How it all started.
Well, couldn't find a beach cart that matched my criteria. I have over 20 years of digital media experience, so I know a thing or two on searching the internet.
You could find beach carts that matched 2 out of the 3 but not something that would fit in our fifth wheel or wasn't $1000+ and looked like a tank. I ended up buying a fishing cart and modified it to do everything I wanted. Talk about a head turner at the beach. I really don't know many people that enjoy the level of effort it takes to get your umbrella down into the sand and not blow over on a windy day. Call me lazy but I enjoy, enjoying the beach and not the struggle of getting all your stuff to the spot on the beach, getting your umbrella to stay up and then doing it all over once you want to head back.
I packed the cart full, pulled it with one hand through the first 20' of soft sand. Pulled everything out. Opened the umbrella. Sat down to drink a cold one while my wife enjoyed the sun. My two young daughters played on the beach. We were the envy on the beach, not because of my good looks, but because we had the ultimate beach cart.
When I got back from the beach in 2015, I did more research. Still, no real beach cart that did everything I wanted, was able to be transported easily and wasn't over $1,000. So I started sourcing companies to make The Original Beach Cart XL with everything I wanted, and the ability to add accessories later.