a quick cycle if it gets too dirty.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Microfibre Polyester with a Foam Layer

Dimensions: 140 cm x 175 cm

Sizes Available:

Patterns Available: 2

Price: $99.99

Care Instructions: Machine-washable

Shipping: Free standard shipping on orders over $149

Return: Eligible for returns within 34 days of delivery. Read T&C carefully.

PROS

  • Waterproof backing

  • Foam layer for extra comfort

  • Comes with a carry handle with velcro straps

  • Easy to clean

  • Machine washable

CONS

  • The size is not suitable for more than two people

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the Le Med Wash Me Beach & Picnic Blankets by SunnyLife for those looking for a waterproof, easy-to-clean, machine-washable beach blanket that is big enough for two people.

2. ZOMAKE Picnic Blanket and Beach Mat:

The ZOMAKE Picnic Blanket and Beach Mat has a three layered construction. The top layer is made of acrylic fibre, the second layer is the foam layer, and the bottom layer is the TPE waterproof backing. This construction makes this beach blanket both waterproof and sand-resistant and ideal choice for sandy beaches.

This ZOMAKE beach blanket comes with a velcro flap that keeps the blanket folded in a compact size when not in use. Available at a price range of  $28.88 to $39.00, this beach blanket provides incredible value for money.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Acrylic Fibre with a Foam Layer 

Dimensions: 150 cm x 150 cm | 200 cm x 150 cm | 200 cm x 200 cm

Sizes Available:

Patterns Available: 2

Price Range: $28.88 to $39

Care Instructions: Do not machine wash or dry clean. Wipe it down with a damp cloth.

Shipping: Free shipping

Return: No free returns

PROS

  • Waterproof back

  • Affordable

  • Velcro flap for securing once folded

  • Available in 3 sizes

  • Easy to clean

CONS

  • All sizes are not available for all colours

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the ZOMAKE Picnic Blanket and Beach Mat for those looking for a highly affordable, waterproof, easy-to-clean, and portable beach blanket.

3. CGear Sandlite – Durable Sand-Free, Water-Resistant Beach Mat:

The CGear Sandlite – Durable Sand-Free, Water-Resistant Beach Mat is made with CGear’s patented sand-free technology – Sandlite. This technology consists of engineered polyester layers that enable dust, sand, and dirt to fall through the blanket fabric without being able to come up through it.

CGEAR originally developed this technology for the military and so the durability of this beach blanket is guaranteed. This CGEAR mat rolls to a compact size that is secured by a flap and it is easy-to-clean, along with being machine-washable.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Polyester

Dimensions: 154.94 cm x 198.12 cm | 198.12 cm x 198.12 cm

Sizes Available:

Patterns Available: 4

Price Range: $115.64 – $159.31

Care Instructions: Machine-washable

Shipping: Free international shipping 

Return: No free returns

PROS

  • Waterproof and sand-resistant

  • Durable

  • Available 2 sizes

  • Machine washable

  • Easy to clean

CONS

  • It is imported from the US

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the CGear Sandlite – Durable Sand-Free, Water-Resistant Beach Mat for those looking for a highly durable, waterproof, easy-to-clean, and machine washable beach blanket.

4. WEKAPO Sand Proof Beach Blanket

If you are looking for an extra large sized beach blanket that can easily fit 7 people, then this WEKAPO Sand Proof Beach Blanket is what you need. This beach blanket is constructed with durable ripstop nylon, making it breathable and lightweight. Also it is waterproof and sand resistant, which makes it an ideal choice for beach trips.

This WEKAPO beach blanket has 4 anchor loops at its corners and comes with 6 metal stakes to secure it – 4 to use and 2 additional. This is especially helpful as the anchors keep this large beach blanket in place, preventing it from bunching up. It can be rolled up into a compact size and carried in the drawstring backpack it comes with.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Ripstop Nylon

Dimensions: 304.8 cm x 274.32 cm

Sizes Available:

Patterns Available: 3

Price Range: $72.88 to $82.00

Care Instructions: Machine-washable

Shipping: Free international shipping 

Return: No free returns

PROS

  • Waterproof and sand resistant

  • Can comfortably fit 7 adults

  • Comes with 6 metal stakes

  • Lightweight

  • Easy to clean

CONS

  • The extra large size can be a little difficult to fold.

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the WEKAPO Sand Proof Beach Blanket for those looking for an extra large sized beach blanket that is breathable, lightweight, waterproof, and sand resistant and those who don’t mind international shipping.

5. Hendeer’s ‘Here Comes The Sun’ Woven Picnic Rug/Throw:

The Hendeer Woven Picnic Rugs/Throws are designed in France and are extremely versatile. You can use them outdoors as a beach blanket/mat or indoors as tapestry on your walls or a throw in your couch. Hendeer states that the use of these rugs is limited only by your imagination and we tend to agree with them; the possibilities are truly endless with this one.

This ‘Here Comes The Sun’ design is a vintage and folk-inspired design with a charming colour combination of brown, pink, muted yellow with subtle hints of mauve to tie it all together. This beach rug is woven and not printed, which ensures that the colours are preserved longer without fading. This Hendeer rug is a good choice for eco-conscious buyers due to its sustainable construction – woven using a blend of cotton and recycled polyester (sourced from plastic bottles and waste diverted from landfill and oceans).

Technical Specifications:

Material: Blend of cotton and recycled polyester

Dimensions: Regular – 130 cm x 160 cm | Large – 170 cm x 200 cm

Sizes Available:

Patterns Available: 20

Price: $109

Care Instructions: Machine-washable (in cold water on a delicate cycle – front loader preferred)

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $200

Return: No change-of-mind returns or exchanges. Read T&C carefully.

PROS

  • Versatile use

  • Sustainably sourced materials

  • Machine-washable

  • Available in 2 sizes

CONS

  • Carry strap is sold separately

  • Not waterproof

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the Hendeer Woven Picnic Rugs/Throws for those looking for a woven, easy-to-care beach blanket made of sustainable materials and one that can also be used as something else like a tapestry or a throw.

Conclusion

BetterBed has considered how big, waterproof, easy-to-clean, and portable a beach blanket is, among other features, to compile the list of above-mentioned best blankets. So, arm yourself with one of these high-quality beach mats and enjoy your days in the sun at the beach with your loved ones.

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