The second summer rolls around here in the Ocean State, we try to go to the beach as often as we can. Perhaps the only part of beach season that's harder than maintaining your beach body (honestly, who can resist Del's lemonades) is finding the perfect beach tote. This year, we finally found the solution to our beach tote woes: the Boat and Tote Bag from LL Bean. With straps so durable they can hold up to 500 pounds (that's a lot of snacks) and a double-layer base, the Boat and Tote bag is built to withstand both surf & sand. We prefer the large size, complete with custom monogram!