5 Best Beach and Surf Fishing Carts

If you are familiar with surf fishing or beach fishing, you know that you can’t always drive to your fishing hole. Some beaches are restricted to pedestrians or “non-motorized” vehicles. The problem then becomes, how to get all of your fishing gear, and supplies to your desired fishing destination? Well, there is a solution, and it’s called a surf fishing cart or beach cart.

Beach or Surf fishing Carts are handy wheeled carts designed to carry all of your fishing gear, ice chest, chairs, and tackle down the beach all in one trip. They can also be used to haul your gear when you’re fishing piers or anywhere you can’t physically drive to your fishing spot.


Surf Fishing Gear


It takes a lot of specialized gear for a day of surf fishing. You have heavy rods and reels for bait fishing, lighter rigs for fishing with artificials, tons of tackle and lures, Ice chests, food and drinks for the day as well as chairs and shade. This would take several trips across the sand and over the dunes to your fishing hole and take a lot of time and energy away from your fishing.


That is where the beach and surf fishing carts come in. Created just for the purpose of carry gear over the soft sand and dunes of the beach. The come in various sizes and manufactures. There will be different options for tires and wheels, number of rod holders, carrying capacity and materials.

The following are what I consider to be the absolute best available beach carts on the market. These are the Cadillac, heavy-duty, made with corrosion resistant materials and balloon tires, they will give you a lifetime of service with a little care. If you fish beaches with no vehicle access, or do a lot of pier fishing, any one of these beach carts would be a great investment. I previously reviewed the Anglers Fish N Mate beach cart here:


Platinum Products Beach Cart w/Wheeleez


Our popular beach and surf fishing cart now has a receiver arm option! Wheeleez wheels (30UA) make going over soft sand a breeze. All aluminum construction with a Mill Finish. Built with quality in mind using heavier gauge aluminum than most on the market today. Most importantly…. Made in the USA! Cooler space is: 18″ x 30 7/8″. It holds the Yeti 65 Tundra perfectly! It will hold up to 8 fishing rods or even a beach umbrella. Depending on your cooler size, there’s room for chairs, toys, boards, all kinds of stuff.

Wouldn’t it be nice to make one trip from the car to the beach or pier? Without all the lugging and hassle? Receiver pin for your receiver hitch is not included. WARRANTY Platinum is proud to offer on all of our personally fabricated products a 5-year limited warranty against manufacture’s defect. They do not, however, cover any damage to a product inflicted through misuse or unintended uses for products and proof of purchase is required.

surf fishing cart - Platinum products
  • All Aluminum Construction with Mill Finish, Built Strong & Sturdy
  • Fits Up to 65 quart Coolers, Slides Into Standard 2″ Receiver Hitch
  • Will Hold Up To 200 lbs, 8 Rods, and Rolls Easy Over Soft Sand
  • Receiver Arm Is Adjustable Up, Down, In or Out
  • Push Handle Is Adjustable To 3 Different Heights
platinum products beach cart customer review

Alumacart Sidekick Beach Wagon


The Alumacart Sidekick Beach Wagon is the world’s best beach and surf fishing cart or wagon! Using all aluminum fabrication with stainless steel hardware to create a lightweight, rust-free powerhouse of a beach wagon that provides the same amazing top of the line features offered by Alumacart. No more struggling to haul all your gear to the shore, so you can actually make a day at the beach fun again! Don’t leave home without this lifesaver, bring the Alumacart Sidekick along for a stress-free day at the beach.

Don’t leave home without this lifesaver! The same amazing top of the line features always offered by Alumacart. TEN total rod holders. Six rod holders (three on each side) welded directly to the top railing and bottom wagon deck for added strength and durability.  Rod holders welded on an angle to eliminate risk of breaking rods when hauling under overhead archways and gates. Four additional rod holders (two in the front and two in the rear) are also included and bolted to the 1.5″ x .75″ perimeter railing.

Can be used for additional rods, umbrellas, cutting board accessories, etc. Rod holders are 9.25″ tall and made from 2″ round aluminum tube.   Overall outside maximum width is less than 28″ allowing the wagon to glide easily through all standard entryways, doors and gates. Solid aluminum deck with corner drain holes. Deck size is 20″ x 36″ with a 2″ perimeter lip. Maximum interior bed dimensions are 18.5″ x 34.5″.

The bottom of the wagon deck stands 15″ from the ground. Four-11.8″ x 7″ low PSI balloon beach tires allow the wagon to glide easily over soft sand and dirt.  Solid hubs with no bearings-no worries of sand binding in any bearings. Solid .75″ round aluminum axles. Rust-free aluminum fabrication with stainless steel hardware. No maintenance required! Weighs only 45 lbs. and hauls up to 350 lbs


alumacart side kick
alumacart sidekick beach cart

  • Rust-free aluminum fabrication with stainless steel hardware. No maintenance required!
  • Solid aluminum deck with corner drain holes. Deck size is 20 in. x 36 in. with a 2 in. perimeter lip. Maximum interior bed dimensions are 18.5 in. x 34.5 in..
  • Overall outside maximum width is less than 25 in. so the wagon can easily glide through all standard gates, doors, and entryways.
  • TEN total rod holders. Six rod holders (three on each side) welded (on an angle to eliminate risk of breaking rods when hauling under overhead archways and gates) directly to the top railing and bottom wagon deck for added strength and durability. Four additional rod holders (two in the rear and two in the front) are also included and bolted to the 1.5 in. x .75 in. perimeter railing. These can be used for umbrellas, surf or paddle board holders, cutting board accessories, etc., and of course, additional rods.
  • Rod holders are 9.25 in. tall and made from 2 in. round aluminum tube.
  • Four 11.8 in. x 7 in. low PSI balloon beach tires allow the wagon to easily glide over dirt and soft sand. Solid hubs with no bearings-no worries of sand binding in any bearings.
  • Solid 3/4 in. round aluminum axles.
  • The bottom of the wagon deck stands 15 in. from the ground.
  • Weighs only 45 lbs. and hauls up to 350 lbs.
  • Minimal assembly required.
  • MADE IN THE USA

Alumacart Big Kahuna Beach Wagon


The Alumacart Big Kahuna Beach Wagon is the largest and most industrial-strength aluminum beach wagon available on today! Solid .125″ aluminum deck beach & fishing pull wagon with heavy duty industrial aluminum welded construction. A lightweight powerhouse! The solid aluminum deck has drain holes in all four corners and a 1 1/2″ perimeter lip to keep loads secure. Built to withstand the harshest of conditions and largest loads. Weighs only 75 lbs. with a 350 lb. load capacity. The BIG KAHUNA has reinforced and raised undercarriages 2″ taller than our standard pull wagon to accommodate the four 11.8″ x 7″ balloon beach/sand tires.

The bottom of the deck stands 15.5″ from the ground. Total outside width of the wagon (including tires) is 33.5″ allowing the Big Kahuna to fit through standard entry ways, doors and gates. The (4) 11.8″ balloon sand tires glide over the sand with ease. The balloon tire hubs slide onto solid 3/4″ solid aluminum axles. These low pressure sand tires make hauling your beach or fishing gear over the sand a breeze! COOLERS: Hauls up to a Yeti Tundra 125, Tundra 210 and Engel 123. It weighs 65 lbs. with a 350 lb. load capacity.

The pull handle design allows you to maneuver the wagon along narrow pathways and tight turns. The handle’s ergonomic curved design eliminates the risk of tripping over the handle while not it use. Also easily removable for storage or transport. Comes standard with a four-rod holder bolted to the aluminum deck with stainless steel hardware. The rod holder can be affixed to either side of the wagon or the rear. Holes have already been drilled in the deck so you choose the placement of your rod holder.

Also includes removable aluminum wagon walls. Ideal for hauling oversize coolers, beach gear, fishing & camping equipment, feed & hay, water tanks, sporting equipment, tools & machinery, etc. Walls stand 8.5″ tall from the wagon deck. Walls are independently removable. Made for any beach or fishing fan and strong enough for commercial use. Stainless steel nuts & bolts. Rust-free & corrosion resistant! MADE IN USA!!!


alumacart big kahuna beach wagon

  • Made for any beach or fishing fan and strong enough for commercial use. Stainless steel nuts and bolts. Rust-free, corrosion resistant and maintenance free making this a great choice for a surf fishing cart.
  • Comes standard with a four-rod holder bolted to the aluminum deck with stainless steel hardware. The rod holder can be affixed to either side of the wagon or the rear. Holes have already been drilled in the deck so you choose the placement of your rod holder.
  • COOLERS: Hauls up to a Yeti Tundra 125, Tundra 210 or Engel 123.
  • Solid .125 inch aluminum deck beach & fishing pull wagon with heavy-duty industrial aluminum welded construction. A lightweight powerhouse!
  • The solid aluminum deck has drain holes in all four corners and a 1-1/2 inch perimeter lip to keep loads secure.
  • Built to withstand the harshest of conditions and largest loads. Weighs only 65 lbs. with a 350 lb. load capacity.
  • The BIG KAHUNA has reinforced and raised undercarriages 2 inches taller than Alumacart’s standard pull wagon to accommodate the four 11.8 inch x 7 inch balloon sand/beach tires.
  • The bottom of the deck stands 15.5 inch from the ground. Total outside width of the wagon (including tires) is 33.5 inch allowing the Big Kahuna to fit through standard gates, doors, and entry ways.
  • The four 11.8 inch balloon beach tires easily glide over the sand. The balloon tire hubs slide onto solid 3/4 inch solid aluminum axles. These low pressure sand tires make hauling your fishing or beach gear over the sand a breeze!
  • The pull handle design allows you to maneuver the wagon along narrow pathways and tight turns. The handle’s ergonomic curved design eliminates the risk of tripping over the handle while not in use. It is also easily removable for transport or storage.
  • Also includes removable aluminum wagon walls. Ideal for hauling fishing & camping equipment, water tanks, beach gear, oversize coolers, sporting equipment, tools & machinery, feed & hay, etc. Walls stand 8.5 inch tall from the wagon deck. Each wall side is independently removable.
  • MADE IN THE USA!


Alumacart Big Kahuna beach wagon customer review

Alumacart Kahuna Junior Beach Wagon


Introducing the all new KAHUNA JUNIOR!!! Same amazing features and accessories as our best selling BIG KAHUNA, in a compact package! 36” x 20” solid aluminum deck pull wagon with heavy duty industrial aluminum welded construction. The solid aluminum deck has drain holes in every corner and a 2″ perimeter lip to keep your load secure on the deck. Built to withstand the harshest conditions and heavy loads. Interior wagon dimensions are 34 1/2″ x 16.5″. Total overall width including tires is only 28″!!!

Glides through all standard entry ways, doors and gates with ease. The KAHUNA JUNIOR has reinforced and raised undercarriages 2″ taller than our standard pull wagon to accommodate the four 11.8″ x 7″ balloon beach tires. Deck stands 15.5″ from the ground. Weighs only 58 lbs. with a 350 lb. load capacity. The four 11.8″ balloon beach tires slide onto ¾” solid aluminum axles and glide over the sand with ease. The pull handle design allows you to maneuver the wagon along narrow pathways and turns on a tight radius.

The handle’s curved design eliminates the risk of tripping over the handle while not it use. KAHUNA JUNIOR comes standard with an aluminum four-rod holder bolted to the aluminum deck with stainless steel hardware. The rod holder attachment can be affixed to either side of the wagon or the rear. Each rod holder is 2″ in diameter, approximately 9.5″ long and each has pins welded inside the bottom of each to prevent your rods or umbrella from falling through. Also includes aluminum wagon walls.

Each side of the aluminum walls slide into square tube receivers bolted to the wagon deck with stainless steel hardware. The walls can each be removed independently. Walls stand 8.5″ tall from the deck of the wagon. Ideal for hauling coolers, beach gear, fishing & camping equipment, feed & hay, water tanks, sporting equipment, machinery, etc Perfect for any beach or fishing fan and strong enough for commercial use. MADE IN USA!


ALUMACART KAHUNA JR BEACH WAGON

  • 36 in. x 20 in. solid deck all ALUMINUM pull wagon with heavy-duty industrial aluminum welded construction.
  • Interior wagon dimensions are 34-1/2 in. x 16-1/2 in.
  • The solid aluminum deck has drain holes in every corner
  • 2 in. perimeter lip to keep your load secure on the deck.
  • Total overall width including tires is only 28 inches, allowing the KAHUNA JUNIOR to easily glide through all standard gates, doors, and entry ways.
  • Reinforced and raised undercarriages 2 in. taller than Alumacart’s standard pull wagon in order to accommodate the four 11.8 in. x 7 in. balloon beach tires. The bottom of the deck stands 15.5 in. from the ground.
  • The four 11.8 in. balloon beach tires glide over the sand with ease. The bearings slide onto 3/4 in. solid aluminum axles. These low pressure sand tires make hauling your beach or fishing gear over the sand a breeze!
  • Pull handle design allows you to maneuver the wagon along narrow pathways and make turns on a tight radius. The curved design of the handle eliminates the risk of tripping over the handle while not it use.
  • Includes an aluminum four-rod holder bolted to the aluminum deck with stainless steel hardware. The rod holder attachment can be attached to either side of the wagon or the rear. Holes have been pre-drilled in the deck to allow you to choose your rod holder’s placement.
  • Each rod holder is 2 in. in diameter, approximately 9.5 in. long and each has pins welded inside the bottom of each so your rods or umbrella won’t fall through.
  • Includes aluminum wagon walls. Each side of the aluminum walls slide into square tube receivers bolted to the wagon deck with stainless steel hardware. The walls can each be independently removed. Walls stand 8.5 in. tall from the deck of the wagon.
  • Stainless steel nuts and bolts
  • Weighs only 48 lbs. with a 350 lb. load capacity.
  • Made in the U.S.A.


Alumacart Kahuna Jr Beach cart review

Alumacart Bimini Beach Wagon


The World’s Best BEACH & FISHING WAGON!!!! You will not find a better beach & fishing wagon on the planet AND best of all it is Made in the USA!!! · All aluminum (non-rusting) construction with stainless steel nuts and bolts. Perfect for salty marine environments. Welded fabrication, built to last a lifetime! · 20” x 36” Solid aluminum .093” thick deck. 37″ width including the tires. Perfect for hauling coolers, camping gear, fishing gear, sports equipment, gardening supplies, virtually anything!

Glides easily through the sand! · Weighs only 39 lbs. with a 240 lb. load capacity. · Four Rod holders, welded directly to the wagon framing and deck providing uncanny strength. Haul your fishing rods, beach umbrellas or gardening tools. · 11.8” x 7” (30 cm) Balloon polyurethane beach tires included with 3/4” aluminum axles. · INCLUDES built-in retractable receiver to slide into your truck or car’s towing package. Save your trunk or truck bed space!

The Beach Wagon serves as a cargo carrier and wagon all in one. · 15 ¼” x 31 3/8” interior dimensions accommodate up to a Yeti Tundra 105 cooler and Engel 65. · Removable ergonomic pull handle design allows you to haul the wagon fully loaded with complete ease and no lower back strain.

alumacart bimini beach wagon
alumacart bimini beach cart
  • All aluminum (non-rusting) construction with stainless steel nuts and bolts. Perfect for salty marine environments.
  • Welded fabrication, built to last a lifetime!
  • Serves as a cargo carrier and wagon all in one.
  • Built-in retractable receiver to slide into your vehicle’s towing package.
  • 20 in. x 36 in. solid aluminum .093 in. deck with drain holes.
  • 15 1/4 in. x 31 3/8 in. interior dimensions accommodate up to a Yeti Tundra 50 or Engel 65 cooler.
  • Four rod holders, welded directly to the wagon framing and deck providing uncanny strength. Haul your fishing rods, beach umbrellas or gardening tools.
  • 11.8 in. x 7 in. (30 cm) Balloon polyurethane beach tires included with 3/4 in. solid aluminum axles. Glides easily through the sand!
  • Removable ergonomic pull handle design allows you to haul the wagon fully loaded with complete ease and no lower back strain.
  • Weighs only 37 lbs. with a 240 lb. load capacity.
  • Made in the USA!
Alumacart Bimini Beach Cart Review

Beach and Surf Fishing Cart Comparison


The table below gives you a side by side comparison of some of the most important features to consider in a beach or surf fishing cart. As always, this is my opinion, I suggest you check them out and decide for yourself which would be the best for your fishing situations.

5 BEST BEACH CARTS COMPARISON CHART

Get a Surf Fishing Cart to Haul all Your Gear and Go Fishing


I hope you found this article useful in your search for a quality beach or surf fishing cart. These are all great products that are built to last with the highest quality standards and materials. You won’t be disappointed with any of them. Now it’s up to you to decide then load up your cart and head for the beach. The fish are biting, go get you some. If you are lucky enough to be able to drive on the beach, take a look at my article on the best rod racks for your vehicle. Save your rods and have more room for your other gear.

Rex McMahon with a slot red on Matagorda Beach Texas
The Beach Angler

And, as always, stay safe, enjoy the journey and please try to leave it cleaner than you found it. If you have any comments, questions, ideas or suggestions please leave them in the comment section below and I will get right back to you. You can follow us on Facebook: Rex The Beach Angler, Instagram: thebeachangler7, Twitter: @AnglerBeach, and YouTube: Man Art Creations.

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