Relax in style with this large and beautifully designed beach blanket. It measures 200cm x 140cm and comes with a set pegs which help secure it in place. It also comes with a handy stash bag which makes packing a transporting the blanket a breeze.
What is a Beach Blanket?
A beach blanket is used to for beach picnics and general relaxing on the beach. They come in all kinds of different sizes and the good ones are waterproof and sand-proof.
Beach blankets are available in all kinds of different colours, designs, and materials. They can pack down into compact, lightweight bundles making them easy to transport.
Putting down a beach blanket gives you the perfect little base for relaxing after a surf or swim or it can serve as a convenient groundsheet when out camping or chilling anywhere outdoors.
Types of Beach Blankets
Beach blankets come in various styles and designs. While these items all serve the same general purpose, there are a number of different types available.
Some blankets offer a single weatherproof layer, while others offer two or three padded layers for extra comfort. Some feature soft fleece covers while others are covered with a more robust waterproof material. Many beach blankets also combine both of these – with a fleece layer and a waterproof layer.
How the blanket folds down is also an important attribute. Some are thin and light enough to shove into a stuff sack, and others fold up a little larger and have to be strapped together with built-in straps.
What to Look Out for When Buying a Beach Blanket
Although these are pretty simple outdoor accessories, different types of beach blankets can vary greatly. Below are some of the most important considerations when buying a beach blanket.
Beach blankets are usually rather large and generally accommodate around 4-6 people. The size of the blanket you choose will ultimately depend on your needs. Larger blankets allow on to spread out more but are bulkier to carry around. With smaller blankets the converse is true.
Like with a surf poncho the material used is possibly the most important consideration when buying a beach blanket. For use on the beach, you will need something that is sand-proof and waterproof. Preferably, the material must also be easy to clean. It must also able to withstand long hours in the sun.
Some blankets offer enhanced comfort through thick layers and soft fleece, but they are more difficult to carry. Others may be thinner and less cushioned, but they offer greater durability and also offer water-resistance.
If you are going to be carrying your blanket down to the beach often, or taking it on hikes, camping trips, and outdoor holidays, then an important factor is portability. The size the blanket packs down into will determine its portability.
The blanket will need to be comfortable if you want to sit on it for long periods of time. If you plan on taking many picnics, or relaxing on the beach extensively like you would with a beach towel, then make sure that the blanket is thick and soft enough to keep you comfortable for protracted periods.
Are beach blankets necessary?
It really depends on how much time you spend on the beach and how you spend this time. If you enjoy sitting on the beach or having a picnic on a fairly regular bases, then a beach blanket is a must. It's even a worthwhile accessory for the more casual beachgoer.
What makes a beach blanket good quality?
A good beach blanket needs to be waterproof, sandproof, and durable. They should be lightweight, easy to pack up, and easy to clean.
What kind of blanket is good for a picnic?
The ideal beach blanket for a picnic need to be durable and weatherproof. It also should be easy to wipe clean, and easy to carry around.