Planning beach outings and need a custom beach wagon to carry your gear?

In this blog, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to build a beach wagon, perfect for those who enjoy DIY projects or want a personalized solution for their beach trips. We discuss the necessary materials and tools, the assembly process, and tips for making your beach wagon durable and sand-friendly. We also explore alternative design options and features to accommodate different types of beach gear and personal preferences.

With years of experience in DIY projects and outdoor recreational equipment, we’ve assisted numerous beachgoers in creating their own beach wagons. Our team has tested various designs and materials in beach environments, ensuring our guide helps you build a functional, sturdy, and convenient wagon for all your seaside adventures.

How To Build A Beach Cart

Here are the materials you will need to get started:

  • The wagon will be smooth and have no sharp edges or too many hard surfaces if you use pool noodles.
  • In addition to the clue, zip ties will keep the tubing secure
  • Each wagon needs a wheel and axle to function properly; without these, the wagon cannot function
  • You will use PVC pipes for the wagon’s frame
  • If you have metal or a hacksaw, you should
  • Washers and bolts
  • Measurement tape
  • Assemble drills
  • Glue for heavy-duty jobs

All materials are ready now. Prepare your work by laying out the pieces before getting started. The first thing you need to do when you build something is to ensure that everything is in order. As a result, you’ll be able to finish as quickly as possible (without sacrificing quality) and avoid being involved in an accident.

The following are instructions for building your beach wagon:

Make sure your wagon’s backbone is the right length

Be sure to measure the PVC pipe so it measures 3 feet long, and make sure the other pipes are the same width as the cooler (you can do a rough estimate or just measure).

To find the wheel measurement, subtract the axle measurement.

You get the axle’s dimension by subtracting the wheel’s diameter from the diameter of both the washer and the bolt.

Your wagon now has a perfect skeleton.

A fitting test should be conducted

  1. Connect the parts with the pipe Ts. If it does not fit, make the necessary adjustments.
  2. Attach the wheels to caps and other parts by drilling.
  3. If you plan to attach the wheels, mark the spot where they’ll go during the fit. As soon as you’ve marked the pipe, drill slowly to avoid cracking it. Axle caps should have holes the same size as axles.


Connect the pieces that need to be held together with glue. The legs should be the first thing that you tackle, then you can move onto the central part. Your cart’s axle should also be positioned at the bottom.

Fix the wheels

After you have threaded the bolts and washers through the caps and holes, they can now be attached.
Put a handle on it or make a handle

Before finishing this DIY project, it is important to take this step. The handle is what you hold in order to move the cart. Then, glue and attach the PVC pipe handle correctly.

Attach the swimming noodles

The noodles can be cut at one end and secured with zip ties at the other end.

Although it’s not the easiest DIY project, it’s a great activity for you and your partner to do together. Make sure to keep power tools out of the reach of children. Make sure the beach wagon you make is well constructed and sturdy.