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The Beach Bag Every Beach Bum Should Own

People go to the beach for a variety of reasons, and so there’s a bag for everyone.

Going to the beach is one of the most relaxing activities you can do, but the heat and typically long-distance drive for most means you need to make sure you come prepared. Before you sink your toes in the warming sand, let us help you find the best beach bags.

Extra Large Beach Bags and Totes / 30
When you're bringing the whole gang, you need an option that can handle it all. | Bulex

This classic tote bag has been a favorite of beachgoers for decades, as it's a rustic, durable bag capable of holding everything you could want and need. With an interior size of 24 x 8.7 x 18inch, you can carry the towels, swimming gear, beach toys, snacks, sunblock, and so much more. It's designed with 1 waterproof zippered internal pocket too, so you don't have to worry about electronics getting ruined. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more useful bag for the beach.

Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag for Gym Beach Travel Daily Bags Upgraded
This versatile option is an excellent choice for many different scenarios. | Esvan

Don't stop at the beach, this designer bag from Esvan is also great for a picnic, the office or school. Its large shoulder bag has a safe zipper closure, 1 big outside zipper pocket, 1 big inner zipper pocket, and 2 inner open pockets. Better still? This high-quality beach bag is lightweight, easy to wash, and completely waterproof.

Hibala Woven Large Beach Bag Straw Bag Beach Tote Handmade Weaving Shoulder Bag Tassel Bag Handbag
Get into the island groove with this traditional design. | Hibala

A straw beach bag is an iconic symbol of any tropical vacation. This budget-friendly bag is made of natural jute fiber and has been finished with a clear coating of PVC to make it water resistant. There is no zipper closure so this bag is great for casual, non-hectic use. The size runs at 18″×15″×8″, and features plenty of room for toting the essentials such as clothing, towels, food, sunglasses, sunscreen, magazines, and much more.

Beach Bag and Pool Bag XL - L22xH15xW6 - Zippered
Complete your oceanic getaway with this secure tote. | Shylero

This royal blue, striped beach bag is just begging to accompany you to a casual lunch by the waters edge. Built with durability in mind, its outer shell is made with a canvas, waterproof material. This roomy, well-made bag features outside pockets for easy access to necessities, a large inner zippered pocket, and soft rope handles for comfortable carrying.

KAMO Sling Backpack - Rope Bag Crossbody Backpack Travel Multipurpose Daypacks for Men Women Lady Girl Teens
If you've already got too much to carry, try this design. | Kamo

Some of the best beach bags are the ones with the most utility, and one of the most useful qualities you can find in a bag is one that allows you to use both your hands freely. Carry any necessities in a comfortable, non-invasive bag so you can access snacks, sunscreen, band-aids or any other small-object items you'd need for the day.