Bought this and the octopus style bag for my 2 children (aged 3 and 8) and they were absolutely perfect for taking to the beach. Big enough to hold a few things (hat, microfibre towel, drink, spades etc) whilst being a manageable size for children of those ages. The pockets on the outside meant we could keep a water bottles and sandy items away from fabric and the mesh base on the main bag made it very easy to keep clean. They got rather a lot of praise for their fun design when we were out and about.
This bag is great for our little one to carry things around the house, take toys in when we're out and about, or to store toys in at the end of the day. It's bright and an original design which is well made and the mesh style means sand really doesn't stick inside.
We got this bag for our 2 year old as a little beach bag for her first ever holiday and boy was it used! She was always calling it her crabby bag to the point that we started calling it that as well. It's a handy bag, carries quite a lot of stuff in it and sand etc filters out through the mesh. We loved it.