Best Cars to Take to the Beach


Living in California has many perks, one of them being the fact that we live so close to the beach. If you’re located in the LA Area you have the capability of visiting many different beach sites far enough from the reality of day-to-day life and close enough to make a day trip. All we have to do is load up the car, pack a cooler, a swimsuit and take a drive in the perfect beach trip car to take a load off. You may be asking yourself – What vehicle would be perfect for a trip to the beach? Well, we’ve compiled a list of the top 4 best cars to take on a beach trip. Whether it be for the day, the weekend, with your friends or with your family, these vehicles are sure to give you a fun trip out to the sun and sand.

First up on our list is the Jeep Wrangler. There are very few vehicles in the world suited for carefree adventures. The Jeep Wrangler is probably the most fitting out of these few. The Jeep Wrangler has held the title for the ultimate affordable off-roader ever since it has been offered to the public. Optional removable top, zip-out side windows and fold-able windshield make it easy for beach travelers to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm weather. The Wrangler is also handy for driving through the sandy dunes, if that happens to be your kind of beach adventure. Not only does the Wrangler come equipped with enough room for passengers and cargo, they are also some of the most affordable off-road vehicles in the world.

Next on our list is the Honda Element. This compact crossover SUV is one of the most original and efficient vehicles on the road today. It is specially designed for outdoor enthusiasts who like to spend most of their time enjoying the beach. The Honda Element comes equipped with a full urethane floor and water-resistant seats,making clean up after a trip to the beach quick and easy. It has 75 cubic feet of cargo space providing plenty of room for towels, toys, and equipment for the ultimate beach experience. The access-style rear doors pivot backwards a full 90 degrees, allowing passengers easy access to the rear of the vehicle.

Third on our list of beach trip cars is the Toyota Matrix. The Matrix is basically a tall, compact wagon with a little bit of sporty style. The cargo floor and rear back seats are coated in hard plastic making the beach clean up a fast and easy process. A cargo track system with adjustable tie-downs come standard in each model, allowing beach goers to pack the essentials easily and securely. A fold-flat front passenger seat and flip-up rear window allows longer cargo to be stored and transported inside the car. This vehicle prides itself on its high fuel economy, smooth ride, roomy cabin, available all-wheel drive and comes equipped with those reliable Toyota genes, making it one of your best choices for a day or weekend trip to the beach.

Last on our list is the Mazda MX-5 Miata. One of the most popular and affordable convertibles out there, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is perfect for sun-loving drivers. This vehicle is perfect for a beach day outing with that special someone. With a snug cockpit, peppy chassis and tight-shifting gearbox, you’re guaranteed to have an entertaining ride along the coast. The top of this vehicle can be raised and lowered in seconds without ever having to leave your seats. Although this beauty doesn’t have the roomy cargo space like the other vehicles on our list, if you pack lightly with the essentials you’ll be able to fit everything you need for your day trip to the beach.

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Last modified: April 27, 2016