A trusty beach bag is a summer essential. It must be large, sturdy and impervious to sand and water. I steer clear of leather in favor of straw, canvas or even plastic. Most importantly your beach bag must reflect your beach style. If you lean towards beach caftans and turbans (here I go again) I would recommend a chic straw bag to compliment the bohemian vibe you already have going. If you’re sporty try a striped tote in nautical colors or more futuristic go with a clear tote. The choices are endless and the good news is you don’t have to spend a lot on beach bags. Extra bonus, many can do double duty around town in the summer. Here are my top twelve picks for beach bags you’ll use all summer long.