Unfortunately, theft at beaches happens, even at some of the nicest beaches in the world. Thieves tend to be opportunists usually targeting unattended items with no one in the vicinity. They are likely to watch people’s movements and look for the easiest options, so why not make it difficult for them.
Arguably the safest option is to only bring the essentials, but this isn’t always possible. Most of the time you’ll want to bring your smartphone and your wallet with you. The solution? Locking beach bags. They are handy, lockable, usually splash resistant, and can often be attached to large objects like a sunbed or an umbrella, making it harder for a potential thief and drawing more attention from other beach-goers.
We’ve compiled a list of the seven best locking beach bags to protect your treasured items and to take the burden of worry off your shoulders the next time you’re heading out to the beach.
FlexSafe by AquaVault
Featured on SharkTank, this ultra-portable anti-theft bag is slash-proof and ideal if you’re packing light and need to protect your valuables. The FlexSafe bag means you don’t need to worry about carrying a key with you as it is equipped with a combination lock.
This bag is lightweight, discrete, and can be conveniently locked to your lounge chair, umbrella, or just about anywhere else suitable. Its water-resistance abilities make it perfect for small electrical devices, including your smartphone. With seven inches of usable height, you can comfortably leave your larger objects knowing they are safe.
Pacsafe Travelsafe X15
If you need to bring your bulky items with you then the Pacsafe travelsafe x15 is ideal, boasting 16 liters of space. It’s big enough to carry two 15-inch laptops and you can use the bag with the included shoulder strap or the carry handle for added comfort. The bag has excellent security features including cut and water-resistant nylon fabric with an embedded 360-degree stainless steel wire loop.
The wire loop is long enough to fit around two lounger chairs or even small beach furniture and the included TSA-approved combination padlock securely fastens your belongings away. Made from strong nylon fabric this bag is super-durable and easy to clean.
CoolBag Gen 2
A CoolBag that ticks all the boxes if you are taking a day trip to the beach. It has ample room for any valuables and bulky items and easily converts into a backpack. An additional section at the bottom of the back allows you to add an ice packet so you can keep your drinks cool for a full day on the beach. Featuring puncture-proof zips all around and a combination padlock zipper, this bag has a clever design. The handle has a cable inside and can be detached allowing you to secure it anywhere you need to.
Inside you will find padded pockets for smartphones and also a separate pocket with RFID blocking abilities so you can store your bank cards, passport, car keys safely. On the exterior of the bag, there’s a pocket big enough for a large water bottle and also magazine pockets on each side. This bag is a multi-functional bag that will make any day trip easier and safer.
Vaultz Locking Zipper Tote Bag
For those looking to purchase a bag that is just as suited for a day at the beach as it is for exploring and sightseeing then, the Vaultz Locking Zipper Tote Bag could be the bag for you. This bag is a slightly more cost-effective option and allows you to secure your possessions safely with its included removable tethering cable. This teether allows you to attach this generously sized tote bag to any stationary object on your next day out.
Big enough to fit your towels, wallet/purses, and other small electrical devices, you won’t need to worry about leaving anything behind. The bag also uses ultra-durable and water-resistant Nylon and sturdy rubber-coated zippers to help keep sand and water out.
LOCTOTE AntiTheft Sack 3L
If you just want a small bag that you can carry around with you or attach to a normal backpack this might be the one. The Loctote AntiTheft sack has a clever design with a patented steel-reinforced locking strap that you attach around a fixed object. When folded up this bag fits easily into the palm of your hand and won’t take up much space in your luggage. It’s made from a one-piece construction with slash and water-resistant materials making it very durable and eliminating weak spots. The RFID block pockets shield your cards from any unauthorized scanning.
WaterSeals Cinch Drawstring BackPack
The WaterSeals Cinch is another low-cost bag. It can be used as a drawstring backpack and has ample space inside for your beach essentials. You can choose from 7 unique colors and an inside pocket is included with the bag, perfect for a room key or spare cash that you may need at the beach.
If you are looking for a bag to deter thieves from your personal belongings this might well make them think twice. With a unique rolltop cinch and combination lock buckle, waterproof taped seams, and durable material you’ll know your belongings are kept safe and secure.
LOCTOTE Flak Sack II
It’s safe to say that in the design department the Flak Sack II is very stylish but that’s not all this bag has going for it. It is also a very safe locking beach bag and features LOCTOTE’S proprietary material called Flaknit meaning it’s very difficult to slash with a knife, scoring an ANSI level 9, not only is it strong and safe it is also very comfortable, lightweight, and convenient to use.
You can safely cinch the steel-reinforced strap and attach the Flak Sack II to any fixed object you desire with the heavy-duty brass combination lock, you’ll find even the drawstrings are slash-resistant on the Flak Sack. It seems nothing has been ignored when designing this bag, ample amounts of room inside with RFID blocking technology protecting you from high tech theft.