While it may seem tempting and convenient to bring your everyday bag with you to the beach, this almost always ends poorly: sand in every crevice, exploded sunscreen in the inside and water damage on the outside. Do yourself a favor and get a bag tailor made for the beach; we present five that all cost under $50. They just may even put that everyday bag of yours to shame.
This woven beach tote from Martin + Osa has classic Cape Cod summer written all over it. Made of plastic, it is ready for whatever the beach can bring its way: just hose it clean and it’s back to start! It comes in two brilliantly bright color combinations: teal blue (pictured) and persimmon orange. Both cost $39.50 at Martinandosa.com.
The master of all things preppy, J. Crew, does not disappoint with their beach bag offerings. Even with such a fabulous selection, it’s hard not to spot this straw beach bag as the standout. With a basket-weave exterior, rustic dark brown leather handles and a cotton lined interior, the bag is a quintessential tote for sandy shores. The adorable bag is on sale for $29.50 (marked down from $48) at Jcrew.com.