25 beach bags you’ll want to carry all summer long

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  • A well-structured, spacious beach bag is a handy carrier for sunscreen, books, and other portables.
  • We rounded up options across different price points and styles so you can find the perfect one.

We rounded up the best beach bags to shop, from ones with vibrant patterns to others of a more traditional wicker style. Some with chunky rope straps, others with see-through material to easily locate all of your necessities.

Below, find our recommended options across different retailers and price points so you can add this summer staple to your shopping cart (and then take it to the beach or pool).

Here are the beach bags for different budgets:

Under $50

A New Day Straw Large Dome with Tassels Tote Handbag

A New Day Straw Large Dome with Tassels Tote Handbag

A New Day’s Straw Large Dome with Tassels Tote Handbag is spacious, flexibly designed, and affixed with a string of mauve, magenta, amber, and black tassels hanging from one of the handles. The open top allows you to easily locate your items when lounging outside, too, so you don’t have to dig.

Straw Large Dome with Tassels Tote Handbag (small)
Abrielle Beach Bag

Abrielle Beach Bag

For a fun summer DIY, this orange-and-white floral sewing pattern comes with the fabric of your choice, yard for the handle, an all-purpose zipper for the lining pocket, a spool of coordinating thread, and non-toxic fabric glue to make your own beach bag. There are some other required items, but the seller offers some of them for sale.

Abrielle Beach Bag (small)
A New Day Straw Circle Handle Tote

A New Day Straw Circle Handle Tote

A New Day’s Straw Circle Handle Tote is oversized, well-structured, and double-handled for easy carrying. Its open-top, simplistic design makes it the perfect tote for heading to the farmer’s market as well.

Straw Circle Handle Tote (small)
South Beach Navy-and-Cream-Striped Tote

ASOS South Beach Striped Tote in navy and cream stripe

If you’re the type to haul your whole life with you to the beach, the South Beach Navy-and-Cream-Striped Tote is perfect for you. You’ll appreciate the flexible twin handles and deep capacity to store a spare bikini, your reusable water bottle, and a few book options to choose from.

Navy-and-Cream-Striped Tote (small)
BeeGreen Reusable Drawstring Bag

BeeGreen Reusable Drawstring Bag

The BeeGreen Reusable Drawstring Bag is great to sling over your shoulders that’s suitable for beach trips, hiking trails, and flea markets alike. The straps can be adjusted to fit people of all ages and you’ll appreciate its capacity to fit sunscreen, wallet, keys, and other small items.

Reusable Drawstring Bag (small)
Bulex Extra Large Black Beach Bag

Bulex Extra Large Black Beach Bag

If you don’t like to dig around at the bottom of your bag on a hot summer’s day, Bulex’s Extra Large Black Beach Bag is a see-through option to easily locate your flip flops, beach blanket, and life vest for water activities. The zipper closure will keep everything safely stored, too.

Extra Large Black Beach Bag (small)
CB Station Medium Initial Boat Tote

CB Station Medium Initial Boat Tote

CB Station offers a boat-style tote with contrasting handles and base that can be personalized with an initial monogram or name in script. Its durable design and zipper closure even makes it an all-in-one carrier to replace your reusable grocery bag.

Medium Initial Boat Tote (small)
CGear Sand-Free Gray Stripe Tote

CGear Sand Free Gray Stripe Tote

This classic beach tote is highly durable with contoured carrying straps for comfort. It’s also uniquely functional with a magnetic closure to conveniently secure your valuables, either inside the main pocket or within one of the three sand-free pockets.

Tote IV (small)
Coral Reef Turquoise Painting Pattern Beach Tote Bag

Coral Reef Turquoise Painting Pattern Beach Tote Bag

If a long-form tote is more your style than a widely-stretched bag, the Coral Reef Turquoise Painting Pattern Beach Tote Bag is a great option. The edge-to-edge beachy design has black laminated lining for extra support and is deep enough to store a flower bouquet.

Coral Reef Turquoise Painting Pattern Beach Tote Bag (small)
Handwoven Brown Straw Tote Bag

Straw Tote Bag Summer Handwoven Bags

Let’s face it — sometimes, we just want to carry a beach towel and have a hassle-free bag to store a cell phone and mini sunscreen bottle. The Handwoven Brown Straw Tote Bag has a crossbody-like design with a bamboo circle handle, much like Chloé bags.

Handwoven Brown Straw Tote Bag (small)
Jay Aimee Designs Personalized Small Blue Canvas Beach Tote

Jay Aimee Designs Personalized Small Blue Canvas Beach Tote

Nautical can be the name of the beach bag game, and the Jay Aimee Designs Personalized Beach Tote certainly lives up to that navy-and-white emblemed style. You can personalize the center stripe with your monogram, it’s water-resistant, and the chunky rope handles elevate the beach-bound design.

Personalized Small Blue Canvas Beach Tote (small)
Shylero Clownfish Waterproof Beach Bag

Shylero Clownfish Waterproof Beach Bag

For a roomy, durable, and waterproof tote with a unique pattern, Shylero makes great carriers with wide rope handles, a side water bottle pocket, and a built-in keyholder and bottle opener. It also features a top magnet button to close off the wide-capacity bag. 

Clownfish Waterproof Beach Bag (small)
Black & Natural-Striped Straw Tote

Black & Natural Striped Straw Tote

The beautifully woven, handbag-like Black & Natural-Striped Straw Tote is great for the beach, pool, or out to dinner by the water. It has colorful pom-poms tied to the short handles and will store all of your summer must-haves.

Striped Straw Tote (small)
Vbiger Orange Mesh Beach Bag

Vbiger Orange Mesh Beach Bag

The Vbiger tote is sleek, has many storage compartments, and has a see-through middle design to conveniently locate your SPF lip balm, sunglasses, and face mist. Aside from zipper pockets, there’s also a waterproof cell phone case to ensure it sits damage-free.

Mesh Beach Bag (small)
$50-$100

Natural Boho Beach Tote

Natural Boho Beach Tote

If you live in your Birkenstocks and love that casual beach look, the Natural Boho Beach Tote is designed just for you. You can’t go wrong with the twisted rope handles, intricate seashell and beaded details, and bohemian fringe border.

Boho Beach Tote (small)
Hydro Flask 35L Grapefruit Insulated Tote

Hydro Flask 35L Grapefruit Insulated Tote

Style is one thing, but keeping your fresh fruit and mint-infused water cool is another. The Hydro Flask 35L Insulated Tote will hold up, keeps items cold for up to four hours (keeping the hours-long cooling feature alive like Hydro Flask’s much-loved reusable bottles), and collapses for quick storage and travel.

Insulated Tote (35 L) (small)
BohoPEACH Large Beach Bag

BohoPEACH Large Beach Bag

The BohoPEACH Large Beach Bag is made in Thailand and resembles tiki-style hard wicker handmades from Bahamian islands. It’s unique in that it’s tautly structured and has beautifully sewn seams at the bottom to last you for years of fun in the sun.

Large Beach Bag (small)
Color My World Multi-Colored Oversized Tote Bag

Color My World Multi Colored Oversized Tote Bag

The Color My World Multi-Colored Oversized Tote Bag is, quite literally, a party in a beach bag. Its rainbow-woven pattern with all-around tassels is oh-so-spacious and will give you many compliments while walking to the beach.

Large Beach Bag (small)
Steele Canvas Basket Corp Orange Waterproof Beach Tote

Steele Canvas Basket Corp Orange Waterproof Beach Tote

If you want a versatile bag to store everything in sight — including your wide-brimmed beach hatSteele Canvas Basket Corp’s tote is the one you need to have on hand in your car trunk. It’s a simple, multipurpose tote that you’ll be glad you invested in.

Waterproof Beach Tote (small)
Palm Beach Zip Up Tote

Palm Beach Zip Up Tote

Summer may mean soft serve ice cream and boating trips, but for me, it means whipping out my vibrant Lily Pulitzer prints for sunny days outside. The Palm Beach Zip Up Tote is fully decked with a blue, green, and pink design (with sailboats, lobsters, and palm trees) and will store all of your essentials.

Palm Beach Zip Up Tote (small)
Natural Large Straw Tote Bag

Natural Large Straw Tote Bag

The Large Straw Tote Bag isn’t your typical wicker handheld —its vegan leather handles add a touch of elegance to the intricately woven design. There are two interior zip pockets to store miniature portables and a magnetic snap closure to keep everything in place.

Large Straw Tote Bag (small)
Marrakech Shop Design Straw Beach Bag with Leather Strap

Marrakech Shop Design Straw Beach Bag with Leather Strap

Can I just say, this is so cute. The Moroccan-made bag is perfect to carry on your back while on the boardwalk or to hold onto on a trek through the sand. It’s well-made, unique, and a showstopper for summer.

Straw Beach Bag with Leather Strap (small)
Over $100

Camino Caryall Reef Blue Tote Bag

Camino Caryall Reef Blue Tote Bag

Yeti is known for its long-lasting, outdoor products like duffel bags, coolers, and water bottles, and its easy-to-carry tote bag is no exception. It’s the closest, cooler-like bag to a cooler we found, and its wide opening is great to store polarized sunglasses, headphones, and food storage containers.

Camino Carryall 35 (small)
Mar Y Sol Multi Tybee Bag

Mar Y Sol Multi Tybee Bag

The Mar Y Sol Multi Tybee Bag is a soft and flexible beach tote clad with a colorful stripe pattern and plush pom poms. Its interior pouch pocket is conveniently located at the center, so you can find smaller items amid the wide-capacity interior storage.

Multi Tybee Bag (small)
Vince Camuto Orla Canvas Tote

Vince Camuto Orla Canvas Tote

Yeti is known for its long-lasting, outdoor products like duffel bags, coolers, and water bottles, and its easy-to-carry tote bag is no exception. It’s the closest, cooler-like bag to a cooler we found, and its wide opening is great to store polarized sunglasses, headphones, and food storage containers.

Camino Carryall 35 (small)
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