The necessities for a day at the beach vary from the pragmatic — towels, sunscreen, water, sandals, light snacks — to the indulgent — summer reading, a speaker, plenty of craft beer. Because this assortment doesn’t readily fit into a backpack, the tote bag is the go-to option for beachgoers. There’s a range of modern totes on the market made from leather, canvas and nylon that will keep your personal style intact while hauling goods across the hot sand. So before you embark on your next ocean getaway, pick up one of these bags and be prepared for a day in the sun.
Additional contribution by Grant Tillery.
Tote Bag by Rains $55
Parachute Tote by Epperson Mountaineering $145
Denim Tote by Orslow $149
Tote Bag by Filson $185
Boat Tote by Joshu + Vela $298
Gadget Tote by Kapital $423
Raw-Edge Tote by Sid Mashburn $595