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Year after year, millions of families take a vacation to their favorite beach spots, packing boogie boards, sand buckets, and other toys to keep the kids entertained. However, some of the smaller sand toys are just not good enough for some kids.
Some may want to build a new environment in the sand, creating massive valleys, channels, and some awesome sandcastles. A small shovel used for putting sand in a small bucket simply won’t do the trick. Larger plastic shovels need to be used to get the job done.
All is fun and games until reaching harder sand or rocks. That’s when a parent’s worst nightmare occurs. The spade of the shovel has cracked or the handle separates exposing razor sharp edges, which could cause serious injuries. This not only is a disaster for the shovel user, but now a hazard to any other person running around and playing in the sand.
At Beachgoer, we saw this as a major flaw and decided to bring more durable shovels to market, the metal beach shovel. In this article, we will be breaking down different features and perspectives of the shovel as follows:
- Build Quality
- Pros / Cons
The clear difference between the plastic beach shovel and metal beach shovel is the spade material. The metal beach shovel can hold mountains of sand without the worry of snapping. Hit a rock? It’s just a scratch on the shovel. Hit hard sand? Strike it with the shovel a few more times and clear through it.
These shovels measure 32” long with a 6.25” handle, making it a sturdy toy for kids young or old. No fears on the spade or handle snapping, since they are both reinforced on the sturdy wooden shaft.
The Beachgoer shovels come in an assortment of 3 colors: Blue, Green, and Red. Your kid will be eager to play in the sand with their favorite color!
At the beach, our metal shovels can be used for a variety of different activities and can survive many long trips. With a metal beach shovel, you can use it all day long and hardly put any wear on it. If you go too rough with a plastic shovel, you may need to buy multiple sets throughout the years. Not only does it become costly over time, but parents constantly will have to worry about the shovel breaking.
Not going to the beach anytime soon? No problem. Kids can enjoy using the shovels in sandboxes or help dig up dirt in the back yard. Places plastic beach shovels couldn’t handle, the metal shovel can without a sweat.
Pros / Cons
While we have gone into many pros of the metal beach shovel, there are some cons to consider as well. We’ve put together a concise list of the pros and cons so that you can get the full picture.
- The metal spade is more durable in various conditions
- The thicker shaft guarantees the rest of the shovel is held together when lifting heavier objects
- Stepping on the shovel does not risk splintering
- Families don’t have to worry about replacing the product after multiple trips
- Metal shovels are heavier than a traditional plastic beach shovel, which could be hard for smaller kids to use
- Colors are limited to solid colors, while plastic shovels can have more flexibility in design
Like anything out there, there’s tradeoffs between plastic and metal shovels. However, our metal shovels Parents will have peace of mind, and kids don’t need to worry about limiting their sand adventures.
Don’t believe us? Here are some reviews we have gotten from our customers:
“These shovels are perfect for the beach. I bought many other toys for our beach day and the only thing the kids played with were the shovels – for 7 hours! They are sturdy enough for serious beach digging but light and small enough for kids. Our adults were using them too. Haha – I guess we’ll use the kites, spike ball and Frisbee game next time. But we will never go to the beach without the shovels.”
“We have bought several sand shovels as we live near the beach and they all have eventually cracked. We were being frugal and bought the plastic ones but they don’t last long and I always see them in the garbage cans as we exit the beach. These shovels are amazing, sturdy, our boys can dig, make sandcastles, trenches for no reason etc… It’s a waste of money to buy the cheap plastic ones because you will buy them over and over. Do yourself a favor and buy the good ones the first time. They will last forever!!”
“I purchased these for my son. He and his friends love to dig during recess time (with teacher’s permission!), and he needed something longer and sturdier than my little gardening trowels. The shovel head is metal and very durable. He really enjoys the variety of colors. I wish the handle was metal too, but they are plastic. However, it seems to be a durable plastic and is holding up well so far. We are both very pleased with this purchase.”
So many parents and kids are having a blast with the new metal shovels. You won’t find a better price for the quality buying beach shovels elsewhere.