Whether you’re headed to the beach, a barbecue or an old-fashioned drive-in this summer, you’ll definitely need a carry-all tote stocked with goodies to get you through the day.
Here, five picks for beach bags that are practical and stylish.
Splashy, surf-style gear for the bold beachcomber.
Best waterproof beach bag
Roadtripper Tote Bag, $46 at ScoutBags.com
Swoon Sugar-Free Pink Lemonade, $34.99 for 12-pack at Amazon.com
Drunk Elephant “O-Bloos” Rosi Drops blush, $36 at Sephora.com
Sedona Red Brim Hat, $48 at Skida.com
Beachcomber espadrille, $96 at SeaStarBeachwear.com
Force Shield Superfuel Serum Stick, $12.99 at HeroCosmetics.com
Bright items that still give off chill vacation vibes.
Best reversible beach bag
“Pape’ete Holo Holo” tote, $64 at Aloha-Collection.com
Beach towel, $68 at WeezieTowels.com
Recess sparkling soda, $35 for 8-pack at TakeARecess.com
Jump cord cotton bucket hat, $15 at Nordstrom.com
SPF 30 Mineral Lotion, $22 at Vacation.inc
Don’t sweat it
Not satisfied just laying out on the beach? This sporty gear’s for you.
Best large beach bag
Striped Cotton Canvas Tote Bag with interior zip pocket, $128 at Lacoste.com
Havianas Brazil Mix flip flop, $26 at Nordstrom.com
SuperGoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF 30, $32 at Sephora.com
Surf Glider lightweight frisbee, $7.99 at OgoSport.com
“i-Type” Instant Camera, $99.99 at Polaroid.com
Eco-friendly wares — the tote is made from recycled plastic bottles! — you’ll be proud to show off.
Best large beach bag (it converts into a tiny pouch, too)
“Primary Morph” Ripstop bag, $36 at Glob.Land
“From Dusk Till Dawn” deodorant stick, $14 at PaperCosmetics.com
Palo Santo Citronella bug spray, $32 at SkeemShop.com
“Sulu” biodegradable sunglasses in sunset, $64.95 at PelaVision.com
Noyah natural & organic vanilla lip balm, $6 at Ulta.com
Vans x Parks Project Sun Ray baseball cap, $28 at Nordstrom.com
Flight of fancy
Accessories to shepherd you from the shore to a chic poolside happy hour.
Best straw beach bag
“Belo” Tote, $155 at ShopMarySol.com
“Lit-up” highlight stick, $48 at WestmanAtelier.com
“Rich Girl” Hydrating Shimmer, $45 at DeborahLippmann.com
Tiger towel, $98 at JonathanAdler.com
Straw sun visor, $24 at PoppyandSageCo.com