The 14 Best Beach Bags of 2023

The very best beach totes and handbags for all of your warm-weather getaways.

A model poses on the runway with a beach bag at the Eugenia Kim Presentation during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Pier 59 on September 9, 2017 in New York City
(Image credit: JP Yim/Getty Images)

Now that we’re officially in the dog days of summer, a trip to the beach has never felt more necessary. Between the incessant heat, the sticky humidity, and the cramped feeling we’re all experiencing in our apartments, the beach seems like a welcome escape–and that means that finding the best beach bag has never been more important. 

Team Marie Claire has a penchant for finding the best bags of summer 2023. Case in point: We’ve already uncovered the best basket bags and the best net bags. Naturally, finding a great beach bag was next up on our to-do list. Our picks run the gamut when it comes to style and substance. Some are made of raffia, others are made from recycled cotton or sturdy canvas. Some of the beach bags on this list are foldable for easy storage in your closet, while some are great for sportier beach days that may or may not include a hike. These beach bags and totes will hold everything you need and will keep your most prized possessions safe while you take a dip in the pool courtesy of inner pockets and pouches. 

So, pull out your cutest bikini or one-piece swimsuit, find your best pair of sandals in your collection, nab your favorite sunglasses from their case, and submit an official out of office request: it’s time for a beach day. Or, if you can’t get to the beach right now, feel free to settle for your nearest pool (just don't forget your sunscreen). 

Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.