6 Best Bluetooth Speakers for the Pool, Beach or Campsite

Four of the best bluetooth speakers from Walmart Canada Editor's picks

When you really want to groove, your phone’s little speaker probably can’t do your favourite songs justice. But a Bluetooth speaker? It can seriously upgrade your music-listening experience, whether you’re catching some rays on the back deck, hosting a party or camping with the fam. Check out these six models to find the best Bluetooth speakers for taking your tunes with you.

Our editor’s picks

Waterproof: Yes

Weight: 1.19 pounds

Battery life: 12 hours

Extra features: Links with other speakers

  • Can be submerged in three feet of water

  • No speakerphone

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Waterproof: Yes

Weight: 1 pound

Battery life: Not listed

Extra features: Carrying hook, 3.5mm headphone jack

  • Compact and colourful

  • Doesn’t work well for audiobooks

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Water-resistant: Yes

Weight: 1.5 pounds

Battery life: Up to 13 hours

Extra features: Siri or Google Assistant, attaches to most tripods

  • Excellent sound quality

  • Takes a few hours to charge

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Waterproof: Yes

Weight: 1.17 pounds

Battery life: 12 hours

Extra features: Lights up, links with 100+ Flare 2 speakers

  • Colourful lights sync with music

  • Bass isn’t super powerful

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Waterproof: Yes

Weight: 0.74 pounds

Battery life: 16 hours

Extra features: Strap, built-in mic

  • Large Bluetooth range

  • Not loud enough for parties

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Waterproof: Yes

Weight: 0.46 pounds

Battery life: 5 hours

Extra features: Loop handle

  • Lightweight with many colour options

  • Few controls on the body

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Features to consider
  • IP waterproof rating: Look for an IP (a.k.a. ingress protection) rating of 7 if you want to ensure your speaker can survive being immersed in water; 4 to 6 is ideal for splashes.[1]
  • Battery life: If you’re looking for a speaker to use in the shower, shorter battery life will suit you just fine. Campers will want a model that holds enough charge for at least one evening around the bonfire.
  • Durability: Kayakers and hikers will want to look for a model that’s built tough enough to withstand bumps and falls.
  • Lights: Some Bluetooth speakers feature cool lights, which make them ideal for parties and kids’ bedrooms.
Best Bluetooth speaker overall
JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  • Waterproof: Yes

  • Weight: 1.19 pounds

  • Battery life: 12 hours

  • Extra features: Links with other speakers

This speaker is a great option for anyone looking to take their music to the cottage, on a picnic or just about anywhere else. It comes in 11 bright colours and features JBL PartyBoost, which means it can be paired with other compatible speakers for stereo sound.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • An IPX7 waterproof rating means this speaker can be submerged in up to three feet of water.

  • One battery charge gets you more than 12 hours of playtime for music and podcasts.

  • Its durable design makes it tough enough for regular outdoor use.

Cons
  • A few customers say that it doesn’t get quite as loud as other Bluetooth speakers.

  • It doesn’t offer a speakerphone function like some of its competitors.

The draw
I love this speaker! I use it at work and I’ve gotten so many comments of how good the sound is. I play relaxation music all day. For the price, you can’t beat it.
-Anita, Walmart customer
The downside
This speaker is as expected from JBL. Connects easily and the bass is amazing. I would like to give it 3.5 stars as I am disappointed they took away the speakerphone. I enjoyed being able to pick up a call when the phone was connected.
-Suthernglr25, originally posted on jbl.com
Best Bluetooth speaker on a budget
Sylvania Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Rubber Finish Sylvania Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Rubber Finish Sylvania Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Rubber Finish Sylvania Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Rubber Finish
  • Waterproof: Yes

  • Weight: 1 pound

  • Battery life: Not listed

  • Extra features: Carrying hook, 3.5mm headphone jack

Stylish and durable, this waterproof speaker is splash- and sweat-resistant and features a rubber grip that makes transporting it a cinch. Best of all, its bass-heavy sound adds to any party atmosphere. It also comes in blue and black!

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • It’s Bluetooth-enabled, splash-resistant and is compact enough to be toted almost anywhere.

  • It features a rechargeable lithium battery.

  • Users can plug in with the headphone jack to hook up other electronics.

Cons
  • Some users find that their battery needs to be fully charged for them to enjoy rich sound.

  • It doesn’t work well for audiobooks.

The draw
Excellent sound quality. Excellent look. Very easy to handle and operate.
-Saji, Walmart customer
The downside
They sound great except they seem to disconnect after every sentence of my audiobooks.
-Darla, Walmart customer
Most stylish Bluetooth speaker
Bose SoundLink Revolve II Bluetooth Speaker Bose SoundLink Revolve II Bluetooth Speaker Bose SoundLink Revolve II Bluetooth Speaker Bose SoundLink Revolve II Bluetooth Speaker Bose SoundLink Revolve II Bluetooth Speaker
  • Water-resistant: Yes

  • Weight: 1.5 pounds

  • Battery life: Up to 13 hours

  • Extra features: Siri or Google Assistant, attaches to most tripods

Delivering true 360-degree sound that’s uniform and rich, this speaker can be placed near a wall so sound will radiate, or in the middle of a room for all listeners to experience its fullness. The cherry on top: It plays for up to 13 hours!

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • It’s small but mighty and delivers loud, deep sound.

  • You can multi-connect to two devices, which allows different users to control the tunes.

  • The speaker can take calls, access Siri or Google Assistant and be connected to an Alexa-enabled device for hands-free control of your tunes.

Cons
  • It takes a few hours to charge.

  • Though most reviewers rave about the sound quality, some people say that there isn’t enough bass when the volume is up loud.

The draw
This Bluetooth speaker is the best one I’ve used, hands down. The sound quality is absolutely amazing and the power it packs is out of this world.
-Melissa, Walmart customer
The downside
I’m very impressed with the sound quality for such a small speaker. It gets quite loud and the sound is clear. It lacks somewhat in the bass department, which is why I’m giving it four stars instead of five.
-Dreamgirl9, Walmart customer
Best party Bluetooth speaker
Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights Anker SoundCore Flare 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker with Lights
  • Waterproof: Yes

  • Weight: 1.17 pounds

  • Battery life: 12 hours

  • Extra features: Double light rings, links with 100+ Flare 2 speakers

Anyone who likes to play DJ at the party will appreciate the immersive sound this speaker offers. The best part is the vibrant light show emitted from two LED light rings that sync to the beat of your music (or you can set it to one of six different lighting modes).

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • With an IPX7 waterproof rating, this speaker can stand up to spills, rain and even being dropped in the pool.

  • The colourful lights sync with your music and create a party atmosphere.

  • With PartyCast Technology, you can link over 100 Flare 2 speakers for a boosted sound experience.

Cons
  • As loud as it gets, the bass isn’t as powerful as some other comparable models.

  • A few users say the voice assistant capabilities can be a bit unreliable.

The draw
I love this speaker. It puts out so much sound and it's so clear. I love that I can change the lights to my choice of colour or rhythm. I can't wait to order my husband one so we can connect them.
-Blessed14, Walmart customer
The downside
The sound is VERY clear and the light show it puts on is pretty awesome as well. The only thing is the bass on it is pretty nonexistent. Definitely fills my whole house with sound though so that what it's for.
-Nataliemj, originally posted on anker.com
Best portable Bluetooth speaker
Sony SRSXB13/B XB13 Extra Bass Compact Bluetooth Speaker Sony SRSXB13/B XB13 Extra Bass Compact Bluetooth Speaker Sony SRSXB13/B XB13 Extra Bass Compact Bluetooth Speaker Sony SRSXB13/B XB13 Extra Bass Compact Bluetooth Speaker
  • Waterproof: Yes

  • Weight: 0.74 pounds

  • Battery life: 16 hours

  • Extra features: Strap, built-in mic

When you want a quality speaker at an affordable price, consider this your go-to. Featuring a Sound Diffusion Processor for expansive sound that spreads, this durable and compact speaker is also water- and dustproof, making it perfect for forest, beach and road-trip getaways.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Sound quality becomes next-level with EXTRA BASS™ capabilities.

  • Despite its small size, this speaker features rich, uniform sound.

  • With its large Bluetooth range, users can stray an impressive distance from the speaker without experiencing dropout.

Cons
  • It can take up to four hours to fully charge, so plan accordingly.

  • It doesn’t get loud enough for a big party.

The draw
The device is portable, sturdy and produces impressive sound quality for its size. It is user-friendly with its power indicator and waterproof feature. Would I recommend? Yes, if you want ease of use.
-crump5911, originally posted on sony.com
The downside
Not really all that loud but it’s still a good speaker overall. Definitely worth the money for the battery life alone.
-SSBB, Walmart customer
Best waterproof Bluetooth speaker
JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker JBL Go 3 Portable Waterproof Speaker
  • Waterproof: Yes

  • Weight: 0.46 pounds

  • Battery life: 5 hours

  • Extra features: Loop handle

You’ll want one of these mini waterproof speakers for your next pool party or beach day. It offers superior sound quality at an amazingly affordable price, making it ideal for your favourite rock and pop tunes. It can also survive in up to a metre of water for up to 30 minutes.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The Go 3’s compact design makes it easy to take on the go (you could even attach it to a belt loop).

  • It can survive a rainstorm during a jog thanks to its IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating.

  • It delivers deep, punchy bass.

Cons
  • It only offers five hours of playtime on one charge.

  • It doesn’t feature as many controls as other models (e.g. there’s no back-track button).

The draw
I bought this speaker to go in my bathroom because it is waterproof. The sound easily fills the room and has quality and depth that can’t be achieved from a phone or cheap speaker. It looks premium and hard-wearing.
-Bobby_S, originally posted on jbl.com
The downside
With this speaker, the battery life is not the best for long periods of time. It lasts about 5 hours into my work day. The speaker is small and portable, but still has great sound.
-Beatrice O, originally posted on jbl.com
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Liz Bruckner is a seasoned writer and editor who has been writing about all things lifestyle for more than 15 years. She’s contributed to Today’s Parent, Canadian Living, House & Home, The Toronto Star, The National Post and more. She lives in Central Ontario with her husband and three rambunctious boys and may or may not be known for her deep love for baked goods.
How we choose products

Simply put, we don’t recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves. Our writers leverage a number of sources as a starting point, including reputable third-party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff has final say for all products included in this guide.

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