7 Sustainably-Made Bags for Your Next Trip to the Beach

Looking for summer essentials? We’ve hand-picked a list of bags, all certified sustainably made and available on Amazon, that seamlessly blend style, functionality, and eco-consciousness. From simple totes to soft coolers, these bags are perfect for all your beach day plans this summer.

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This simple canvas tote bag is the perfect eco-friendly beach companion. Crafted from 100% organic cotton, this bag is both durable and versatile, ideal for carrying essentials like towels, sunscreen, and snacks. It is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, which means it was produced with fair labor practices and is free from harmful chemicals and pesticides.

Though on the more expensive side, this bag is well worth its price: each bag is hand-sewn in Portland, Maine from recycled sails and thus is completely one-of-a-kind. This tote is also roomy and durable, with water-resistant fabric that keeps your items safe from splashes and sand. 

Looking for something more functional? This leakproof lunch bag is perfect for a picnic at the beach, with an expandable design and insulated compartments that ensure your snacks and beverages stay cool. This product is also certified carbon neutral, meaning that all emissions produced in its manufacturing have been offset. 

This Amazon Reviewer was a fan:

“Roomy, lots of storage. Holds more than shown. I put a hot soup thermos with a heat pad in the top part alone. Had a big salad, sandwich, and bento box in the bottom and still had enough room for 4 standard ice packs. Plenty of room for snacks and other stuff to stick all around the sides. My job requires me to be gone from 6 am to 4:00pm and this cooler not only hold enough for all my snacks and meals, but doubles as my purse too!”

Maelstrom also offers a carbon-neutral backpack version for more convenient carrying. This bag would make the perfect companion to an extended beach outing or a more rigorous outdoor adventure like a coastal hike. 

Both smart and stylish, this Esembly wet/dry bag doubles as a diaper bag and a beach bag. With two fully waterproof compartments, it is perfect for wet swimsuits and towels after a dip in the ocean. The materials used in this bag consist of 100% certified recycled fabric sourced from post-consumer plastic bottles, making it a stellar eco-friendly choice.

This trendy mesh bag is a must-have for carrying your beach-day essentials. Lightweight and flexible, it expands to carry anything from a bottle of sunscreen to a family’s worth of beach toys. It is also made from 100% organic cotton and is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. 

Want to keep your food and beverages cool without sacrificing style? While this vegan picnic bag has the appearance of leather, it is crafted out of Supernatural Paper, a tree cellulose-based material sourced from responsibly-managed forests. This means that it is not only eco-friendly but insulated and water-resistant – you can’t go wrong with this pick.

One reviewer says:

“I love the brown paper bag look of this. It’s neat without looking flashy. The capacity of this bag is really nice, and large enough to use at the grocery store. The material is strong and has a rustic vibe. If you want a cooler bag that is larger than a lunchbox but smaller than a gigantic beach bag, this one is middle ground.”

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