Now that summer is here, I’m on the search for the perfect beach bag. It needs to be large enough to fit all of my stuff, plus the stuff of two young kids. I prefer something with pockets that will protect my valuables from the sand that will inevitably get into the bag (probably when one of the kids starts shoveling sand in it). Here are my choices:
First, I love this bag from SailAgainBags on Etsy. It’s handmade from old sails so it’s eco-friendly. The bag itself is very large (13″h x 18″w x 5″ d), and includes three pockets sewn into the bag: a zippered pocket, a pouch pocket, and a tall beverage sleeve. The handle is also 14 inches, so you can easily carry it on your shoulder, even if you’re also carrying a small human as well! (Note: The link to Etsy is an affiliate link, which means that if you purchase the product, I’ll receive a small commission.)
If I didn’t have to carry things for three people, I would definitely purchase this tote from Kate Spade. I love sharks and any item that features one. It also has interior zip pockets for smartphones and it zips at the top.
I know a lot of people were disappointed with the inclusion of the Apolis + Clare V market bag in the CFDA edition of PopSugar MustHave, but I’ve used it several times and it’s really good quality. That’s why I like the beach tote from Apolis. It’s very simple, but that also means it won’t go out of style. Plus, each bag “provides sustainable employment and fair wage for a growing female artisan cooperative in rural Bangladesh.” This is also the largest bag featured here at 22″w x 17.5″h x 5.5″ d. It doesn’t have a pocket, but the bag does have a waterproof lining. If you get the bag, you definitely need this beach towel to go with it.!
If you want something cheaper, this straw tote and coordinating clutch from Gap are a good option. Given that Gap is constantly running a 30-40% promotion, you can probably get both for less than $50. The problem is that I also want this beach towel, this portable tablet speaker, and this beach fan. Plus, I’d just have to get this straw tote for my daughter and these adorable fish sunglasses. Too much cute!