8 Of The Best Beach Bags

By Sophie Colvin
12th Nov 2015


Beach adventures ahoy! Summer is nearly here, so that means you’re spending around 17% of your day dreaming about lazy trips to the nearest stretch of sand.

We like to be prepared over here at TUL, so we’ve hunted down the best beach bags to accompany you on your upcoming costal jaunt. While your new bag may have to hold soggy towels, trashy beach reads, a pump pack of sunscreen, and a litre or two of water, it should also look chic AF for your sandy flatlay... So here are 8 of the best.


#1 – Fold ‘er up

Made from soft canvas with buttery leather straps, the Adventure Tote from The Beach People knows where things are at. With two zip-away internal pouches – one for your wetties and one for your bits and bobs - we feel like this bag has already been on an adventure or two.

Adventure Tote by Beach People, available online 

#2 – Add some colour

On the pricer side of things, this Sensi Studio beauty is an investment piece that you’ll use for years to come. Colourful, woven, and offering all the storage space in the world, it’s ticking some serious boxes.

Maxi Woven Toquilla Straw Tote by Sensi Studio, available online

#3 – Beachy Tones

You can trust the good ol’ surf brands to sort you out with something for the… surf! Rusty has hit the nail on the head with this fully lined woven bag with leather straps. It has got a handy interior pocket, can be easily folded, and is practicality plus-plus.

Swell Beach bag by Rusty, available online 

#4 – The Practical One

Australian baggage brand Louenhide makes a simple, fully lined canvas bag that is bang-on - exactly what you need for the beach this summer. The Anise bag comes in a range of colours and has a generous, wide opening, making it easy to throw all your coastal paraphernalia inside. 

The Anise Bag from Louenhide

#5 – The Sporty One

Disclaimer: We’re more than a little obsessed with the entire State of Escape range, and the ‘escape’ bag is the pick of the bunch. Big enough to fit all your beach essentials and waterproof to boot, it comes in a range of muted tones – think grey, navy and black, paired back with crisp summer whites.

Escape Bag from State Of Escape 

#6 - The Beach Bucket

We’re not 100% sure about the practicality of leather at the beach, but when Zimmerman tell us to do something, we jolly well do it! Made from luxe canvas and leather trimmings, we could give this stunner an adventurous life beyond the beach. Pack with a towel, a book or two, your favourite shades, and something to slip, slop and slap - and away you go.

Draw Beach Bucket from Zimmerman 

#7 – Classically patterned

The Lennox Deluxe Tote from Sunnylife is available through our pals at The Iconic. This sturdy canvas beauty comes in a range of colours, with classic leather straps. The Lennox knows its job in life, and so is ready to hold all your trashy beach reads without judging you for your life choices.

The Lennox Deluxe Tote by Sunnylife, available online

#8 – Sunny fun

Have you ever seen anything so bright and fun? With pockets galore, thick, trustworthy straps, and the prettiest of patterns, we’d be happy to be seen frolicking at the seaside with this Sunny Jim number over our shoulder. It’s got room for sandy snacks, more than few magazines, and towels for the whole family.

Sunny Jim beach bag, available online

Has this made you excited for summer? Check out 8 of the best swimsuits for your beachy jaunt to accompany that tote.

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