The Best Beach Bags For Your First Vacation

Don’t leave a single piece of gear behind in the hotel room.

A quality beach bag is an item that may be overlooked when planning your first vacation, but trust us when we say they're worth every penny. Not only should a beach bag be roomy enough to carry all of your essentials—from sunglasses, sunscreen, and magazines to smartphones and tablets—but it should ideally be water-resistant and have multiple pockets to keep everything dry and organized.

And with affordable prices for most brands, you really have no excuse for not buying one.

Hibala Woven Large Beach Bag
Room for everything and an especially high quality. | Hibala

For a beach bag that's as natural as, well, the beach—this jute straw bag with a clear, laminated water-resistant finish is both safe and eco-friendly. The natural cotton handles are soft, yet durable, and a cute removable tassel adds a little bit of extra flair!

Cherrboll Oversized Beach Bag
When the whole squad travels, you can still keep the gear simple. | Cherrboll

You won't have to worry about sand getting into your beach bag, with this quick-drying mesh bag that can be taken right into the outdoor shower with you. Plus, the see-through material makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

Esvan's Water-Resistant Floral Tote Bag
Just because you're chilling on the sand doesn't mean you can't show your personality. | Esvan

This high-quality, water-resistant bag will keep all of your essentials clean and dry during a trip to the beach. The roomy interior features one large, zippered pocket and two open inner pockets for optimal organization, with one large exterior pocket perfect for a phone or tablet.

Champion Signal Tote
On the other hand, style only matters as much as durability. | Champion

This stylish, color-blocking tote with simple carry handles is a great bag to take to the beach, gym, shopping, or anywhere else. The zippered closure and two interior zipper pockets will ensure everything stays in place regardless of where you carry it.

FITFORT Mesh Beach Bag
If you're in charge of the gear for everyone, pick something that offers reinforcement. | FITFORT

Store up to 12 cans and four large towels in this oversized, two-in-one beach bag that comes with a detachable cooler to keep drinks frosty on the hottest days. Exterior pockets are designed to keep smaller items within an easy reach—such as sunscreen, phones, and sunglasses.