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16 Beach Bags You Won't Mind Schlepping Through the Sand

"The perfect beach bag doesn't exi—"

beach bags
Design by Morgan McMullen

Fashion doesn't stop on land, and the struggle to find a beach bag that's cute and functional is real. Though there are a lot of options on the market (woven baskets, canvas totes, raffia bags, etc.), only the best will hold an oversized towel, a waterproof speaker, and a change of clothes for a full day near the water. Luckily, these picks, below, tick all those boxes while looking super stylish, too. From totes to to hobo bags you'll want to carry them around all summer long—even when you're not dozing off under an umbrella.

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1 Soft Slouch Bag
Hat Attack shopbop.com

Totes are typically the go-to for a long beach day, since they're both roomy and practical. But if tote bags aren't your thing, this slouchy hobo bag is a great alternative. This bag is super spacious, with enough room for a new sundress, sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks...okay, you get the point. 

2 Tasseled Tie-Dye Tote Bag
Jadetribe Anthropologie anthropologie.com

Summer 2020 is officially the season of tie-dye; the psychedelic swirls are having a moment. Take your current favorite print from land to sea with this Anthropologie tote.

3 Fringed Palm Tree Tote Bag
ZARA zara.com

This tote screams Palm Springs chic, and the fringe gives me festival vibes in the best way possible. This bag belongs on a lounge chair by the pool. 

4 Urbano Woven Tote
L SPACE nordstrom.com

This woven tote gives off Caribbean beach babe vibes.

5 Large Triomphe Basket in Raffia and Calfskin
Celine celine.com

This Celine bag belongs on a yacht in St.Tropez. Enough said.

6 floral shopper tote
Dodo Bar Or farfetch.com

This Dodo Bar Or tote gives off major retro vibes, and the punchy print is perfect for all would-be flower children. Pair this with a crochet bikini and voila, you have a look.

7 Natural Beaded Bag with Wooden Handle and Bright Beads
South Beach us.asos.com

Your trip to the Hamptons wouldn't be complete without this stylish beaded bag from ASOS, equipped with gorgeous wooden handles. 

8 The Lori-Custom
Poolside wearepoolside.com

Take your beach bag to the next level with customization options from Poolside. The brand offers multi-colored yarn, shell, or rhinestone options, along with the custom text of your choice. 

9 Beads Strap Bag
Mango mango.com

If straw isn't for you, try this funky little fabric bag. The material is great because it won't be ruined by the elements, and the beaded handle gives it a natural look.

10 LAO Straw Fanny Pack
Top Shop topshop.com

Hands-free, baby! Well, not really—you still need to carry your chair and umbrella. But this large fanny pack will hold all of your essentials so you can worry about carrying the big items.  

11 Super Chill Cooler Bag
Ban.do Bando

Oh my god, it's a cooler. Yes—an insulated bag to protect your seltzer and snacks from the heat that also comes in the form of a watermelon or grapefruit. What more could a girl ask for? 

12 LoveShackFancy Davie Duffle Bag in Pink Mint
LoveShackFancy revolve.com

Large and in charge! If you're looking for room, look no further than this linen LoveShackFancy duffle bag. Featuring ruffles and a sweet floral print, this bag would look amazing paired with your favorite linen dress.

13 Straw Bag
H&M hm.com

Elevate your evening beach look with this statement-making structured straw bag.   

14 One Trek Mind Tote
Lululemon Lululemon

Comfort is key when you're carrying a lot of stuff. Avoid the chiropractor fee by utilizing the padded straps on this cute waterproof Lululemon backpack. It comes with plenty of pockets to safely store your phone from any sea spray that may fly your way. 

15 Printed Clear Mini Tote Bag
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com

When you've got nothing to hide, this sunny yellow plastic shopper bag is the perfect companion by the water.

16 Shopping Bag in Raffia and Leather Mini
Tod's tods.com

Not all beach bags have to be a neutral or bright shade. Bring a touch of noir to your summertime look with this black Tod's tote. 


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