It's officially beach season, and while your mind might be all on what new swimsuits you want to buy, there's another item you might want to prioritize a little higher on your spring shopping list — a beach bag. There's so much we have to tote around when we're going to the beach/pool (snacks, sunscreen, beach reads), that you need an oversized tote, and you might as well make it cute, because you're going to be using it a lot. If you're in the market for a new one, check out these cute beach bags to store your spring and summer vacations in. They're functional and cute, so it's a win-win all around.
A beach bag is usually the last thing I want to spend my money on, and I usually end up buying too many swimsuits I don't need and grabbing a shoddy old tote out of my closet (or, like, using a grocery bag. #NoShame). And while adding to your swimsuit collection is great, you might want to make this the year you actually buy a cute beach bag. Let's face it — you're going to be using it on the regs and it's going to hold all your essentials, so it might be a little more worth it than, like, going crazy with five new swimsuits that you may end up only wearing once. Not saying that's happened to me or anything...
Convinced? Shop these 21 beach bags so you can hit the beach in style this year.
Straw Tote, $54, J.Crew
It might be basic, but straw totes never go out of style. They get the job done, and are totally practical for the beach, while still being chic.
Stripe Tote, $69, J.Crew
Black and white is classic...but the zebra pattern makes it a little more exciting.
Mesh Tote, $10 Target
Choose a mesh tote so you can see everything you need without having to endlessly fish for it inside your bag.
Canvas Tote, $30, Target
You're going to the beach. Nautical stripes are a must.
Chevron Tote, $10, Target
And, I mean, you might as well buy it in a sea foam green...
Echo Pineapple Print Tote, $48, ASOS
Whether or not you're actually in the tropics, carry your tote bag like you are.
Hologram Beach Bag, $34, ASOS
This one is an eye-catcher.
Inca Beach Bag, $170, ASOS
Up the boho vibes with a printed, tasseled tote.
Thursday Friday, $43, ASOS
It's too stinkin' cute not to want to buy immediately.
Rope Handle Beach Bag, $24, ASOS
Nothing feels more nautical than stripes and rope.
Rebecca Minkoff, $195, Nordstrom
Just because it's beach season, doesn't mean you have to forgo your signature, edgy style. Choose a black tote with zippered hardware.
San Diego Hat, $48, Nordstrom
A woven beach bag is timeless and chic.
If it isn't moving, monogram it.
14. Pink & Green
Lilly Pullitzer, $88, Nordstrom
It may be the ultimate summer color combination.
Longchamp, $195, Nordstrom
This gorg watercolor inspired tote could easily double as a weekend/travel bag.
Get in all the white you can before labor day hits.
South Beach, $31, ASOS
If you want something appropriate for the beach but don't have a lot to carry, try a crossbody.
South Beach, $21, ASOS
It just feels exotic.
Echo, $38, ASOS
All summer colors accounted for.
South Beach, $21, ASOS
If you've got a lot to carry, go for a duffle.
Echo, $51, ASOS
It's the glam way to do the beach.
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Images: ASOS; Nordstrom; J.Crew; Target; H&M