A good quality beach towel is a multi-purpose must-have during the summer months. It’s there when you need to dry off, works a warm blanket when temperatures drop, and even does double-duty as a seat and pillow, depending on your needs.
Of course, there’s a wide range of options out there when it comes to picking the best beach towel. Do you want one that’s plush or microfiber? Are you after something with a cool design or are you more into classic stripes? And what about size — do you want something standard or an extra long towel to accommodate a taller build?
And, of course, price matters, too. Maybe you’re OK with spending a little more for the right blanket, or maybe you’d rather get something for less. (Either way, no judgment.) With that in mind, here are some of the best beach towels out there. There’s a little something in here for everyone, so you can find your ultimate beach accessory, whatever your individual needs.
Need some plushness in your beach towel, but don’t want to pay a ton for it? The Laguna Beach Textile Co’s towel is here for it. The 35 by 70 inch towels are made with cotton that’s 50% thicker than bathroom towels for a cushy feel. They also come in an array of different colors, including marine blue and seaglass green, and midnight blue and seafoam. This towel as reinforced edges to prevent unraveling and is easy to stash in a large beach tote.
A 70s-inspired floral print by painter and textile designer Helen Dealtry really makes this beach towel pop. At 40 by 72 inches, this cotton terry towel is slightly longer than average. Plop yourself on top of this funky towel on the beach or while lounging poolside, or tie it around your waist for a pretty accessory-slash-sarong.
The popular home linen brand just released new beach towels and we couldn’t be more excited. With a fun wave pattern, they’re available in four color combinations, and their velour outside and terry inside makes them both super soft and super absorbent.
Stake your claim in the sand with this tongue-in-cheek towel from Food52. This oversized (45 by 75 inch) woven beach towel is made from soft and absorbent 100% cotton for a luxe feel. The towel, which comes with a bold marigold (pictured), indigo, or black stripe, is edged with hand-tied fringe for a fun and stylish twist. A faded “reserved” message down the center lets others know this spot is taken, thank you very much.
Pendleton’s carrier towel is extra-wide—62 inches wide, to be exact—to help keep you covered, whether you’re cozying up with a loved one on the beach or just want some extra room for yourself. The blanket-sized towel is made from cotton terry that’s sheared on one side for a plush and soft feel, and looped on the other to help absorb moisture. A nice feature: The towel comes with a nylon carrying strap.
Craving a towel that’s the opposite of flashy? Kassatex’s pareo beach towel is the answer. This color-blocked towel comes in muted tones—pick between charcoal, coral, linen, and sea glass—for an overall laidback vibe. The towel is a generous size at 40 by 70 inches, and is made of 420 thread count cotton for an extra-soft feel. The towel also doubles as a pareo, aka wraparound skirt. So, wrap yourself up after a swim and revel in the delicious comfort.
A striped beach towel is a classic, but Williams-Sonoma takes that look and raises it one with this modern towel. The towel, which features vertical and horizontal navy stripes with a navy border, is a generous size (38 by 68 inches). It’s also incredibly absorbent, so you can quickly dry out whenever the need strikes. This towel has a velour feel for maximum softness—a perk when it doubles as a blanket—and plain white terry loops on the reverse side, whenever you want a more simple look.
If you’ve ever been force to dry off with what feels like a tea towel-sized beach towel, this is the towel for you. At nearly 79 by 79 inches, Ekobo’s organic cotton beach towel is technically designed to work for two people. In reality, it can just be a really large towel to help cover you from head to toe. The towel is crafted from 100% organic cotton, and they come in three pretty colors that’ll make you easy to spot, whether you’re lounging on the beach or hanging poolside. An added perk: The towel can also double as a picnic blanket.
Michael Aram is an award-winning American artist who does everything from interior decor to jewelry. His style is know for being fun and upbeat, and this beach towel of his design is no different. The 100% cotton towel features a graphic palm print that comes in shades of blue or black and white. This towel is soft—550 thread count soft—and doubles as art, whether it’s draped on a pool deck or in the sand.
Pottery Barn’s mini stripe towel is made from 100% organic cotton and comes in several eye-catching color combinations—navy and sea breeze (pictured), black and gray, and gray and blue. For the record, the “mini” part of the towel’s name refers to its stripes, not its size: At 40 by 72 inches, this is a solid-sized towel. The towel is also eco-friendly, and is free of harmful toxins and irritants.
A plush, luxe towel with pretty details, Serena & Lily’s Mallorca isn’t your average beach towel. The 40 by 70 inch towel is woven with Turkish Aegean cotton for an incredibly soft feel. It boasts bold stripes—in canary (pictured), poppy, smoke, black, coastal blue, and navy—for a classic nautical look. But hand-knotted fringe around the top and bottom border add elevated style. The towel dries fast, too.
Add a fun splash of color to your next beach outing with this lemon slice-emblazoned towel from Destination Summer. At 36 by 72 inches, this towel is a little longer than your standard beach towel. It’s also made from 100% cotton for a soft feel, and is incredible absorbent. A teal polka dot border makes the pattern really pop.
Post time: Jul-27-2020