You know a great beach bag when you see it: They sit in that sweet spot between a Mary Poppins bag and your chicest summertime bag. The best beach bags are deceivingly large, allowing us to carry everything we might want for our oceanside tanning session without overtaking our entire frame. We love a slouchy carryall as much as a more structured tote bag and prefer not to pick favorites between coated canvas, raffia, and woven cotton. While larger bags certainly have to be more durable, we also love a mini basket for short beach trips that don’t require quite as many provisions.
The bag selection below will take you from the water’s edge to your summertime brunch. We’ve found structured wicker styles, slouchy woven bucket bags, and even totes that can take a beating. Shop the best beach bags just in time for summer below.