22 of the best beach bags to see you through summer in style

The best beach bags have to tick off a number of exacting requirements to meet our expectations.

First thing’s first, they need to be pretty durable to stand up to the elements (read: the bonus bucketful of sand we’ll inevitably end up carting around), and sizeable and sturdy enough to accommodate everything from towels and sun protection to snacks and essentials like purses and keys. But – and here’s the challenge – we also wants something that looks good, an investment that will work with anything from a casual tee and denim shorts to the ethereal kaftan of our dreams.

Luckily for us, for summer 2020, there’s plenty of choice no matter what style you’re going for – think lightweight cotton shoppers, structured, fashion-forward totes and relaxed natural textures like wicker and raffia galore.

So whether you’re planning a staycation in the UK, or hoping to jet off for some last-minute summer sun, here are the beach bags that ticks all of our boxes and then some, with prices starting from just £5. You can’t say fairer than that.

The best beach bags for 2020

Zara beach bag

Beach Bag, £49.99, Zara

Zara beach bagBeach Bag, £19.99, Zara

Double Strap Basket in Medium Brown, £19.99 (was £35.99), Mango

mango beach bagDouble Strap Basket Bag, £15.99 (was £35.99), Mango

Mango beach bagEmbroidered Shopper Bag, £15.99 (was £35.99), Mango

H&M Beach bagRound Straw Shopper, £24.99, H&M

H&M Beach bagStraw Shopper, £17.99, H&M

FENN Fringe Tote BagFENN Fringe Tote Bag, £15 (was £22.99), Topshop

M&S Cotton Rich Macrame Hobo BagCotton Rich Macrame Hobo Bag, £25, Marks & Spencer

M&S Cotton Rich Woven Shoulder BagCotton Rich Woven Shoulder Bag, £25, Marks & Spencer

Lulu Guinness Cassidy Straw Basket