I don't go to the beach to just sit or lie around. I like to walk along the beach, but that's about it. I like to swim as well, but I have my swim, grab my towel and then go, not lay around. I don't do sunbaking. Apart from it being bad for your skin and causing cancer, I find it boring to just lay around doing nothing. I like to be doing something, so lying or sitting around all day on the beach doesn't appeal to me.
I have never used a chair on the beach, except as a child when the beach my parents fished was gravel.
I haven't had the opportunity to sit on the beach for a long time, but would take a towel to sit on if I was . I do miss lying on the beach.