Beach Bag Essentials

We asked some of our favorite designers, experts, and coastal personalities what's in their beach bags. Here's their must-have essentials that you can buy now.

Martha Stewart’s Beach Essentials

Between running her media empire and finishing a new cookbook, Martha Stewart took time to reveal what she packs when she indulges in a well-deserved break at the coast.

“Big straw beach totes are the best!”
Photographer Christopher Baker

What’s In Her Beach Bag?

Favorite beaches: The pristine coast of St. Barts and the rocky, awe-inspiring shoreline of Little Cranberry Island, Maine

Her bag:  “Big straw beach totes are the best!”

New Project:  Martha Stewart’s Dinner at Home, (Random House, October 2009) by Martha Stewart, $35;

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