Best Beach Totes

By Jan Schroder

I’m rather demanding of my beach tote. It has to be large enough to hold a towel, book and sunscreen, have smaller pockets to stash my phone and of course be cute enough to make a fashion statement on the beach or poolside. Here are our picks for some winners this season.

Act fast to score this limited-edition Kate Spade bag sold exclusively at Shutters on the Beach and online at for $198. Only 100 of these blue-and-green print beauties are available.

The animal-themed canvas bags from Bungalow360 come with three interior pockets and a color-coordinated polka dot lining. Check out the site’s full line of other bags and accessories starting at just $5. $36 at

Durable and lightweight, these totes from TerraCycle are made from reclaimed fabric discarded in the manufacture of tents. The front has a zippered pocket to keep small items safe. $48 at 

If you’re toting for the family you’ll want a bag big enough for all those towels. These large bags also have inside zip pockets and come in cute patterns with a red handle that pulls the bag closed.  $56 at


Made from indestructible and waterproof Sailcloth, these totes come in three sizes and have plenty of pockets on the inside for all our necessities and an exterior pocket as well. I especially love that there’s a zipper on top  $25 to $79 at

This entry was published on May 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm. It’s filed under Product Reviews/Gift Guide and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Best Beach Totes

  1. suzanne lansing on said:

    Hey there love the bags! But I purchased a bag somewhere years ago for my mil and it had a vinyl type bottom so that when she set it down and it did get dirty she could just wipe it off. Do you have any bag like that in your collection?

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