It is time to hit the beach! The sun, sand, and surf are calling your name.  Let us pack up our sunnies, towels, favorite beach read, and folding chair to settle our toes into the golden sand. Whether you are going local or need to travel to enjoy the ocean …. you need a bag to tote your SPF, snacks, and other items. We have scoured the internet for the best beach bags of 2020 and cannot wait to share them with you. 

In no particular order, we have broken down beach bags into categories depending on your need. 

Best All Around Bag

You need a bag that offers up the best attributes in each category. It must be as sand proof as possible (it is the beach that sand gets everywhere!), water-resistant, holds all your gear, and keeps things cool.  In short, it must be a multi-purpose beach bag.

FitFort Mesh Tote Bag with Detachable Cooler is available through Amazon and is priced under $30. You cannot beat the price, or it is purpose.  This tote holds up to four beach towels and has two external pockets. The detachable insulated cooler is great for snacks and drinks.

Baggu knows bags. Their machine-washable nylon Travel Cloud bag is spacious, made from nylon, and collapses easily making it great for packing as an extra bag on trips or for the beach. The detachable zip pocket inside can double as a clutch. 

For Parents

The durable classic L.L. Bean tote is a perennial favorite. With an external and internal pocket, heavy-duty canvas, and the ability to monogram and pick from a variety of colors it tops most tote bag lists. Moms like it because it’s washable, lasts forever, and the handles can hold up to 500 lbs. Yes, you read that right. Find the size that suits you today.

The Aomais Mesh Bag might look like an ordinary mesh tote but holds a lot!  The ability to hold several beach towels, sand toys, snacks, drinks, and a zipper pocket to protect your cell phones and more makes it a rock star beach bag for parents. Eight pockets are in the bag. Organization is at your fingertips.

Sand and Waterproof

We all want to bring home the least amount of sand as possible. These bags get the job done.

The Scout Extra Large Tote Bag for women has a burst-proof bottom while being sand proof too. Its structured style offers efficiency in packing in a cute gingham print. 

Mark & Graham has some bright colors in their waterproof tote that does double duty. When summer is over you can still make use of this durable bag by using it to run errands. It makes an excellent car bag. Made of lightweight vinyl fabric it will not tear and works well for toting to the pool too.

The Business & Pleasure Co. beach bag looks cute with its faded pink cabana-style stripes. The inner pocket keeps your valuable tucked away and sand-free.