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18 Cutest Beach Bags You’ll Use All Summer

Reader's Digest Logo By Rachel LeWinter of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 19: A beloved summer pastime, there's nothing better than a fun day at the beach. Whether you live in a coastal city, have a tropical vacation in the books, or just plan to picnic in your neighborhood park, we've got the best carryalls you'll want to add to your cart. If you've already bought your warm-weather essentials: Swimsuits, sun hats, flip flops, sunglasses; and purchased your beach must-haves like umbrellas, beach towels, beach chairs, and face sunscreen, then all that's left is to secure the bag. Beach bags come in all shapes and sizes, so we found the best options for every type of style (and at every price point!). Some prefer to focus on practicality, like celebrity stylist Victor Blanco. He says the bigger the better, so he can fit at least two towels, a change of clothes, and of course, snacks. Blanco suggests looking for fabrics that are easy to clean, like cotton: "Anything you can throw in the laundry machine so it's like new again," he says. Fashion stylist El Shane favors fashion when it comes to her beach accessories: "As a New Yorker in Los Angeles, I appreciate the difference in beach fashion mentality. In New York, it's an adventure to go to the beach—an excursion, a planned weekend, a train, a hotel room, a road trip. In Los Angeles, it's sometimes as simple as a cocktail hour above the sand. Less planning, more ease. Because of this, I opt for beach bags in L.A. that feel equally suited for a day of bopping around Beverly Hills." She adds: "If you can slap the bag a few times and the sand shakes off easily, then it's good enough for the beach in my eyes." Whether you're looking for trendy totes, affordable arm candy, or waterproof options, we've got the top picks, no matter your destination.

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A beloved summer pastime, there's nothing better than a fun day at the beach. Whether you live in a coastal city, have a tropical vacation in the books, or just plan to picnic in your neighborhood park, we've got the best carryalls you'll want to add to your cart. If you've already bought your warm-weather essentials: Swimsuits, sun hats, flip flops, sunglasses; and purchased your beach must-haves like umbrellas, beach towels, beach chairs, and face sunscreen, then all that's left is to secure the bag.

Beach bags come in all shapes and sizes, so we found the best options for every type of style (and at every price point!). Some prefer to focus on practicality, like celebrity stylist Victor Blanco. He says the bigger the better, so he can fit at least two towels, a change of clothes, and of course, snacks. Blanco suggests looking for fabrics that are easy to clean, like cotton: "Anything you can throw in the laundry machine so it's like new again," he says.

Fashion stylist El Shane favors fashion when it comes to her beach accessories: "As a New Yorker in Los Angeles, I appreciate the difference in beach fashion mentality. In New York, it's an adventure to go to the beach—an excursion, a planned weekend, a train, a hotel room, a road trip. In Los Angeles, it's sometimes as simple as a cocktail hour above the sand. Less planning, more ease. Because of this, I opt for beach bags in L.A. that feel equally suited for a day of bopping around Beverly Hills." She adds: "If you can slap the bag a few times and the sand shakes off easily, then it's good enough for the beach in my eyes."

Whether you're looking for trendy totes, affordable arm candy, or waterproof options, we've got the top picks, no matter your destination.

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