So, you've got your annual exotic holiday booked (Bali, perhaps?) but your decade-old beach bag is looking too frail and tired to join you. Time for a change, we think. Let's try and find the best beach bags for the summer.
Apart from being incredibly practical, holding our towel, beach read and SPF (stay sun-safe, ladies), a beach bag can also elevate your beach look in seconds. The Prada Raffia Tote bag has emerged as an influencer-favourite beach bag for this summer, so expect to see a lot of dupes floating about, as well as other straw bags and - of course - the classic tote.
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We've scoured the internet for all the best beach bags, all of which are stylish and super versatile, so you can even wear them on the school run or for lunches once you've returned from your holiday.
Shop our top picks below.
The best beach bags
Ditch the classic straw bag and add some colour to your life with this patchwork-designed tote. It's open up top for easy access and the pastel colours are so summery it hurts.
Another fab option, the monogram design adds an edge to the classic straw bag, and for under £20? We can never say no to a bargain.
If you're not willing to give up your favourite colour (black) even in the summertime, H&M's Jacquard handbag in a cotton blend features a gorgeous tropical design while still sticking to a black and white canvas.
Prefer a backpack over a tote? This adorable backpack with a macrame finish features a foldover flap, and adjustable straps to keep all your beach necessities secure.
Very 70s and very popular, this beach bag has over 200 five-star reviews thanks to its gorgeous design, high-quality craftsmanship and roominess.
It doesn't get more summery than this colourful jungle-print tote bag that'll help you stand out and have fellow beachgoers green with envy...
Blue is the colour of the sky and sea, so it's only fitting that it's also the colour of your summer tote. The Kai beach bag is the perfect size to carry all your belongings and will go perfectly with a white bikini.
Add some edginess to your beach look with this crochet and PU leather mix tote which is giving ultimate cool-girl vibes.
A simple yet super chic tote that you can take to the beach, on errands and basically anywhere you go.