Between your overnight bags, ditty bags and gym bags, do you really need a bag dedicated for trips to the beach? Yes. Absolutely. You need a bag to help you get your towels, snacks, beverages, sunscreen, reading material and speaker from the car to the water without having to worry about the fact that this particular storage device will most certainly get covered in sand, water and probably a fair amount of beer if you’re doing it right. Here are the 10 best beach bags for men.


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J.Crew Packable Ripstop Tote Bag

It doesn’t have fancy internal or external divided pockets. It doesn’t have a removable shoulder strap. It doesn’t have a cool print, key lanyard or leather handles. But whatever the J.Crew Packable Ripstop Tote Bag lacks in extra features it makes up for in simplicity, cost and packability. Originally designed as a grocery tote bag, this bag made of micro-ripstop material that resists tearing and is incredibly lightweight, the J.Crew Tote packs easily into itself and is as perfect for a bag of apples as it is a towel, Bluetooth speaker and bottle of water for the beach. $25



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Lands’ End Novelty Rope Tote

If you’re the kind of person that wants to set up shop in the sand and chill out while you dive through a collection of New York Times Bestsellers and the magazines you never seem to have time to read, you won’t find find much better in a beach bag than the Lands’ End Novelty Rope Tote. The 100% cotton bag has long nautical rope handles that make it easy to carry over your shoulder, and the interior front and back pockets make separating reading materials from beach essentials easy. $60



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Apolis Tote Market Bag

The Apolis Tote Market Bag is one of the most iconic totes on the market thanks to the interesting construction, clean lines and the connection with the workers in Bangladesh that handcraft each bag. The 13″ x 18″ x 8″ is big enough to hold anything you’ll need while you’re soaking up some rays, and there’s even a 6″ x 7″ internal pocket and a waterproof lining to keep your phone or your keys separate and protected. $68



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Herschel Supply Co. Bamfield Tote

Herschel Supply Co. is best known for their colorful backpacks, but their totes bags are just as fun and well built as their shoulder-strapped brethren. Herringbone twill fabric. Custom liner. Internal hanging storage pocket and cord key loop. External storage sleeve. Almost 60L of storage space. 10 different exterior options ranging from bright solid colors and muted twills to camo and flower patterns. $90



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Patagonia Headway Tote

Crafted with a 600D recycled polyester lining and a 940D 100% ballistic nylon body with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish, the Patagonia Headway Tote is built as durably and designed as simply as everything else they’ve ever produced. In addition to holding your beach gear in one of four different colorways, each bag is outfitted with external zip pockets, a top zip closure and an internal sleeve so you can separate the book you’re reading and the keys you’re going to need later from the towels and sunscreen. $119



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United by Blue Cedar Tote

Inspired by the waterways of the world, Philadelphia based United by Blue crafts a complete collection of bags that are ready for adventure. The United by Blue Cedar Tote is a 16L bag that’s capable of carrying one man’s beach essentials to and from the car or down the trail, but it also does double duty as an EDC tote thanks to the divided pockets, the downpour proofing and water repellent protection. If you’re looking for a bag you can take to morning meetings before an afternoon at the beach, this is it. $128



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Fjällräven Totepack No. 2

Made with Fjällräven’s own G-1000 hardwearing and versatile fabric and available in twelve different color options, the Fjällräven is an everyday carry bag that easily converts between traditional tote carry and fully-fledged backpack. You might not be able to fit an entire linen closet of towels inside, but you won’t have to worry about finding your keys at the bottom of a sandy mess of a bag thanks to the divided zipper pockets. $175



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Stanley & Sons Olive Canvas Tote Bag

Made out of sturdy 24oz water repellent canvas with a canvas boot to resist wear and tear, the Stanley & Sons Olive Canvas Tote Bag is a gorgeous and gigantic bag that will stylishly and effortlessly get all of your gear wherever it needs to go. The clean lines and simple silhouette are complimented with hand-dyed brown leather straps, 2″ webbing on the inner rim and hand-hammered copper rivets with leather washers at stress points. Like everything else from Stanley & Sons, this is a piece that looks great now but will look even better in ten years. $207



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Jack Spade Industrial Canvas Striped Dipped Coal Bag

No list of quality men’s bags would be complete without something from Jack Spade, and their Industrial Canvas Striped Dipped Coal Bag is a great example why. The bag originally designed in the 1920s for carrying up to 100 pounds of coal has been stylishly updated by Jack Spade with stripes, a contrasting dip, leather carry handles and a removable shoulder strap that will make you want to take more trips to the shore this summer just to show off your bag. $228



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Sperry Sea Bags Vintage Numbers Weekender

When it comes to men’s gear that does double duty on land or at sea, nothing is more recognizable than the Sperry Boat Shoe. That same kind of versatility and durability has been incorporated into their Sperry Sea Bags Vintage Numbers Weekender. The body of the bag is handcrafted from recycled sails in Portland, Maine and finished with hand-spliced hemp rope handles and a white shoulder strap. It’s the perfect beach bag if you’re carrying for more than one person. $275