Summer is here, and you know what that means – though you’d like to enjoy the beach and look great in the body you have worked hard for, you are still a mom.

A beach bag comes in handy as you watch your kids play all over the sand. It carries all the beach essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats.

Every mom needs to get the best beach bag to survive no just the day at the beach but the entire summer holidays.

A beach bag should be a magical hat that will hold everything from snacks to baby powder, sunscreen, beach towel and a picnic blanket

Even though it has to carry all these, it should still look stylish while remaining highly functional.

The market is full of beach bags, and we want to make the search less confusing. This is because you’ll come across canvas, plastic and straw bags and you’ll feel overwhelmed.

To avoid confusion, you should build your research skills. By looking through online reviews, you can easily tell whether or not the bag is worth your money or not.

Features to Look for When Buying Beach Bags for Moms

Before getting your beach bags, you probably want to consider the following features:

  • Design
    You need a bag with a flat bottom. This will help distribute the weight of all the essentials in the bag evenly. This is the kind of bag you can set down on the beach without worrying about tipping over and being full of sand. A flat bottomed- bag is also easy to clean.
  • Material
    The material used in the design of a beach bag will determine how it looks and also how functional the bag is. Rule of the thumb –choose bags made of hard-wearing and durable materials like canvas, hard plastic or straw.
  • Stitching of the Straps
    However cute the bag looks, it will carry many things to and from the beach. Since straps hold the weight of the bag, they should be strong enough to last more than a single summer holiday. Look out for a bag with reinforcements at the straps to prevent premature wearing off.
    Straps molded into or built-in to the bag are sturdy and will last a long time.
  • Mesh Bottom
    More and more moms are looking out for bags with this feature. This is because, with the normal bags, you cannot wash out all the sand no matter how you try. To counter this problem, you have beach bags with mesh bottoms or even sides.
    The mesh on the side or at the bottom should be large to let out sand but also strong to carry all the mom beach essentials.
  • Size
    Will the bag hold all beach essentials including the beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, baby powder, phones, and snacks? Well, it should, and it should also carry a few extra items.
  • Style
    Does the bag look like you or will it look good with that you are wearing to the beach? The best bags come in bold and vibrant colors and take on unique shapes.

Having considered all these features, here are our top 5 picks:

5 Best Beach Bags for Moms Reviews 2017

Rank

Image

Name

Material

Editor's Rating

Price

#1

SCOUT Original Deano Large Tote Bag

All-weather woven fabric

#2

Youngnis Foldable Waterproof Carry Storage Bag with Zipper

Polyester fibre

#3

Baja Beach Bag Waterproof Canvas Tote

'Ripstop' fabric

#4

Dejaroo Mesh Beach Bag – Toy Tote Bag

Flexible fabric

#5

SCOUT 4 Boys Bag Jumbo Tote Bag

All-weather woven fabric

1 – SCOUT Original Deano Large Tote Bag

This stylish polypropylene tote is the reliable beach bag you have been looking for.

As mentioned above, the best beach bag gets the work done and makes every mom’s trip to the beach a little less stressful. It also looks great, and that is SCOUT Original Deano Large Tote Bag for you.

It is spacious, and it will prove to be the only bag you ever need to go out to the beach or the swimming pool. It holds everything necessary, it has a sturdy design, and it is easy to clean.

Its durability is the result of the construction using a tough faux leather base. This allows the bag to maintain its shape.

It is also responsible for the bag’s stability when placed on the ground. The bag’s reinforced straps add support to the bag and make it last longer.

You can use the bag in any weather thanks to the all-weather woven fabric which makes the bag highly functional.

The woven fabric is water resistant, lightweight and durable. It is also easy to clean, and you just need to wipe or hose it will water (with or without soap).

The bag’s functionality is further evident on the interior which features a key ring that saves you trouble when you lose keys. With all the space of this bag, you will be able to carry everything you need.​

Things We Liked

  • It has various designs to choose.
  • You can fold flat for easy storage.
  • It's lightweight yet sturdy and durable.
  • It is water resistant/ all-weather woven fabric and easy to clean.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It's costly compared to other beach bags.
  • The handles could be longer. 

2 – Youngnis Foldable Waterproof Carry Storage Bag with Zipper

What’s in a beach bag? That is a question most of us fail to ask before buying a bag.

We should look at what we get out of a bag, how it will simplify trips to the beach, and if it’s worth the money not just how great a bag looks.

This bag is my favorite and when asked why and ‘what’s in it?’ The answer is – the bag’s overall capacity to get the work done, last long and look great.

This Youngnis Foldable Waterproof Carry Storage Bag with Zipper is durable. This durability results from its construction with polyester. It is water resistant, waterproof, lightweight, and strong.

When not in use, you can easily fold the bag to save space. This also means that it is highly portable and convenient to use.

Other than the beach, you can take this bag with you to the airport, to the gym, shopping and out camping too.

Thanks to the flat and stable base, you can place it on luggage. This is, therefore, a perfect travel solution.

You can use it as a handbag or as a shoulder bag. This bag is an excellent gift for a mom.​

Did we mention that it is lightweight and very affordable?​

Things We Liked

  • ​Very affordable price.
  • Made with lightweight waterproof and tear resistant polyester fibre material.
  • Greatly save space after folding,easily carry.
  • It is spacious and will carry just about everything.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It may break along the seams when overloaded.

3 – Baja Beach Bag Waterproof Canvas Tote

What would you call your fashion style – Bohemian, retro or vintage?

Well, if you are a Boho chic or you just like the style, then you have to get this tote. Despite all the mom duties when your kids are home for summer, this bag will make you look forward to the trips.

This Baja Beach Bag is a heavyweight bag made of ripstop canvas. It will, therefore, hold all your beach essentials, and you can also go out shopping with it.

It is a convenient bag that is lightweight but durable. The bag is also water resistant, and won’t tear or rip apart.

It has a large capacity to carry everything you need from snacks, drinks, sunscreen, phones, tablet, and towels.

The bag has zippered pockets which you can use for keys and other valuables. It also has two lined pockets on the outside.

This bag brings together style, function, and comfort. The comfort is a result of the extra thick, soft rope straps.

These straps have a 10” shoulder drop making it perfect for all family events including picnics, road trips, vacations, BBQs, shopping or festivals.

It has a sturdy design at the seams seeing as it has reinforced stitching throughout the bag. The reinforcement makes the bag strong and gives you peace of mind. It comes with a 12-month warranty.​

Things We Liked

  • It has an attractive Bohemian design.
  • Re-enforced stitching throughout that can last for long time.
  • It has thick and comfortable handles.
  • It has an additional zipped pocket for keeping keys and cell phone.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It's smaller than other reviewed bags.

4 – Dejaroo Mesh Beach Bag – Toy Tote Bag

Like every other mom who learns the hard way, it is advisable always to carry your child’s favorite toy to the beach especially when it is portable.

This is because, children get bored so fast and without a wide array of toys and games, you will end your day at the beach prematurely.​

This beach bag is, therefore, all you need because it is large and will hold beach towels, glasses, water bottles, sunblocks, toys, and everything else you may need on the beach.

Besides the spacious main compartment, it also has eight big pockets helping to organize everything. It also has zippered pockets for phones, keys, and other valuables. It is fashionable and reusable.

The straps are long and comfortable meaning that even your husband won’t mind carrying this bag.

It is waterproof and will dry fast when cleaned. Since it is a mesh bag, sand will fall through meaning that you won’t have to deal with messy sand when you get home.

Besides saving on cleaning time, the mesh is also durable, and it will withstand wear and tears from children, sand, and the sea.

Unfortunately, this Dejaroo bag doesn’t stand upright when not in use because the base isn’t a strong and it only stands upright when packed.​

Things We Liked

  • It is spacious and has eight pockets for holding stuff. It also has a zippered pocket for keys and other valuables.
  • It is easy to clean and dry.
  • It is very lightweight yet sturdy.
  • It has durable high-quality mesh that withstands wear and tear from sand,...

Things We Didn't Like

  • The mesh on bottom also allows sand to get in the bag.

5 – SCOUT 4 Boys Bag Jumbo Tote Bag

For most of us, when we think about beach bags, we have SCOUT in the list.

This is a household brand name in the beach bags’ section. However, you just don’t buy the bag because of the name or you buy it because it is highly functional while remaining stylish.

This bag is ideal for use by boys thanks to the color and the design. Moms and girls can use it too.

It is spacious and will hold just about everything necessary at the beach or swim practice. It has a stable base, and when not in use, it will remain upright. The base is made of sturdy faux leather.

When not in use, you can fold it flat and stow it away. The bag is an all-weather woven fabric. This fabric makes it durable, lightweight, water-resistant and easy to clean.​

Unlike other bags that will need all your willpower to be clean, wiping or hosing off this bag is enough.

Besides the all-weather fabric that makes the bag durable, there also is the faux leather base which helps in maintaining shape and lasting through numerous trips. The handles are sturdy, wrapped and have reinforcements for extra support.

It is a versatile bag which you’ll take with you on road trips, shopping, swimming, camping and you can also use it to store off season clothing.​

Things We Liked

  • The bag is very durable thanks to the use of all-weather woven fabric and faux leather.
  • It is spacious and fits lots of stuff.
  • The straps are strong and comfortable.
  • It is lightweight and can fold flat for storage.

Things We Didn't Like

  • ​Expensive price.
  • It lacks pockets for organization.

Conclusion

A lot goes into a beach bag, but for the bag to be a worthy purchase, it should be sturdy, easy to clean, water resistant, have a large capacity, and it should also look great.

Looking at these features and a large number of beach bags online, picking one over the other would be a hurdle hence this review.

Of these five beach bags, we have favorite, the SCOUT Original Deano Large Tote Bag. It is stylish, and the use of all-weather woven fabric makes it stronger and resistant to tears and water. Use of polypropylene makes the bag stronger, lightweight, and waterproof.

The reinforced handles make the bag stronger, durable and comfortable. It is lightweight, spacious and the faux leather base makes it stable. All these features show that this bag will last long. It is, therefore, our pick for mom’s beach bag.