12 Beach Bags Under $100 You Won't Mind Schlepping Through the Sand

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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, knit backpacks, etc.), only the best beach bags will hold an oversized towel, a waterproof speaker, and a change of clothes for a full day near the water. Luckily, these 12, below, (all under $100!) 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 Cut It Out
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Free People, $28

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Sure you may get a little sand in there, but this jelly tote was made for summer with its geometric cut-outs and easy-to-carry handles. Consider it the chic option for those who want a bag to bring to the beach that doesn't actually look like a beach bag.

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2 Pom Poms for Days
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Nannacay, $77

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This handcrafted woven basket is as fun as it is cool. Use it to get the hot lifeguard's attention.

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3 You, Me, and Capri
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Shiraleah, $53

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A tassle-trimmed tote like this one deserves space in your suitcase on your next trip to the Amalfi Coast—or, you know, the local beach. (We can't all be Natasha Oakley.)

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4 It's Handled
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Free People, $98

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It's not summer without a good ol' straw bag (perfected with leather handles). This one looks smaller than it really is; in fact, it has room enough for your towel, change of clothes, and the essentials, like your sunscreen, book, and speaker.

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5 Nobody Likes a Shady Beach
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Fallon & Royce, $88

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Couldn't have said it better myself.

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6 Nautical Blues
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Ashiana London, $66

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Beach bag, but make it an embroidered backpack that will force you to pack light.

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7 Wish You Were Here
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Ban.do, $34

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Oh my god, it's a cooler. Yes—an insulated bag to protect your seltzer and snacks from the heat. Wish it was here right now.

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8 The Summer of Straw
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J.Crew, $98

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The colorful ring handles on this classic straw bag will instantly transport you to the '80s. Plus, it's on sale!

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9 Wrap It Up
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Mercado Global, $78

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This braided canvas tote belongs on your arm all summer—whether you're at the beach or doing some shopping on the weekend.

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10 Cherry Bomb
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Vincent Pradier, $51

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If pineapples were the fruit of 2017, 2018 belongs to the cherry. The produce has been making its way on to every dress and bag this year, including this extra-long-handled one you can carry with ease.

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11 Fit for the Function
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Zara, $46

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This basket/crossbody hybrid bag 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.

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12 La Mer
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Sundry, $96

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Look up "beach bag" in the dictionary and you'll find this canvas tote made for a casual trip to the water with friends.

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