The Best Family Beach Mat

blue mountain mat beach mat with gear and clothing on it at beach

Planning the ultimate family beach day starts with a premium plastic beach mat.  Leave the sand at the beach with our waterproof beach mats designed to allow sand to slide right off.  Best of all, our family beach mats are woven from 100% recycled polypropylene – helping to give plastic trash a new purpose!

couple lying at beach on green Mountain Mat recycled plastic beach mat

Spending time at the beach with your family is a healthy and affordable way to bond, and to enjoy nature. Having the right plastic beach mat is essential to ensure a fun, mess-free day. The Mountain Mat recycled polypropylene beach mat is designed exactly for this; keeping the sand out of your gear, providing your family with the perfect spot to relax, and even protecting sensitive skin from the hot ground. Here’s why we love this mat for hot fun in the summertime:

The Ultimate Family Beach Mat

First of all, the Mountain Mat is big enough for the whole family. At 5′ X 7′, it’s the same size of your average beach blanket. But unlike a cloth blanket, it’s waterproof, odor proof, spill proof, and extremely easy to clean. It’s brightly colored, with five bright colors to choose from, so your kids will be able to spot you in an instant. Because it’s so sturdy and visible, other beach-goers are unlikely to impeach your space, too.

Beach days with family can be tiring; loading all your gear into your car, driving to the beach, and then unpacking everything is a big chore! The Mountain mat is extremely lightweight, and comes with a convenient carry bag. You can fit more gear in the travel bag, too! It’s easy to throw it over your shoulder, unlike large beach blankets or tarps.

Looking for the best beach mat to keep sand away?

Sand can get very hot, and can even cause burns to your skin. The Mountain Mat acts as a protective barrier, keeping your family a comfortable temperature throughout the day. And if it does warm up, on really hot days, simply dip it in the water for a moment to cool it back down (it dries extremely quickly!).

On the topic of sand, keeping it out of your space can also make your beach visit more enjoyable. This thick plastic mat is sturdy and durable, so it creates a solid barrier between your stuff and the ground. Keeping sand out of your food, off of your stuff, and even off of yourself is a priority.  Looking for more sandfree tips for the beach?  Read this informative article: Tips for Keeping Sand at the Beach

There’s nothing worse than returning form the water to find your towels covered in sand!

A plastic beach mat is the number one way to create a barrier between your stuff, and the ground!

child sitting on Mountain Mat at the beach on sand

Why Choose a Plastic Beach Mat?

The Mountain Mat is a recycled plastic mat, meaning it’s made from reclaimed plastics. This is a win for the environment, as many of those plastics were destined for a landfill. Unlike cloth or straw beach mats, this mat will not “puddle”, or create divots that can collect sand. There really is nothing worse than drying off with a sandy towel!

Because it’s made of a waterproof mater, the Mountain Mat is extremely versatile. It’s easy to clean, so you can use it as a picnic spot, sit on it while applying sunscreen, and even use it to tan. Plastic is also much sturdier than traditional beach bats, and this mat is much more sturdy than a tarp, so you you can be sure it will keep it’s shape and form throughout the day.

A recycled plastic beach mat is the perfect accessory to claim your space for a day on the beach.

mother and child walking on beach carrying a Mountain Mat bag


may walking in surf carrying folded orange mountain mat beach mat

Cleaning the Mountain Mat at a Public Beach Shower

Mountain Mat USA

Jennifer Hillberg is the Founder and Creator of Mountain Mat, LLC, the USA’s first 100% recycled plastic, reversible, outdoor recreation mat. As an avid outdoor recreationalist, Jennifer has hiked and camped in some of the world’s most remote places alongside her husband and three children. Learn more about The Mountain Mat Story.