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Beach bags you'll want to use all summer long

By Donecia Pea
May 11, 2020
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As soon as we know it’s safe to gather outside again, many of us will want head directly to the beach or the pool with family and friends.

From towel to sunscreen to water and sunglasses — any trip to the beach or pool requires a good tote to carry all our stuff.

Of course, searching for the right bag can get overwhelming when there are so many choices. No worries, we’ve got you covered. We combed Amazon to find the best beach totes of the season and here are our top picks:

Red Suricata Large Mesh Beach Bag, $36.95

If you’re the designated bag carrier in your crew, this 7-pocket, mesh, water-resistant bag is large and deep enough to hold everyone’s beach must-haves. It comes in vibrant color combinations like light blue and grey, turquoise and orange, which make it more than just another utility bag. Amazon user Sara Katie McKimm said: “This is the bag I have seriously been searching for!!! Perfect for long days at the beach or pool or on the boat!!”


Obosyo Bamboo Tote, $38.99

No need to sacrifice fashion for functionality with this stylish handmade bamboo clutch. Besides the fact that it’s eco-friendly, the tote even comes with two silk scarves to complete your poolside look, while still being large enough to hold all of the essentials. Amazon user H. Aponte said, “I purchased this purse for my upcoming summer vacation. I love it! It’s sturdier than I anticipated.”


Shades of Color Woven Tote Bag, $28

Celebrate the beauty of African American women with this statement piece. The jacquard woven bag is part of the Shades of Color designer collection, which features authentic work by various black artists and is roomy enough to carry anything you need. Amazon user VWProv31 said: “Love the large size of this tote and the design is beautiful! Everything fit perfectly for traveling around town packed with camera, snacks, files, small purse, etc!”


Odyseaco Baja Beach Bag, $34.99

Channel your inner bohemian with this serape print tote that’s lightweight to carry, but sturdy enough to handle just about anything from water bottles and towels to keys and sunscreen. Amazon user Lisa Nelson said, “I love this beach bag! It is cute, fashionable, waterproof and most importantly very durable. In addition, it is the perfect size for either a couple or a family.”


Scout Original Deano Tote, $44

Described as “The utility tote bag you didn’t know you needed, but can’t live without,” this square-shaped carryall puts a twist on the traditional beach accessory with its multi-functional open structure. Plus, it comes in a number of fun prints like Banana Cabana, Lake Shelton and Screen Latifah.  Amazon user Alexis said, “Absolutely LOVE this bag. I bought this to be the pool bag for my family this summer. Not only is it really cute, but it’s durable.”


Esvan Original Tote, $23.99

Both fashionable and affordable, it’s easy to see why this beach bag is a favorite among many shoppers. The large tote is lightweight, water-resistant and can go from the beach to the gym in no time. Amazon user Nora Oneil [sic] said, “This bag checks all the boxes. First it’s beautiful. Took this to Hawaii. Started by using it as my carry on (even fit my purse on top of airplane pillow & other stuff). Poolside perfect. Beach, waterproof, sand brushes right off and all cloth remains dry (even sitting on wet ground).”