We are firm believers in packing light, so we lined up our favorite beach totes that do double duty as carry-ons.
Gearing up for a tropical getaway? Think twice before tossing your beach essentials — swimsuit, SPF lotion, and a nice pair of sunglasses — into your go-to carry-on personal item. Our packing philosophy is to never bring more than you need, so we suggest you opt instead for a stylish beach tote that’s also sturdy enough to double as your carry-on bag.
What does this look like in reality? Depending on your personal style and destination of choice, you could go in a more classic direction and select a chic blue-and-white embroidered tote that you can take straight from the airport to the beach.
Or you can channel your inner hippie by opting for a boho bag in vibrant colors with accents such as tassels and pom-poms to match your fun personality. And if you are heading on a road trip and plan to explore a variety of small towns and beaches, then pick up a sturdy, medium-sized backpack in an exotic floral print — it looks cool and will keep your belongings safe.
Here, we rounded up 18 chic beach bags to take with you both on and off the sand.