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Traveling carry-on for your vacation? Save space and pack a travel-friendly bag! Avoid taking full size, unfoldable beach bags that will take up too much space and make it impossible to travel light.

Here are 10 of the best beach bags and totes for a pool or seaside trip! As a bonus, you can use these to hold your daily essentials, for shopping, and to bring back extra souvenirs, too!


Best Beach Bags and Totes for Vacation




Packable Coral Bag | Packable Print Bag


Pretty and Packable


With a classic appearance and an easily foldable silhouette, you won’t have to sacrifice style for luggage space with the packable Ella tote by Tory Burch. It’s the best of both worlds for the style-conscious traveler!

We’re loving the vibrant pop of color from the shade Sea Coral and the pretty floral print of Navy Eden – flaunt either one on your next beachy Hawaiian getaway.




Reversible Print Bag | Reversible Stripe Bag




Two adorable beach bags with the convenience of just one? Count us in! To suit your ever-changing wardrobe colors, quickly change the pattern with these reversible styles.

We’re loving the cute prints of each bag, with the Stella & Dot piece working perfectly in a lively destination such as Cancun while the refined Street Level tote would be ideal for the stylish shores of Nice.


Find out what to wear for a beach resort vacation this summer!



Reversible Perforated Tote | Reversible Faux-Leather Tote & Wristlet


Day and Night


When transitioning your look from the beach to the bars, a versatile bag is key. The lovely metallic sheen of the South Moon Under tote can match any wardrobe and work perfectly for both day and night get-ups.

The Street Level tote comes equipped with a spacious interior, perfect for storing beach necessities such as sunscreen and flip flops. Once the sun goes down, its sleek, faux leather exterior makes it an easy essential that will pair with just about any night look. It’s also reversible and comes with an additional wristlet. Talk about functional!



Sun Seeker Bag | Beach Tote


Mix and Match


A clash of prints may just be the perfect thing to accentuate your style. With a look that’s equal parts stylish and daring, these lively totes will instantly add some flare to your outfit!

The aquatic hues of the Sunseeker bag by Roxy would look stunning on the white sands of Bora Bora while the bright and colorful Vera Bradley tote would be the perfect complement for a coastal Spanish getaway.


Learn how to stylishly mix prints like a pro in this post!



Embellished Bag | Packable Canvas Bag


Freshly Feminine


Feeling feminine? Then opt for one of these pretty little things. We’re loving the stunning embroidery on the L. Martino tote, while the pineapple print of the Caixia bag is both fun and fresh. Match two of these best beach bags and totes with a breezy dress on your next getaway to the Florida Keys.


Looking for cute summer dresses? Here are our favorites!



Jute Tote | Canvas Tote


Truly Yours


How about a beach tote with your own stamp on it? Cathy’s Concept offers a custom Ikat Jute tote with your initial on it, so it can never be lost in Boracay’s thick crowds. We love the dash of color on the black and white astez-insipired print.



Expandable Striped Bag | Expandable Travel Tote


Carry-All Queen


When you’re on a vacation, one of the last things you want to worry about is whether or not you’ll have enough room to bring back all of the goodies you come across. The solution? Expandable totes!

These are definitely some of the best beach bags and totes for a vacation. They expand with the swipe of a zipper, going from standard beach bag to weekender luggage in an instant. Bring these along on a Thailand island hopping adventure and never fear of losing space for your goods. Plus, you can stuff all your Bangkok shopping inside for the trip back home. So go ahead – shop away!


We’ve got lots of global shopping guides to help you maximize your shopping time while traveling!



Leather Shoulder Bag | Key West Tote


Leather Lux


For something that looks more structured, opt for a bag in either a rich leather or faux leather. S-Zone’s classic leather tote will add some instant refinement to your swimwear while Splendid’s Key West tote is a stylish blend of modern and nautical. Perfect for pairing with a casual look on your Barcelona escapade.


Check out our favorite bra-sized swimwear by cup size!






Shopper with Pouch | Quilted Tote Bag


Raw Roar


You can never go wrong with a touch of leopard print, and these funky totes from H&M and Steve Madden are the perfect items for the job. Get in a dash of primal fashion you as you walk through the eccentric beaches of Vanuatu.




Packable Canvas Bag | Water-Resistant Beach Tote


All In Bloom


Go old world vintage with these romantic prints from Leisureland and Caixia. These are both perfect for a beach getaway and could even act as a more versatile bag on a longer trip.

Flaunt these beauties as a carry-all for your beach holiday in Sydney!


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Oversize Millie Tote | Rosa Woven Tote


Glamorously Geometric


The Millie tote from Sole Society is chic and slouchy, making it perfect for days that involve both the beach and shopping. We love the faux leather cognac trim and the funky feel of the geometric print.

Mercado Global’s Rosa tote is just as much of an eye catcher; with big abstract lines and stylish tassels, you’ll never go wrong with this piece.

Bring this on your luxury trip to Turks and Caicos and pair it with swimwear just as stunning!

One-piece swimsuits are super on-trend! See our favorites here.



Packable Nylon Tote | Packable Printed Tote


Emergency Extra


Just when you thought you wouldn’t find any more packable items among the best beach bags and totes, Baggu’s Nylon Tote comes along. This remarkably versatile bag can easily be slipped in your luggage to Zanzibar and is roomy enough to carry all your impulsive treasures. It’s an awesome option for long-term travelers, too.

Lilly Pulitzer’s getaway packable tote is another easy favorite. This piece is ultra-fun and functional and we could see it working perfectly on either a Palm Springs or Hamptons getaway.



Packable Large Tote | Packable Shoulder Tote


Top of the Totes


Longchamp’s Le Pliage in large has long been the tote bag favorite, and it’s not without reason. It’s stylish, low-maintenance, and durable; take it on your Mediterranean cruise then wear it in Europe’s chic streets.

For something slightly more compact, the Le Pliage shoulder tote gives you the roominess of the larger piece with the wearability of a smaller purse.


Are Longchamps the best travel handbags? Read this post for our review of these popular totes!



Be Nice Beach Bag | Monochrome Beach Tote


Billowing Beauty


For something cute and slouchy, we’re loving these boho-chic options above. These are great to store your essentials in during your escapades in the shores of Mexico.

Whether you go for the sweet crochet piece by Billabong or the Aztec print tote from Roxy, you’ll always be in style throughout your seaside journey.



Canvas Transport Tote | Weekday Throw Tote Bag


Low-Key and Lovely


When you’re in need of that versatile carryall that will suit all your storage needs in a flash, go for something easy and hassle-free.

These simple totes from Madewell and Weekday are the some of our go-to pieces among the best beach bags and totes for vacation, with both being spacious, versatile, and functional.

These are suitable for a variety of needs, working as a standard beach tote to a reusable shopping bag to even a diaper bag. Bring these along on your family-friendly getaway in Rio de Janeiro.



The best beach bags and totes are packable, versatile styles. Take all your vacation essentials all in one roomy tote that won’t cramp your style.

What are you favorites among this list of the best beach bags and totes? Share in the comments!


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