Heading off for a day at the beach doesn’t require too much, but a few things are important:a swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, and a beach bag to carry everything.What is it that makes a bag a “beach bag” though? Whether you’re loading up the family for an exotic getaway or taking a day trip to your local beach, here’s what makes the perfect beach bag.
Beach bags need to be a bit oversized. I mean they’re carrying bulky towels, sunscreen, a hat, a book for leisurely reading, snacks, water, and whatever extras your beach day might include. So, the perfect beach bag needs to be big enough to fit all of those items and more.
Having a bag that is durable is also essential. Imagine you spot the perfect spot at the beach, but as you’re making your way through the sandy beach, your bag rips, your items fall out and someone snags that perfect spot. Not fun, right? Opt for a strong, fully lined canvas bag with rope handles to avoid this kind of disappointment.
Pockets are fantastic for keeping your beach bag organized. Use the pockets to easily stow away your sunglasses, phone or water bottle, keeping them secure and within easy access. No digging around necessary.
Our eco-friendly water bottle
fits perfectly inside our beach bags’ pockets – so does a phone! Check out our variety of bags here
You don’t want a bag to add any extra weight to your beach day, so a lightweight bag is essential. A canvas or burlap material are great choices for keeping the bag lightweight.
Easy To Travel With
Beach bags are needed for the destination but can sometimes get in the way during travel. So, whether you’re hopping on a flight off to the Carribbean or loading up the car for road trip to the beach, a bag that can be compactly folded into a suitcase is key to easing the travel process. You don’t want a bag that is going to get in the way when you don’t want it to.
Looking for a bag?
Shaded Malibu has a variety of oversized, lightweight beach bags
available. Choose from abeachy burlap or a classic canvas material, with or without a mesh bottom to help remove unwanted sand.
The salty water and sun’s rays can be dehydrating, remember to pack an eco-friendly water bottle
in your new beach bag!
Why choose a beach bag with a mesh bottom?
The mesh bottom helps easily remove sand from the bottom of the bag, making sure you don’t take the sand doesn’t come with you!
Here’s a video demonstrating the benefit of our mesh bottom beach bags.
Christa Adams is a writer, photographer, and sustainable traveler based in Barcelona. She's been traveling solo since 2014 has a passion for the outdoors, coffee culture, and exploring quaint European towns. Follow her adventures at www.thespiritedexplorer.com