Versatile straw beach bags for your every summer outing.
Straw Beach Bags
If you’re headed to the beach, odds are that top of your list is a beach bag. But not just any beach bag. You’re looking for a woven carryall that will instantly transport you to the marketplaces of France, the coasts of Italy, and the sands of Cape Cod—all at the same time. And, as it happens, there’s just one bag that will do all that, instantly. It’s the woven straw beach bag that you admire so much.
This summer, when you shop for a new straw beach bag, consider some of the new styles that will not only suit all your beach-going needs, but also effortlessly transition to the streets of the concrete jungle you call home when you’re not sunbathing oceanside.
Ahead, find your perfect straw beach bag that is oh-so-much-more than just that. While some fit a family’s worth of towels, kids toys, and even a hat, others are totes for more of just essentials, like some sunscreen, a water bottle, and maybe a few small snacks for the road. They’re infused with color, boast leather trim, and some are even fully lined for a slightly more tailored look. We have one for every beachside style. Check them out here.
Our Top Picks
If you love the beachside straw weave, kick it up a notch with this overall leather lattice. It elevates the bag with a subtle structure you’ll love and adds a contrast of white, black, or even a deep red for your every coordination need.
Go for the OG style with this French basket, woven to perfection. With simple brown leather straps and no branding to speak of, it’s the perfect carryall, whether you’re filling it with beach towels or everyday essentials.
When it comes to woven bags, it’s all in the details. And Pamela Munson surely delivers. You’ll fall in love with this Victorian-inspired tote with embroidered floral ribbon and a fully lined interior.
When adding a pop of color to your straw beach bag, there’s no need to go over-the-top. This butter yellow is a great way to infuse some new life into your beach bag, but with the chicest of intentions.
Depending on how many beach essentials you stuff this tote with, there are two different handle options that you can switch at a moment’s notice: one that fashions it more as a hand-held, and the other that you can swing over your shoulder.
In the interest in transitional wear, A.P.C. has your back with a straw beach bag that has two handles and also one longer shoulder strap that fastens end-to-end. With subtle branding, it also includes a leather outside pocket for all your slim essentials.
Go for that retro look with a cane weave instead of a tighter one. This oversized tote with simple leather handles will take you back to the ‘70s with ease.
Infuse a little color into your straw beach bag collection with this colorfully woven beach bag from Cesta Collective, complete with a drawstring lining to keep all your essentials in check.
Personalize your straw beach bag with chic leather letters in an understated selection of neutral tones that add just the right amount of preppy appeal to your carryall.
Just because your beach tote is made of straw doesn’t mean you can’t go for color. Keep it classic with this nautical-inspired navy-and-white stripe tote with coordinated pompoms for flair.
Even with the most classic and neutral of straw beach totes, you can amp up your look with a more interesting knotted leather handle, complete with an extra fringe that moves as you do.
For just a subtle pop of color, shop this beach tote that has a rainbow woven double-handle and fully-lined interior.
One of the most classic straw beach bags from season to season is from Loewe, with a subtle embossed logo patch on the front. Though always sold with brown leather trim, this season has introduced a navy front logo.
Opt for pastels like butter yellow, cornflower blue, and faded purple. The ribbon handles add an extra punch and it further stands out from the crowd with its asymmetrical design and single wind-blown fringed edge.
RELATED: 9 Best Places to Shop Family Matching Swimsuits
Decide what size you need, first, depending on what you’re looking to tote to and from the beach all summer. Are you looking for oversized? Or really just need a handbag-sized woven beauty? Once you’ve decided on that, choose your unique style secondarily.
OTHER TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: Shop the best beach gears, beachwear and sunglasses.
This summer, invest in a new straw beach bag, but make sure it’s one that you can take with you everywhere. From Memorial Day to Labor Day and maybe even beyond, make this your new go-to.
RELATED: 10 Packable Sun Hats for Travel
All products featured on Viva Cabana are independently selected by our editorial team, and the company may earn commission through affiliate links.