Taking your gear to the beach has never been easier! When heading to the beach, simply replace your all-terrain tires with these high float balloon wheels for optimal towing across sand or other loose terrain. These heavy duty wheels will carry up to 120 lbs each (240 lbs total) and easily attach to their companion trailer. Perfect for carrying all your gear on a beach cart or hauling your heavy kayak to the water's edge. Stop dragging your cart through the sand and glide on top with these handy wheels!
DIY uses for these wheels These wheels are a great addition to many beach carts and kayak carts. Choose from the 20mm or 22mm diameter axle, these wheels should fit many popular carts on the market. If you are planning to upgrade your Wonder Cart or Tommy Bahama Cart, just note that these wheels require a 7" - 8" long axle on either side to mount the wheels properly with a locking pin. Axle is not included with these wheels. Should your cart need modifications for a wider axle to fit these tires, please talk to your local hardware store for options or other online retails for axle kits that fit these 20mm or 22mm wheels. Note: Different carts require different diameter axles and axle length. Please research your model beach cart in advance to ensure there is an appropriately sized axle available to fit these larger, wider wheels. Thank you
Inflates with standard bike pump These tires are equipped with industry-standard Schrader valves allowing you to inflate with any standard bike pump.
Swap with other tires for all terrains Paired with a Beach Cart or Kayak Trailer, these balloon wheels allow you to traverse any terrain with ease. Attach the balloon wheels for all sand conditions, or swap out with a set of all-terrain tires when the trail gets rocky.
Will these wheels fit my Tommy Bahama beach cart? With the appropriate axle, the 20mm size beach wheels should fit your cart. Please note that the cart's original axle will be too short to fit these 7" wide tires. A longer, replacement 3/4" axle will be need to securely fit these wheels with room for a locking pin on each end of the axle. We recommend contacting Tommy Bahama or researching other online retailers for an appropriately sized axle to fit your beach cart.
20mm or 22mm size? Be sure to measure the diameter of your beach cart or kayak dolly current axle diameter. Then, add an additional 1-2 mm to ensure the sand wheels have enough room to rotate freely.
Please note: this listing is for the wheels only. They do not include an axle. For balloon wheels with full trailer kit, check out our Kayak Carrier options.
- Wheel diameter: 12"
- Wheel width: 7" (plus space needed for pin/cap to hold on wheel)
- Axle diameter: 20mm or 22mm (axle not included)
- Weight: 7 lbs
- Tire pressure: 1-2 psi
- Load Capacity: 120 lbs per wheel
- (2) Soft Terrain Beach Wheels
- *cart not included
- *axle not included
Is the price for a set of 2 tires, and not for each tire?
Yes, our soft terrain/beach wheels is a complete set that includes two (2) wheels. It is just the wheels though - it doesn't include a cart.
Can they be used on 3 wheel walker?
Our soft terrain/sand wheels are specifically designed for use as alternate wheels for this all terrain kayak dolly
. We have heard of people using them for other items that they were building/designing themselves, but whether or not the wheels would work for a walker is something we couldn't guarantee - they may not fit the wheel axle on the walker, unless you had a way to adapt it, and we have no specifications to help you know for certain, unfortunately.
What is the axle size?
Our soft terrain, beach tires have a 22mm diameter by 7.5 inch axle length.
Will these wheels fit an axel on a beach cart?
These soft terrain tires are built for use as an alternative tires for our all-terrain kayak trailer
. The tires have these axle dimensions: Axle has a 22mm diameter by 7.5 inch length. You will have to look at your beach cart's dimensions, to see if that axle will will work for it.
Do the tires come with rims?
Yes, these soft terrain beach tires include the rim, as pictured.
Can I buy the rims without the tires?
No, the rims for these soft-terrain tires are not available separately.
Can you tell me if these wheels also come with bearings - and if so, what type & size?
No, these soft-terrain tires do not have wheel bearings, though they are heavy duty tires that can support quite a bit of weight.
My air compressor does not allow me to automatically fill the tires. I have used a tire gauge and it really doesn't register. I do not want to over-inflate the tires. Should there be give when I push down on the tire or should it be be very firm?
The soft terrain beach wheels should weigh between 2-4lbs which you may or may not be able to easily measure. Here are some others pointers that the tire has the correct pressure: tire should have integrity and stand up, but be fairly easy to push in with hand, kind of like a squishy cantaloupe melon that rebounds after pressing on it.
Will your balloon tires fit a manual or power wheelchair for beach use?
Our Soft Terrain Wheels are made specifically for this kayak cart
. They have an axle that has a 22 mm diameter by 7.5 inch length, and when used on the kayak cart they support up to 250 lbs -- if that gives you an idea for whether they can work for a wheelchair or other use then they were manufactured. You can see on our listing a review from one customer that used them to create a child's beech wheelchair, and included a photo.
I have a Nelson ice cream cart with cold plates which weighs about 400 lbs with product in it. Will four wheels support 400-450 lbs? Will 4 of your wheels and axles work with a Nelson Model BDC-8 push cart? The current wheels are mounted underneath the cart.
Our soft terrain beach wheels can support up to 125 pounds each, so with 4 wheels you should be able to support up to 500 lbs. However, we can't guarantee if they would fit your ice cream cart - as they are built specifically for this kayak cart
. The only guideline would be the axle size, which may help you determine if it fits your cart: axle has a 22 mm diameter by 7.5 inch length; additionally, the tires themselves have a 12 inch diameter by 7 inches wide, in case those dimensions help you ascertain if they could possibly work for your cart.
How much does each complete wheel weigh?
Our soft terrain tires have a total combined weight of 9.2 lbs, so weigh slightly over 4.5 lbs each.
I have a wagon with a 3.5 inch axle. Any suggestions ? I couldn't tell if there were bearing and wondered if the rims were plastic and could possibly be drilled to a larger axle diameter.
These beach/soft terrain tires don't have wheel bearings. Drilling would not be recommended. They do have a small diameter axle (7/8") so wouldn't work for wagon, unfortunately.
Are these a set of two tires, or priced per tire?
These tires each ship as a complete set of two tires.
Is there a cart that the tires will fit on with the 12" height and 7/8" shaft size and 7 1/2" width?
Yes, these beach tires are accessory tires for this Kayak Cart
, which comes with all terrain tires, so these beach tires are for when one wants alternative tires for use with that cart, on soft terrain & sand.
I live in San Diego. The beach trail I want to use has sand burrs. How puncture proof are these wheels?
These soft terrain beach tires are not airless, so they could puncture -- however, they are heavy duty tires, with a high float for going over sand and loose terrain. I am not sure how well they will do over a terrain with many sand burrs; I believe it isn't easy to puncture these tires, but it could be a question-mark what that particular trail would be like for them.
What is the final weight capacity if I use 4 of these on a cart?
Each wheel can support up to 125 pounds, so the total with four could go up to supporting 500 lbs, but I would be conservative and recommend going lower than amount in expectations, as your intended use may have variables that we can't factor in.
Do you guys sell the axle as well, or know where to get em?
We don't sell the axle for these beach/soft terrain tires; they are specifically manufactured as an alternative tire for a kayak cart, so that is why we don't have a separate axle for them. Many people have bought them for DIY projects, but not sure where they are finding such parts for their projects!
Hello, I'm in need of a beach wheels , I think there 1" axles , do you offer something like this?
These beach wheels fit axles that are 20 mm, which is less than 1 inch in diameter, so if your axle is truly 1 inch in diameter they would be too loose and not work. That axle size is closer to about a bit over 3/4th inch, for reference. We don't have these wheels available to fit other size axles at this time
Can these beach wheels carry a sunfish or simply a kayak and other smaller, lighter objects (ie: carts, etc.)?
Our Soft Terrain Beach Wheels are just wheels, no axle or cart included; they are replacement wheels for carts with an axle they fit, or for DIY projects. They are strong wheels though, so when used with the correct axle on an appropriate cart to what is being hand-towed, they can support up to 240 lbs! So, yes, they can be used with a kayak cart effectively. We don't sell the axles, or any parts to put together a cart yourself, just these wheels that are, as I said, replacement or substitute wheels for carts that have the right sized axle (see our listing for size and more info there), or for real DIY projects.
What is the maximum weight these wheels can support?
Our beach wheel set can support up to a maximum of 240 lbs, with no more than 120 lbs per wheel though (so the weight maximum needs to be evenly distributed).
Posted: July 17, 2019
Work as great as the other guy's much more expensive wheelz! Will see how they hold up over time but seem like a great value.
Posted: July 17, 2019
These wheels look promising for our purpose. We have installed them on a kayak cart modified to carry a rowing shell. We must transport boats from a boathouse down a slope - sand, rocks, mud - to our dock on an irrigation reservoir. The wheels replace some many-years-old Wheel-Eze wheels on which the polyurethane tires wore out. We HOPE the new tires are durable, and that they can be repaired if punctured.
4 wheel beach wagon...
Posted: July 10, 2019
Haven't finished yet but I think the wheels will do fine on the sandy beaches of NW FL....
Posted: July 3, 2019
One tire was defective apon arrival, however customer service immediately took care of the problem and sent a new replacement. Very satisfied with this company!
Posted: June 29, 2019
Just got back from Destin. Where the sand is super soft. These wheels rolled with ease on that sand we had the beach cart loaded!
Posted: June 26, 2019
Bought beach wheels to replace plastic wheels on beach cart. They worked perfect for what I needed.
SYB Wheels mod beach cart
Posted: June 19, 2019
The wheels are great. I was able modify my beach cart to a longer axle to accept the wider width of the SYB wheels. While the tires were still deflated, I was able to separate the rims and remove the 20mm plastic bushings. I then reassembled the rims, inflated the tires and assembled the wheels, bearings and longer axle. I was able to find the exact size bearings at Tractor Supply to fit the ID of the rims and the OD of the axle. It rolls super smooth and we'll see how the wheels can handle the beach sand in Florida!
Wheel Swap, no brainer!
Posted: September 8, 2017
These wheels work great when you swap them out on any blue cart you have. The investment is well worth it! When the cart starts to rust after a few years, pop the giant rubber wheels off and put them on the new cart.*****You will need a special spacer to make this fit. Pipe measurements 2 1/2" long, 3/4 OD 3/8 ID.
Posted: August 16, 2017
I purchased 2 sets of wheels to convert an old child's wagon to a beach transport. After some modifications to the suspension I installed the wheels onto the new axles. The transformation was amazing. I now have a means of transporting my beach items, chairs, tent, cooler, ect. through the sand with a minimal of effort and it looks pretty cool.
Exactly as described
Posted: June 29, 2017
Wheels are just what I needed to update an old beach cart that was more trouble than it was worth
Beach cart wheels
Posted: May 31, 2017
Great price!! Great customer service when I had questions. Timely delivery!! Thank you very much!!
Wheels for beach
Posted: May 10, 2017
Used them for a beach wheelchair for our grandson. He is ten. Worked great, thanks.