10 of the best beach bags

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  • Time to bag one of these!

    OK, hands up – who’s planning some winter sun? Whether it's a ‘Staycation’ or a getaway trip for Christmas, if you’re travel savvy, you’ll have started planning in advance. And there’s one item you'll need to keep your family travel essentials together: the perfect beach bag. Click through to view all 10 of our arm candy.

  • Anya Hindmarch, £27.50

    This seasonal tote by the elite bag designer, Anya Hindmarch, is a great way to parade a bit of arm candy as well as being really functional and beach-ready. This comes in muted grey with a colour pop of canary yellow – a perfect size for storing all your beach goodies and versatile enough to use as a shopper bag post-holiday.

  • Boden, £16

    Clad in a quirky, horse print which'll make you giddy with excitement when using it, this Boden baby isn’t designed to carry heavy items but is perfect for light essentials like suncream, book and sunnies. What’s great is its canvas fabric, which is easy to wash in case you experience any ice cream spillages! Watch out for the inside zip, hook and loop fastening too - very handy for a busy day by the pool.

  • Cath Kidston, £45

    Emblazoned with sail boats and lighthouses, this kooky satchel-style bag is the perfect accessory for your beach-chic getup. It comes with sturdy, adjustable straps and helpful, nifty compartments for all your items. The wax-leather effect makes it perfectly easy to shake off sand and anything else you pick up on the beach. It also comes with a matching shopper bag too!

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  • French Connection, £12

    This fun, psychedelic butterfly floral bag is a great addition to your beach attire and would make a perfect shopper bag when your holiday comes to an end. The material of the bag is hardwearing and perfect for taking it with you when you do your food shop!

  • Frost French for Debenhams, £16

    Go dotty over this fun and flirty number, which is aptly part of the label’s ‘Floozie’ line. It has a retro flair to it, which makes it fab to look at but it’s also very functional with its patent, waterproof outer layer and strong straps.

  • Jeremy Scott for Longchamp, £152.58

    An exciting and very stylish collaboration, this is definitely worth the investment. A colourful, chic companion for the beach and beyond. It has valuable longetivity qualities with its strong, leather straps and leather coated zip, exactly what you would expect from a Longchamp bag. The last thing you'll want to do is call home...

  • Marks and Spencer, £25

    This isn’t just a beach bag – this is an M&S beach bag! Emblazoned with a delicate, pastel hued floral print– this roomy, whimsical lovely will bring a colourful spark to the beach and beyond.

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  • New Look, £12

    Hello sailor! This striped, nautical number from New Look (very D&G darling) was just made to be by the sea, and will make a super stylish holdall for all your seaside essentials. Not the sturdiest of bags but it sure looks good!

  • Pink Lining, £65

    True to its functionality meets fabulous style moto – this bag is definitely a requirement for mums with lots of baggage! With its nifty compartments, zips and secret pockets – it comes in a happy-go-lucky pattern, you will definitely 'heart' this bag. Perfect for mums with little tykes.

  • Topshop, £22

    Never worry about losing your items with this fluoro-tastic number from Toppers. This transparent, patent bag is quilted too, adding extra style points and padding along with a strong, metal chain handle, which allows you to cram more things into it!

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