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A Beach Mat is a portable, lightweight mat that can be used on the beach or at the pool. It has an attached pouch for your phone and other items you may need while relaxing in the sun. The mat folds up into its own pocket so it’s easy to carry with you wherever you go.

The best Beach Mat in the UK: Our selection

Beach Mat: Frequently asked questions

What types of Beach Mat are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of Beach Mat, the standard and the deluxe. The standard is a single layer mat that has been folded in half to create 4 layers for added comfort. It also comes with an attached carry bag so you can easily transport it from place to place. The deluxe beach mat is double layered which makes it more comfortable than our standard mats and gives you extra cushioning when laying on hard surfaces such as concrete or rocks at your favorite lake spot.

The best Beach Mats are made of a thick, dense material that is soft and comfortable to lie on. They should be easy to clean and store when not in use. It’s also important they have the right size for your needs – if you want something portable, then it will need to fold up into a small bag or case; while larger mats can simply be rolled away after each use. Finally, look out for any extra features such as UV protection (to prevent sunburn) or waterproofing (for those days where there may be rain).

Who should use a Beach Mat?

Anyone who wants to enjoy the beach without getting sand in their car or home. Beach Mats are great for families with small children, people with allergies and those that want a clean place to sit on the beach.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Beach Mat?

The most important thing is to buy a beach mat that will be comfortable for you. You should look at the thickness of the foam, as well as whether it has any kind of cushioning on top. If your feet are sensitive or if you have back problems, then consider buying one with an extra layer of padding in these areas.

The weight of a Beach Mat is the main factor to consider. Another important aspect is its material. If the beach mat is not easy to clean, then you should consider another option since cleaning it will be such a hassle.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Beach Mat?


The Beach Mat is a great alternative to the traditional beach towel. It’s lightweight, compact and easy to carry around with you wherever you go. You can even take it on your travels as it will easily fit in your suitcase or handbag.


The biggest disadvantage is that you cannot use it in the water. You can’t go swimming with a beach mat, and if your kids are like mine they will want to be on their mats all day long. They also take up more room than other options because of how big they are. If space is an issue for you then this may not be the best option for you or your family.

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Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Senders

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Beach Mat in our review costs around 4 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 18 pounds for one of the more expensive products.