I never really enjoyed lugging in all the things that you need to make the beach comfortable and fun...And now as a first time mom, we have to carry in even MORE stuff while also being cognicent of where my son is while walking in and his safety. Also, I never took into consideration him walking on the hot sand to get to a good beach spot once he's able to walk greater distances! So now i was in "Worry City" while still wanting to do beach activities within. And also, especially when I am by myself and my husband is frequently out of town, there was only so much I could carry on my person! However, my East Coast Beach Cart gave me the opportunity to use my son's carseat when I wanted to bike the beach (and boardwalk) while also carrying my gym bag, his diaper bag, my umbrella, our beach seats and a bunch of other gear. The coolest thing is that the wheels are SO very sand friendly! And many days, I don't want to use my bike, so I simply pull the thing around from my truck and to the beach (yes, through soft sand which is so hard to walk across with a stroller, this cart is SSSOOO much easier). The option to put my son's carseat in it was so nice and very important to me because I'm constantly worried about his safety; but I also want to get out there and have little adventures with him while we do outdoor activities on the beach and other things. I am so buying my mom in FL one for her Bday later this year because she loves the beach and usually backpacks her stuff in via a couple trips from her car; with this thing, she would only need one trip and its also a ground for the beach umbrella! You need one of these in your life if you even remotely like the beach.