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Best Beach Bags for Moms (Our Reviews + Links to Shop!)

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June 26, 2021

Are you searching for a list of the best beach bags for moms that can double as the best pool bags for moms?

I’ve spent hours interviewing friends, reading reviews, and researching products to put together this list of the best beach bags for moms!

Keeping in mind qualities such as size (we need a lot of room, right!), durability, water resistance, and style, of course, I LOVE all of the beach bags that made this list!

I can guarantee that in reading our reviews and clicking on the links to shop, you’ll be sure to find the perfect beach bag to meet your needs – and pocketbook.

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Get our list of the best beach bags for moms from top U.S. family travel blog, Travel With A Plan!

1. Yeti All-Purpose Tote

It doesn’t get any better than the Yeti Camino Carryall 35 bag tote which is our #1 pick for the best beach bag for moms!

As multi-taskers, we moms need a tote that can take us from the park to sporting events, to the beach, and everywhere in between.

Not only is this bag both durable and waterproof, but it can stand up on its own due to its molded, flat bottom.

As an added bonus, our favorite Yeti tote comes in 4 trendy colors and is big enough to fit up to 5 beach towels inside.

Additional tip: A fun bag and a cute outfit go hand in hand! Complete the look of this trendy bag by wearing this stylish Coolibar UPF 50+ beach cover-up dress with it!

  • Size: 18 1/8″ X 14 7/8″ X 9 7/8″ (WxHxD)
  • Best features for moms: Large opening to fit in tons of stuff, can be hosed off when it gets dirty, sandy, or muddy.

2. Water-Resistant Large Shoulder Bag

I love the expensive look (yet affordable price!) of this large water-resistant tote with long shoulder straps.

This bag is the perfect size to carry swim diapers, goggles, sunscreen, and other family beach essentials, as well as has 4 pockets…2 of which are zippered pockets.

Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, its large, yet lightweight size will have you hooked on believing that it is truly one of the best beach bags for moms.

Size: 14.6″ X 15.4″ X 4.7″ (WxHxD)

Best features for moms: Fun patterns to choose from (I love the pineapple pattern!), pockets, perfect size canvas tote for the beach.

3. X-Large BOGG Bag

Functional yet totally hip, this is one of the best beach bags for families!

I absolutely love the ultra-trendy, mom-invented Bogg Bag that comes in 10 different solid colors and 4 different patterns.

This award-winning, 5-star tote stands upright on its own, is tip-proof, and is both waterproof and washable.

Inside, there are clear zippered pockets perfect for storing phones and accessories, whereas the main compartment can hold up to 6 beach towels!

Made of a material called CVA (think Crocs – but so much better!), this tote is somewhat spendy but totally multipurpose and worth every penny.

You can use it for the beach (perfect for storing beach toys!), as a boat tote, or for the pool, lake, camping, sports, picnicking, and more.

  • Size: 19″ x 15″ x 9.5″ (WxHxD)
  • Best features for moms: This is easily one of the best pool bags for moms as it is multi-purpose, has a large large size, and is easy to wash in order to keep it looking clean and new.

4. SCOUT 4 Boys Bag XL

I absolutely love the look and feel of the SCOUT utility tote, making it my vote for one of the best beach totes for moms!

The SCOUT bag just so happens to be one of the best waterproof beach bags on the market too!

This lightweight, extra large beach tote is water-resistant and made of an all-weather woven fabric (like a tarp).

SCOUT has a huge opening and large, flat base allowing it to be filled to max-capacity with tons of beach gear or camping essentials.

Plus, it is collapsible and foldable for easy-peasy storage.

Having been featured in The Oprah Magazine, SCOUT is hugely popular and comes in tons of colors and various sizes to fit everyone’s needs.

Size: 24″ X 19″ X 12″ (WxHxD)

Best features for moms: Stylish, huge capacity, makes a great gift for other moms!

5. Classic XL Mesh Beach Bag

If you’re looking for a classic mesh beach bag that can double as a pool bag, this is the one!

I personally own this convenient and oversized mesh beach tote and love its external pockets.

My favorite features are its 5 pockets, zippered top, and the fact that the mesh fabric allows sand and water to filter out.

Plus, it can hold up to 5 beach towels!

If you’re flying with kids to your family beach vacation, this is the best travel beach bag as it can collapse flat and be easily transported in a suitcase or carry-on.

Consider purchasing these matching mesh sea shell-picking bags that come in a 4-pack…perfect for your littles to store their shells from the beach in!

Size: 24″ X 18″ X 8.7″ (WxHxD) – There’s an XXL beach bag in this variety too!

Best features for moms: Huge capacity, easy to clean, takes very little room to store.

6. Rope Handle Beach Bag

Another one of the best family beach bags is this stylish and versatile canvas-like beach tote.

This tote bag is waterproof and has a huge inner compartment, big inner zippered pocket, and sturdy rope handles that provide ultimate comfort while carrying it.

I love the nautical look of the navy and white stripes, although this “Best Beach Bag for Moms” comes in 4 other patterns that are also highly rated.

Additional planning tip: Prevent yourself from bringing home a mess of extra sand by placing your beverages, cell phones, sunglasses, and sunscreen in these beach sand coasters – before having to place them back into your beach bag.

Size: 22″ X 15″ X 6″ (WxHxD)

Best features for moms: Side pockets on both ends, built-in bottle opener, fits up to 4 beach towels.

7. Woven Beach Bag

If you love the look of having a woven bach bag, this is our top pick for a woven beach tote.

Though this beach bag is not as big as the others on our list, it is perfect for a couple of Sand Cloud Turkish Towels, books, and other more compact items that you may be bringing to the beach.

We love the zipper closure over the main compartment, its leather handles, and the colorful pom pom tassels that add a little style and spice.

Size: 19.3″ X 13.8″ X 6″ (WxHxD)

Best features for moms: Stylish, perfect for when you don’t have a ton of stuff to bring along.

BONUS: Though I have not personally owned a neoprene beach bag, they are another great family beach bag option!

Neoprene (the synthetic rubber used to make wet suits)  has become increasingly popular as a material to use because of its stain resistance and general durability.

Please let me know in the comments what your favorite beach bag was on our “Best Beach Bags for Moms” list! Happy travel ya’ll!

Jen

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  1. Reply

    Harmony, Momma To Go

    June 30, 2021

    I love the blue striped one = I like side pockets. For our family bag we have a giant LL BEAN boat tote – I think we have the XL size. this summer I decided I need my own bag. I just use this straw tote I got for free LOL. We just keep them packed all week.

    • Reply

      Jen

      July 1, 2021

      A beach bag always packed and ready to go? You’re my kind of girl!!!!

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    Liana Moore

    June 29, 2021

    I love the Yeti totes and the other ones are super cute too!

    • Reply

      Jen

      July 1, 2021

      I’m contemplating on getting a Yeti tote and doing it as a giveaway on the blog? They are just so darn cool.

  3. Reply

    Corinne

    June 29, 2021

    Our Bogg bag is super useful and the YETIs are huge in the hockey parent crowd haha

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      Jen

      July 1, 2021

      Ooooo…The Yeti bag would be great for sports equipment! I would never want it to get scuffed up though :)??

  4. Reply

    Kim Amundson

    June 28, 2021

    Loved the beach bag article! I love the pineapple bag the best too! 😉

    • Reply

      Jen

      June 28, 2021

      Yay! Pineapples are so ‘in’ right now!!! I wonder how long the pattern will stick around?

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    Sarah Blevins

    June 28, 2021

    We absolutely love our MESH bags! They are so perfect for pool and beach trips with kids.

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      Jen

      June 28, 2021

      Ditto! Mesh bags are my go-to for sandy outings! Thanks for reading!!

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    Holidays from Hels

    June 27, 2021

    You are so right, size and water resistance are key. I do love a nautical theme too. An enjoyable selection to browse. Just got to choose one now!

    • Reply

      Jen

      June 28, 2021

      Thanks for reading! I get a new beach bag at least once per year. There’s something about having a stylish one that makes pool and beach outings more fun 🙂

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