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Let’s face it: The beach is great but there are plenty of reasons that make it a little bit unbearable. It all starts with lugging a dozen pounds of towels, books, and boxed wine to the hot sandy shores. (Don’t even get us started on the sand.) But if you’re going to suck it up and carry a satchel full of beach necessities, at least make sure the bag is cute.
The best part? Because these bags are on sale, you won't feel guilty about tossing the sand-ridden bags at the end of the summer! (And if you aren't on a budget, don't forget to check out these other must-have beach bags.)
1. Crocheted Metallic Tote
While it isn't toted as a beach bag (see what we did there?), this crocheted tote is the perfect sack for the beach. The chic tote comes in two stylish colors (silver and gold) and is made of sturdy rayon with a matching rayon lining. It’s equipped with two handy slip pockets to hold all of your beach necessities, and an easy-to-use snap closure so you can grab your must-haves quickly and enjoy more time soaking up the sun.
2. Emily Plaid Mesh Tote
Holy crap! This holey polyester bag is unlined, so you don't have to worry about sand getting stuck and staying put forever. With a 5.5-inch drop handle, the bag will easily slip over your shoulder and that rainbow-printed pattern is too cute to pass up!
3. Nannacay Maldives Large Tote
If you're like me, you can't hit the beach without plenty of supplies: sunscreen, canned wine, too many magazines that I never end up reading, and extra towel... which is why I'm grabbing this weekender-size tote as soon as I can. It’s large size is perfect for your weekend at the shore and the palm front pattern just screams “take me to the beach!” Even though it’s still $100, at more than 60 percent off, you can't pass this bag up.
4. Tommy Bahama Reef Convertible Tote
Tommy Bahama is practically synonymous with that easy beach life, and this canvas tote is no exception. It comes in three adorable patterns, but we especially love the birds of paradise version. It can be carried three ways—via top-carry handles, a 6-inch drop strap for toting on your shoulder and a longer 11-inch shoulder strap to help distribute the weight across your back and chest. This beauty has plenty of storage, too, with both exterior and interior zipper pouches to keep your valuables safe will keep your valuables safe and a handy cell phone pocket to keep your mobile close at hand.
5. Sole Society Ibiza Tote
Accept it: 2017 is the year of the tassel and the pom pom embellishments. Oh, and millennial pink, which makes this beach bag probably the trendiest tote you could own this summer. And because all three of those trends will probably be out of style in about five minutes, you’ll want to get this bag on sale (less than $45!) and stuff it in the back of your closet come Labor Day… without the price tag guilt.
6. H&M Shopper
Whether you grab it in white, black, or nautical navy stripes, you can't go wrong with this basic H&M straw bag. Plus, at just $10 on sale, if it gets ruined at the park or beach, you can just toss it and grab a different pattern to fulfil your beach bag needs. When it comes to the details, it’s equipped with a zipper top to keep your valuables safe with sturdy faux leather straps that’ll feel pretty comfy on your shoulders.
7. H&M Canvas Shopper
If you like the shape of the shopper but want something slightly sturdier, go for the same bag in canvas. Plus, the palm frond pattern is perfect for the beach or poolside lounging.
8. Tommy Bahama Koki Beach Backpack
Nobody said your beach bag has to be a tote! Toss this drawstring sack on your back and carry your beach essentials with ease.
9. San Diego Hat Company Paper Crochet Bag
What's in a name? Well, in this one it tells you exactly what this bag is—a paper crocheted tote perfect for all of your beach essentials. Plus, the bright geometric pattern means you won't lose this pouch on the sandy beach.
10. Sumerk Canvas Tote Bag Beach Bag
Anchors away! Whether you grab this bag in red, blue, navy, or black, the adorable anchor pattern and matching rope handle will still be the star. But this bag isn’t just cute—it’s practical with a zipper closure so all of your goodies will stay inside and (fingers crossed) sand-free.
11. Bag and Carry Large Beach Bag
It's big (a whopping 24- by 14- by 7-inches for all of those towels and more). It's striped (we're partial to the green and white, but it also comes in pink and white, and blue and white). It's durable (made from canvas with a waterproof lining, and comes equipped with sturdy rope handles). And it's cheap, so you won't feel guilty for tossing it after using it all summer long.
12. South Beach Chevron Beach Vacation Clutch
Date night at the beach? No need for a bulky bag. Just invest in an inexpensive clutch for your phone, wallet, and Glossier sunscreen. The foldover bag has a front flap closure and is adorned with stylish tassels in rainbow pastels.
13. South Beach Hit the Beach Tote Bag
Trying to make a statement? Beach, please. Start with your bag! This transparent hot pink bag will turn heads but also hold everything you need for an afternoon on the sad. Plus, it’s made with PVC outside, so it’s practically water- and sweat-proof.
14. UO Souvenir Miami Packable Duffle Bag
Face it: This vintage-inspired bag is cute, but you need more than cute in a beach bag. Fold this lightweight, slim, packable polyester bag and take it with you in your other packs. Then, use it for wet towels, leftover food, and any extra souvenirs you may have picked up on the boardwalk.
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