The most stylish beach-approved tote bags for all your impending sun-soaked adventures

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Beach days are synonymous with a classic Australian summer, and while the warmer days also coincide with the holiday season, it’s fair to say, Aussies know how to do beach days better than most. 

Whether that’s gathering the troops for a classic BBQ or simply lounging in the sun, having all the essentials with you within arm’s reach is a must.

Finding a bag that is big enough to carry keys, a water bottle, sunnies, sunscreen, your favourite book, and a few snacks is easy enough, however, finding one that is beach-approved *and* stylish is another story. 

So, to ensure you’re set to have the best summer filled with back-to-back beach days, we’ve rounded up the best beach tote bags that should be firmly on your summer must-haves list. 

The best beach tote bags for summer

Louenhide Beach Bag

Simpson beach bag, $49.95 at Louenhide

The Louenhide Simpson beach bag is a stylish and spacious summer essential, perfect for daytime trips or holiday adventures. With ample room for all your essentials, its coated jute exterior combines functionality with a fashionable look, making it an affordable must-have for summer adventures in style.


Terry Beach Bag

Terry beach bag in coconut, $69 at Hommey

Take your summer style to the next level with the Hommey terry beach bag – a chic and functional essential. Made from soft, absorbent cotton terry, it dries quickly and offers ample space for your beach towel, along with pockets for organised storage.



Clarissa raffia tote bag in multi, $193 at Charles & Keith

Your MVP for all sun-soaked adventures. The Clarissa raffia tote by Charles & Keith has ample space for all your beach essentials. With its fun multi-coloured design and raffia make, this bag is guaranteed to be on heavy rotation this season.



Double handle tote bag in blue, $126 at Charles & Keith

Something a bit different and most suited for the fashion-forward beachgoer is this fun blue number by Charles & Keith. Made with a TPU upper, meaning it’s splash-proof and perfect for both the beach or poolside. 



Izoa Imani basket bag in natural/black, $99 at Hardtofind

Looking for a basket beach bag with a twist? The Izoa Imani bag will do the trick. Inspired by picnic baskets, this bag is decorated with black crystal bejewels and its handle is wrapped in a silky ribbon for a luxurious feel. 



Tropicaluxe beach bag, $47.90 at Hardtofind

Waterproof and easy to clean – music to our ears when it comes to a beach tote. This one on Hardtofind can fit up to seven beach towels, perfect for big families. Plus, nothing screams “summer is here” than its tropical leaf design. 



Summery Copenhagen small bag in Doeskl & Lemon Drop, $89 at THE ICONIC

Made for picnics, shopping trips, and most importantly beach days. This carry-all tote by Summery Copenhagen is destined to be your everyday bag.



ASOS DESIGN straw tote with feature resin handle, $64 at ASOS

Is it obvious that we have a soft spot for straw bags? This one by ASOS DESIGN is high on our wishlist this summer. 



Wavelength tote, $34.50 (usually $69) at Gorman

Known for its bold prints, Gorman’s Wavelength tote is waterproof and reversible to wear as a plain green tote. Fold the sides in for a pear-shaped tote, or extend the sides to carry everything you need for a summer dip (and more).



Jacquie crochet tote in natural, $179.95 at Witchery

Complete your beachside look with this tote by Witchery. Featuring leather tassel straps on each side and elegant brushed gold hardware, we’re adding this to cart asap.



Everyday beach clutch wallet, $64.95 at Hardtofind

Structured yet sleek. This Harpertini tote features a durable cotton canvas upper, waterproof inner lining and a waterproof pocket so you can store your wet togs, post-swim. Talk about stylish *and* functional.


Looking for more beach inspo? Check out our Beach Style collection, here.

Lead photo: Sex And The City / Warner Bros.

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