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15 Beach Bags Under $200 You Won't Mind Schlepping Through the Sand

Design by Morgan McMullen

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 15, below, (all under $200!) tick all those boxes while looking super stylish, too. 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 Seascape Straw Tote
O'NEILL Nordstrom

Let 'em get the message loud and clear: You're beachin', and you won't be bothered—especially while you're reading a great book

2 Graphic Tote Bundle

When the beach becomes your second home and you're too lazy to dump out the sand in FEED's "Women on a Mission" tote, swap it with the inspiring "Cultivate Kindness" or "Onward and Upwards" bag. With the purchase of this bundle (that you can totally use for running errands too), you'll provide 30 meals for children around the world

3 St. Tropez Pom Pom-Embellished Woven Straw Tote
Kayu Net-a-Porter

Laying on the beach in St. Tropez—you, me, oui. Need I say more? 

4 Mackenzie Beaded Tote Bag

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

5 Super Chill Cooler Bag

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? 

6 Tash Tote
Vitamin A Revolve

This woven straw tote is worth the splurge for its timelessness alone (and, you know, its ability to fit all of the essentials and then some). 

7 Simon Net Hobo Bag
L SPACE Nordstrom

Maybe if we protected our planet a little better, we'd have less fishing nets in our oceans and more on our bags like this braided-net one with bamboo handles. 

8 One Trek Mind Tote

While you're carrying the Mike's Hard Lemonade in one hand and a huge folded sheet in the other, 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 sand that may fly into it. 

9 Hand-Painted Circle Beach Bag
Mark and Graham

Your capsule wardrobe isn't complete without at least one monogrammed beach bag. This hand-painted circle woven tote comes in eight pretty color combinations.

10 Mini Canvas Tote Bag
Urban Outfitters

If you're just looking to throw in your towel and headphones, keep it simple with this mini pineapple canvas tote. If pineapples aren't your thing, the canvas comes in six different options—including, yes, an embroidered weed leaf that would make the perfect stoner gift.

11 Beach Plastic Shopper Bag

When you've got nothing to hide, this trendy hot pink plastic shopper bag is the perfect companion on the water. 

12 Denim Bucket Bag

Currently requesting this denim bucket bag as a birthday present—not only for its ability to fit my 15-inch laptop during the weekdays, but also because I can schlep a towel, change of clothes, speaker, and sunscreen in it, and still have plenty of room for a pair of shoes. 

13 Luz Collection Las Rayas Striped Tote

Madewell's colorful striped tote screams summer, and is bound to match one of your favorite one-piece swimsuits

14 Multicolored Basket

A basket/crossbody hybrid bag that has just the right amount of room to stash your phone, wallet, sunscreen, and towel. Plus, the hands-free strap allows your body to save your sweat for the sand.

15 Beachfront Tote Bag

This beachfront tote bag that comes with a removable pouch says, "Really, I'm just here for the Instagram." 


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