The 10 Best Beach Bags

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in February of 2018. You can't just grab any old carrier when you're planning a day at the beach or a weekend at a tropical resort. Think about the sticky sunscreen that might explode or the bulky towels you need to have on hand. We rounded up an assortment of bags that make toting all your summer essentials a breeze. They're attractive, well-made, and sure to enhance your time soaking up rays. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Sea By Day Tote

2. OdyseaCo Oahu

3. OdyseaCo Baja

Editor's Notes

September 12, 2019:

Like a sturdy cooler and a reliable beach chair, a high-quality beach bag can make a visit to the ocean or lake much more organized and enjoyable. Many options provide plenty of space for the whole family’s towels, as well as pockets for water and sunscreen and hidden places for your valuables.

Joining the selection in today’s update is the Sea By Day Tote, which comes in a fun selection of prints that feature fish, crabs, coral, seashells, pineapples, and more. It’s manufactured in San Diego and is thoughtfully designed with a waterproof interior to protect your valuables. The fabric is conveniently machine washable when you remove the rope handles.

Another convenient choice is the OdyseaCo Oahu, which is made of mesh that can be hosed down quickly after a day in the sand. Its generous-sized capacity and multiple pockets can hold many towels and snacks, as well as lotion and drinks for everyone. The included carabiner clip comes in handy for holding a water bottle or a set of keys. And when you’re done using it, it folds up nice and compact for storage in your suitcase or drawer.

Unfortunately, the popular Bogg Bag leaves the list in today’s update, due to issues with availability.

Special Honors

L.L. Bean Boat and Tote This open-top canvas bag was introduced back in 1944 by the manufacturer as a means for hauling ice from a car to an ice chest. Today, it’s commonly used as a beach bag or for carrying groceries, and its handles have been tested to hold up to 500 pounds. It features a double-layer base and overlapped seams that are double-stitched with nylon for durability. It comes in your choice of four sizes and more than 10 trim colors.

4. Getagadget See-Thru

5. Pier 17 Tote

6. Speedo Deluxe

7. Malirona Travel

8. Mio Marino

9. Qogir Neoprene

10. OdyseaCo Aruba

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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