Searching for the ultimate beach bag? Whether you're loading up for a day trip to your local beach or preparing for a week-long getaway in the Caribbean, these beach bags will prove useful for any family.

Written by Hilarey Wojtowicz

CGear Sand-Free Tote II

This beach bag ensures you'll leave sand exactly where it belongs -- the beach! The CGear Sand-Free Tote has a patented dual layer weave technology that forces sand to stay out of the bottom of it. There's an internal pocket for a phone, wallet, keys and/or other precious items, as well as two external pockets for additional storage. The bag can easily hold a few towels and beach toys, too.

Approximate Price: $40

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Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack by REI

Sand and saltwater somehow find their way into all your essentials at the beach, don't they? Keep your electronics, clothes and other valuables dry and sand-free with the Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack by REI. This 13-liter bag is also useful for hiking, biking and other family adventures -- and it's affordable, too!

Approximate Price: $10-25

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Tommy Bahama Deluxe Backpack Beach Chair

This may be the best family beach bag ever, as it's a chair AND a bag! Enjoy a comfortable spot in the sand and easy access to snacks and drinks with the Tommy Bahama Deluxe Backpack Beach Chair. The aluminum frame and steel seat make it durable, while the fabric is soft and comfortable, with an attached adjustable pillow headrest. The chair reclines into five different positions and has back straps (like a backpack) for easy transport.

When you or the kids need a drink, reach into one of the three storage pouches for your beverages -- all are insulated.

Approximate Price: $150 Buy It Now

L.L. Bean Boat and Tote

Nothing beats the classic Boat and Tote by L.L.Bean. The open-top, canvas bag is simple, yet durable, and comes in various sizes; order the Extra Large, Long bag for maximum space!

The Boat and Tote is off-white, and features detailing in Black, Blue, Dark Green, Red and more. Monogramming is also available. Bonus: L.L.Bean offers free shipping!

Approximate Price: $25

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Saltwater Canvas Mesh Whale Bag

The Saltwater Canvas Mesh Whale Bag might not look like it holds much. But it can actually fit six beach towels, plus snacks, drinks and beach toys. It has nine different pockets for storage, including a zipper pocket to protect smartphones and other valuables. Plus, it's easy to care for -- hose it down or throw it in the washer!

Approximate Price: $20

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