By Shannon Serpette
Pool floats are a must for a day on the water. You can kick back and daydream to your heart’s content. Here are our top float and dock picks, whether you are looking to relax, get a workout in, or party with some friends.
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Check out some of our top picks for options available online:
1. Best Versatile Lounger
Not only can you float on this in the pool or lake, you can also stake it in the ground and use it to lounge on at the beach, while camping, or even in the backyard. It’s made of tear-resistant material and can accommodate two to three other loungers. It’s portable, lightweight, and you don’t need an air pump to inflate it. There’s even a pocket for storing items, like sunblock. GET IT HERE.
2. Best Seller
It’s easy to get in and out of this best-selling float, making it an excellent pick for relaxing on the water. The Monterey hammock comes in a variety of other sizes, but who wouldn’t love the extra room provided by an XL? GET IT HERE.
3. Best for Attracting Attention
Unicorns are more popular than ever. Not only can you have a giant inflatable unicorn for your yard or roof during the holidays, you can use it in your pool or a trip to the lake. It’s a great choice for those who want a wow factor. GET IT HERE.
4. Best Adult Pool Game
You can break out the beer pong while on this float or just float around after a spirited game.
The built-in cup holders around the edge also make it a great social float. GET IT HERE.
5. Best Float for Kids
What’s cooler than a UFO float? One that has a built-in squirt gun. The kids are likely to have a blast with this one, especially if you purchase two. GET IT HERE.
6. Best Float for Babies or Toddlers
There is no better way to celebrate Shark Week than celebrating it all summer long. This float includes a detachable and adjustable canopy. The upper and lower teeth contain bells intended to stimulate your baby’s developing senses. GET IT HERE.
1. Best Dock for Your Money
This inflatable dock is great for creating walkways, or an island of any size as it contains a zipper system that allows you to connect as many additions as you would like. It comes with ropes for tying to a boat. Be aware, while this will hold up walking across and lounging on, it isn’t as rigid as some of the pricier ones. GET IT HERE.
2. Best Dock for Fitness
This durable dock is fantastic for yoga and HIIT workouts. After your workout, you could take a dip to cool off and then lounge on the dock for some relaxation while soaking up rays. The BOTE floating dock comes with a travel bag, hand pump, and a circuit training guide. GET IT HERE.
SHANNON SERPETTE is an award-winning journalist, having received 10 Illinois Press Association writing awards across a wide variety of categories. An avid metal detectorist, Shannon spends most of her vacations at the beach searching for buried treasure. Follow her daily adventures on Twitter.