Top 7 Grills for that Beach (or Backyard) Barbecue

By Jessica Roberts

Cooking in the beautiful outdoors is a mainstay of Florida living – s’mores over the bonfire, grilling with the family, or just enjoying a meal al fresco. Along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A, we are lucky enough to enjoy grilling all year long. Some love classic charcoal, others the ease of propane, some the flavor cultivated on a smoker. Check out this list of top grills and choose for yourself!

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1. Best Propane Grill

Char-Broil Performance Stainless Steel 4-Burner Cart Style Gas Grill

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An Amazon exclusive offering, the Char-Broil Performance Stainless Steel 4-burner gas grill delivers 425 square inches of cooking surface for meals the whole family will enjoy. Plenty of storage and prep space make this the perfect addition to your next dinner party. GET IT HERE.

2. Best On-the-Go Propane Grill

Weber Q 2200 Gas Grill

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Little things can make a big difference! We know some grill masters prefer charcoal while others stick to gas grilling. Ideal for camping or tailgating, but can easily double as your stationary, outdoor grill. Compact and lightweight, yet rugged with large grilling surface. The Q 2200 gas grill is an easy solution for any meal or situation. GET IT HERE.

3. Best Charcoal Grill

Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill

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Nothing says summer like burgers and hotdogs on a charcoal grill. The classic Weber grill has more features, space, and control than ever before! Durable plated steel cooking grate with porcelain-enameled lid and bowl make for hassle-free cleanup and no issues with rust or peeling. Invite the neighbors and enjoy your favorites on the grill any season – summer, spring, winter, or fall! GET IT HERE.

4. Best On-the-Go Charcoal Grill

Cuisinart CCG190RB Portable Charcoal Grill

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The Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill is made for grilling at the places you love most – especially your 30A beach getaway or favorite picnic spot. This compact little grill is lightweight and easy to transport but still offers over 150 square inches of grilling space – enough to grill for the entire family, but easy enough to set-up when it’s just the two of you. GET IT HERE.

5. Best Combination Grill

PK Grills PK360

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PK360 excels at both hot and fast grilling or low and slow barbecue smoking because of it’s unique capsule shape combined with 4-point venting. Beautiful design, durable construction, and best in class workspace. Simple to use with consistent results made easy with the help of the built-in Tel-tru thermometer. As with all PKs, the versatile pedestal design allows you to easily detach the grill from its stand so you can even take it with you. GET IT HERE.

6. Best Indoor Grill

Hamilton Beach 25361 Indoor Grill

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Looking for that delicious grilled flavor with even more convenience? This indoor grill is perfect for a busy lifestyle or when the weather is less than ideal. Easy to clean, easy to use, and perfect for any time of year. You’re sure to have delicious results every time. GET IT HERE.

7. Best Griddle Top Grill

Blackstone 36″ Propane Gas Griddle Cooking Station

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Griddles aren’t just for breakfast anymore! This versatile and expansive cooking surface with 4 adjustable burners allow for cooking several foods at once or just cooking for one. Cook everything from the perfect burger to steak to chicken and fish to vegetables. GET IT HERE.

JESSICA ROBERTS is a Santa Rosa Beach writer and event producer. When not working or writing, you’ll find her out on the water or traveling somewhere new.

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