Top 10 Best Beach Backpacks - Discover Your Favourite Lightweight Beach Bag

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Summertime is around the corner and you are planning for a trip to the beach to get some ocean breeze and sunshine. You’ve got all your beach necessities ready and now you are looking for a suited backpack to store them in. Of all the options out there, it is sometimes quite hard to make a decision, especially when beach bags come in various styles and forms, and they are used on different occasions - solo travelling, family trips or vacations with friends. 

Well, we understand your struggles. Everyone’s preference is different, but there are certain features that you can take into consideration to pick out the most suitable beach backpack for you. We have sorted them out in this shopping guide below - 5 features that you should look for in a beach backpack. 

Also, if you are a fan of the CabinZero minimalist design, then just follow along with this article as we will be introducing 10 beach backpacks that are perfect for a fun day in the sun. Let’s figure out which one you will be bringing along with you on the next beach vacation!

5 Features of a Beach Backpack - A Simple Guide to the Best Beach Bag

Waterproof - A Beach Backpack Must-have Feature

When we talk about beach bags, the first thing to bear in mind is how waterproof the material is. It’s no fun spending time at the beach and worrying about your belongings getting splashed in with water, am I right? There are different types of water-resistant, water-repellent, quick dry and waterproof options of beach bags available out there, so don’t forget to be mindful in choosing the best options for your beach trip. 

Another thing to consider when shopping for a beach bag is to check the seams carefully if they are made to prevent the leaks of liquid or not. Taped or welded seams are the types you should look for because they cover the stitched little holes of the bag from the inside. No matter how waterproof backpack is, if the stitched seams are not covered, there are still chances that water can sneak in. 

>> Recommended bag for this feature: the CabinZero ADV Dry Backpack 11L or 30L

For Your Beach Necessities: Small Size - Maximal Storage

This depends on what type of beach trip you’re going on. If it’s a family trip and you need to pack well for the children, you might want to get a bag that can fit most of your family’s essentials. However, if you’re travelling to the beach on your own and all you need is a bag for your sunscreen, beach towel, swimsuit, electronics, a pair of sunglasses and flip-flops, then our advice is to go for a handy and smaller sized backpack. At the end of the day, you only need a daypack on your shoulders to keep the hassles away from your hands.

Recommended bag for this feature: the CabinZero Classic Backpack

Multifunctional Bag - Not Just a Beach Bag

Many travellers are fond of the idea of choosing a bag that can support any kind of journey, even for daily use. It’s not always “sunshine and soft sand” all year round, therefore, having a bag that can travel with you casually for long term use, or even on trips like camping or hiking, would be a great choice. 

A multifunctional and multipurpose backpack should come in a design that works for different occasions, either travelling or day-to-day use. Some backpacks are well designed for this, with quality fabric and water-resistant coating outside for travelling, and a padded laptop compartment inside. You might also want to get a backpack that is made with durable and puncture-resistant materials, so that it can last for a long time.

This kind of multifunctional bag works well if you’re a minimalist too, as you might be tired of having too many bags hanging around the house and always having to make a decision every time you go on a trip.

Recommended bag for this feature: the CabinZero Classic Plus Backpack - 32L or 42L

What to Look for in a Beach Backpack: Lightweight - Sufficient Capacity

Travelling to the beach should always be fun and hassle-free, which is why you don’t want to miss this feature when looking for a beach bag. An ideal beach bag should be lightweight and hold a significant sufficient weight capacity as well. This information can be found on the bag’s website and here is an example of what to consider when you’re shopping for a beach backpack:

Size beach bag

Recommended bags for this feature: the CabinZero Classic Flight Backpack or the Classic Cross Body Bag 

Extra Pockets - An Extra Beach Bag Feature 

Who doesn’t love a beach bag with extra compartments in and out? If you prefer your stuff to be nicely organised and categorised, this is a must-have feature of a beach bag you will certainly love. Imagine opening up your bag and seeing everything mixed up together, and taking ages to find what you’re looking for, you don’t want that hassle. Prepare yourself a nice beach bag with some extra pockets, you will thank yourself later! 

Recommended bag for this feature: Cabinzero Classic PRO 32L

On a side note, if your current beach backpack doesn’t have many compartments that allow you to store your items in different places, worry not - there are always alternatives to this. Try packing cubes - where you can categorise your belongings, store your electronics in one cube, clothing items in another, and so on. These cubes make it neat and accessible to your stuff, so this is a great packing tip for any journey to keep in mind. 

If you’re spending a long day at the beach soaking up the sun, here is our packing suggestion to not miss out on anything:

  • Cube 1 - Electronics: phone, power bank, cables, an outdoor Bluetooth speaker, a camera, an Amazon Kindle (or a regular book) 
  • Cube 2 - Beach towels, swimsuits, a beach hat, a beach blanket, flip-flops, extra clothing items (if any), a high SPF Sunscreen and an SPF lip balm.

>> Check out: Essential Beach Packing List - Family Beach Vacation Checklist

Top 10 Beach Backpacks from CabinZero - Is Your Favourite Bag on the List?

About to go on a beach vacation and looking for a perfect beach backpack? - We’ve got you covered! Here are the top 10 best beach backpacks and a guide to pick your favourite one. 

CabinZero ADV Dry 11L and 30L - A Customer Choice for A Lightweight Beach Bag

The Award-winning, ultimate best-selling beach waterproof backpack, the CabinZero ADV Dry keeps all your belongings dry. With features like a removable zip pouch with an RFID blocking pocket, the bungee cord on the front panel where you can tuck your flip-flops, a fabric shell with high water-resistance coating, this beach backpack or cycling backpack can surely accompany you in every harsh weather condition. 

Waterproof beach backpack

What our customers love about this bag is that it feels like you get 2 items per purchase. With the removable zip pouch, you can fill it with items like sunscreen, lip balm, and wallet (as it’s equipped with an RFID blocking feature, isn’t it cool?), and store your beach towels, swimsuits and other essentials in the backpack.

Weight: 230 g / 0 lb 8 ounces | Capacity: 11L and 30L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 8 | Material: 70 Denier Nylon Ripstop fabric with TPU film

CabinZero Classic Backpack 28L - Trendy Beach Rucksacks

The CABINZERO Classic Backpack is designed to become your great companion on every journey, including those at the beach. The most multipurpose and ultralight backpack you have ever found in the market, the Classic Backpack 28L can be utilised as a beach backpack with all its trademark CabinZero features, made with 600 Denier Polyester fabric and water-resistant coating. Feel free to pack all your beach necessities inside in one place! 

Beach backpack bag

What’s more special about this Classic backpack item? It comes in 25 colours and 3 sizes 28L, 36L and 44L; with the 28L being the most suitable for beach trips as it is small-sized and lightweight. Not only for your day trips to the beach, but this backpack is also perfect for everyday use as well if you’re a minimalist folk. Fit well on any body type, you can never go out of style with this backpack! 

Weight: 600 g / 1 lb 5 ounces | Capacity: 28L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 25 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Bum Bag 2L  - Your Kid’s Favourite Beach Bag

Both minimalist and sophisticated, CabinZero classic Bum Bag is the ideal companion for all the CABINZERO bags and an essential beach accessory. It is available in 13 colour variations to suit your style.

This is the beach bag designed for those who love to travel light with minimal accessories. Leave your heavy stuff at the accommodation, get ready in your swimsuit, and this bag can pretty much fit the rest: a phone, a wallet, a pair of sunglasses and sunscreen. 

Mini beach bag

And what’s even better? Kids love this Bum Bag. Get one for your next family beach vacation and your kids will have their stuff ready and organised!

Weight: 160 g / 0 lb 6 ounces | Capacity: 2L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 13 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Classic Flight 12L - A Simple Beach Bag Option

Simple, small and compact - the CabinZero Classic Flight is much more than a carry-on bag. This multifunctional beach bag is perfect for a day trip, especially at the beach. With its minimal but spacious design, made with 600 Denier Polyester and water-resistant coating, this beach knapsack fits everything you need for a day out in the sun, even a water bottle in its side pocket.

Simple but efficient, this backpack surely blows the hassles away during your beach trip!

Beach cooler backpack

Weight: 360 g / 0 lb 13 ounces | Capacity: 12L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 8 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Classic Cross Body 11L - A Crossbody Beach Bag Design

Looking for a simple, but practical companion sling bag to the beach? The CabinZero Classic Cross Body Backpack comes in handy for those who would like their stuff to be nicely organised. With an outside compartment, items like a phone or sunglasses are easily accessible. 

You can either wear it as a crossbody bag, or carry it with the handle on top, while having all your valuables protected with its simple blocking system.

Beach Sling Bag

Weight: 369 g / 0 lb 13 ounces | Capacity: 11L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 8 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Sidekick 3L - Small-sized, Lightweight but Spacious Beach Bag

Featuring an adjustable shoulder strap, a large, easy-access main compartment and pockets on the front and back, the CabinZero Sidekick is your choice for a fun day at the beach. 

What our customer says about this bag: “Looks small but it can fit at least 2 (square) purses, 2 passports, 2 portable chargers, 2 mobile phones, masks/ wipes/ hand sanitiser, cables, keys, cards etc. Great purchase in a nice colour that doesn't get dirty easily and sturdy zips!” 

Don’t judge the bag by its cover, you’ll be surprised to see how much this bag can fit!

Small Beach Bag

Weight: 180 g / 0lb 6 ounces | Capacity: 3L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 8 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Hustle 8L - A Lightweight but High Capacity Bag

Another option for your beach vacation, the big brother of the Hip Pack 2L - The CabinZero Hustle provides you with extra storage while still keeping your day at the beach in style. Sunscreen, sunglasses, a small water bottle, a wallet, electronics like a phone, an action camera or a power bank can be perfectly fit in this beach backpack.

Black Beach Bag

What our customer says about the bag: “Most amazing and comfortable bag, I can carry 500ml metal thermos and won't even notice it to be too big or too small, size just perfect to fit all my EDC and water bottle. I am so happy! Best bag I ever owned, quality is outstanding!”

Weight: 300 g / 0 lb 11 ounces | Capacity: 8L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 3 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Flapjack 4L - A Keep-the-Sand-away Kind of Bag

CabinZero Flapjack – a stylish, ultra-light, and secure crossbody bag that’s ideal for any beach day trip for those folks who love a trendy colour beach bag. With zip pockets, water-resistant material, an RFID blocking pocket and a security flap, the Flapjack offers protection from sand and the elements while leaving your hands free to enjoy the moment at the beach.

With 2 outside compartments and inside pockets, this flapjack is a great companion to the beach that you might not think of!

Yellow beach bag

Weight: 300 g / 0 lb 11 ounces | Capacity: 4L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 3 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Flipside 3L - An Alternative Crossbody Beach Bag

Compact, discreet and lightweight, the CabinZero Flipside holds all your essentials and gives you the freedom to enjoy a beachy sunny day. This is a handy crossbody bag to keep valuables like your key, phone, small camera, and wallet close at hand.

With multiple zip compartments, including an RFID blocking pocket, it helps you to keep your possessions safe and organised as well.

Trendy beach bag

Weight: 220 g / 0 lb 8 ounces | Capacity: 3L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 3 | Material: 600 Denier Polyester Fabric

CabinZero Cubes in Medium - A Beach Bag Essential 

Want to be extra organised? Try these CabinZero Packing Cubes in Medium size and fit them in your bigger beach backpacks. This is a perfect item if you want your gear to be categorised, especially if you’re having a beach backpack that doesn’t come with many compartments. 

What our customer says about these cubes: “I've purchased this set of Cubes in order to organize my bag In order to make better use of the place. The material is great and the cubes are very comfortable to use. I'm so happy with them.”

Weight: 150 g / 0 lb 5 ounces | Capacity: 5,5L | Waterproof: Yes | Colors: 1 | Material: Matt finish Nylon 500 Denier Rip-Stop fabric.

Packing Cubes for beach trips


That’s a wrap for our top 10 CabinZero beach backpacks, some tips and tricks in how to choose the most suitable beach bag for your next vacation, as well as to maximise its potential. If you’re interested in other travel backpack options, please head to our homepage at

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