We literally spent hours searching for the best beach towels for a summer packed full of adventure. And it was so much fun because beach towels remind us of all the past adventures and the future adventures we will be having. And we can literally picture ourselves in the moment while on the hunt.
There are so many options with all the towels around, so we picked an array of towels for just about any situation. Camping? We found it. Beach? Of course. Lake? Yep. And of course the pool. We also found roomy beach towels and towels for those who like to share. We found family packs and we even found a towel for the drifter. And in the end, we compiled a list of the the best beach towels for just about everyone out there.
We focused on quality, on style and in some cases, we focused on versatility. And most of our picks offer different colors and different designs, so you can tailor these picks to your individual style.
Best Beach Towels
Best Beach Towels
Dock & Bay Microfiber Beach Towel
These microfiber beach towels come in 6 vivid colors which are perfect if you need to pick up a few. Because you can mix and match or you can pick all one color, you choice.
Designed with the classic cabana stripe, The Dock & Bay Microfiber Beach Towel is 100% microfiber, which consists of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide. And microfiber is an excellent option for a beach towel because it is lightweight, dries quickly and packs tight. Microfiber also acts as a repellent towards sand, so it will brush right off and you won’t have to deal with those pesky little granules.
These towels come in 2 different sizes or your choice of one large, round towel. The extra large size is 78″ by 35″, the large is 63″ by 31″ and the round towel is 75″ in diameter. And why would you consider a round towel? Round towels offer much more room and are perfect for sharing.
Each towel comes with a cotton pouch so you can toss in your phone, wallet or sunscreen while you’re getting some rays. After use, pack up your towel in the pouch and you’re all set. The towel is also thin enough to use as a sarong or to wrap yourself up afterwards if you so choose.
Bersuse 100% Cotton Yucatan Turkish Towel
Turkish Towel anyone? These 100% cotton, made in Turkey, all natural, eco-friendly, natural-dyed towels are a gorgeous alternative to terry cloth towels.
And there’s plenty of reasons why you might consider going with one of these beloved Turkish towels. The Bersuse Yucatan Turkish Towel is chemical free, therefore they’re great for those with skin sensitivities or for those with delicate skin, such as children. They’re anti-microbial, so they won’t harbor bacteria and they won’t get smelly.
These towels are extremely lightweight and take up very little space. They take up a fourth of the space and also dry in the third of the time as their cotton towel counterparts.
When using these towels in the sand, the sand won’t integrate within the fabric and will brush right off. When you’re finished laying out in the sand, this Yucatan Turkish towel doubles up as a sarong or a shawl. And as you can see by the picture, the towel is literally reversible, including the design.
This towel is 71″ by 39″ and comes in your choice of Silver Grey, Black, Burgundy or Light Blue.
Bersuse makes the best Turkish beach towels around and you’ll find these towels to be efficient and stylish.
Society6 Flamingo Beach Towel
Society6 produces the best beach towels in the design category, hands down. These beach towels are created by individual artists and with each purchase, these artists profit. And as they should.
This Flamingo design is created by the artist Olechka. However, if the flamingo is not your thing, Society6 offers hundreds of different designs by different artists. And you can have fun checking out all of those here.
These towels are made with a polyester-microfiber front and a cotton terry back. And with having the microfiber on the front, it will keep the towel from getting soaked while you’re laying out in the hot sun. The terry cloth back will make for a nice drying session at the end, which will be more reminiscent of after-shower activities. So, these towels have the best of both worlds, really.
The Society6 Beach Towel is an extra large size at 74″ x 37″. And, if you like it enough to transfer it to the bathroom, they also offer hand towel and bath towel sizes.
Tula Towels Huge Oversized Towels
This is perhaps the largest beach towel you’re going to find. The Tula Towel stretches 6.5 feet long and 5 feet wide. And the great thing about this towel is it’s perfect for the park, for camping, for building a fort under an umbrella or for sharing. The uses are endless.
This towel is made of 70% bamboo-rayon and 30% cotton, which makes it extremely soft to the touch and will help release water faster than with other towels that are made with 100% cotton. It has a terry woven design which can easily absorb water and comes with a trim piping around the perimeter.
To make matters even better, this towel will fold down to the size of a bed sheet to easily transport from adventure to adventure.
Tula makes only about a 100 towels in each color, so there is definitely a sense of uniqueness with this purchase. And at the moment, they’re offering Brandywine, Lavender or Emerald.
Eshma Mardini 100% Cotton Beach Towel
The Eshma Mardini Beach Towel is an authentic hand-loomed towel straight out of Turkey. This Turkish beach towel comes in 24 different colors, so you can choose one specifically for your personality or mix and match them for the whole family.
This towel is highly absorbent and dries quickly. And even though the towel is large in size at 70″ x 39″, it takes up very little space if you were to store it or travel with it.
As we mentioned before, the Turkish towel works amazing in the sand. And this is because the sand won’t get integrated into the fabric and will brush right off. Also, the Turkish towel doubles as a sarong or a shawl after your time in the sun is up.
The Eshma Mardini 100% Cotton Beach Towel only gets better with age. With each wash, you can feel the towel getting softer and more luscious. And, we have to admit, these Turkish towels have culture and sophistication written all over them.
Finally, this towel is perfect for those with delicate skin, and that includes babies and young children.
Chakir Turkish Linens Luxury Hotel Beach Towel
If you want the luxury of a 5 star hotel, then these are the best beach towels for you. And this is because they are used by 5 star hotels nationwide.
The Chakir Turkish Linen Luxury Hotel Beach Towel is made in Denizli, Turkey, in the traditional Turkish textile style. They are made with ultra soft premium cotton which is highly absorbent and durable for long lasting use.
Each towel is 65″ x 35″ and weighs approximately 1.25 pounds. You can get a pack of four in the variety pack or you can get a pack of 2 with your choice of brick red, royal blue, sea green or coffee brown.
These towels are perfect for those looking for a bit of luxury around the home. However, because they’re thick and luxurious, they won’t travel all that well. But, who needs to go anywhere if you’ve got a spa-like existence at home?
Overall, these are the best beach towels in the luxury category. They’re amazingly soft and feel like a million bucks.
Genovega Thick Terry Round Beach Towel
We are absolutely in love with this round beach towel from Genovega. This 100% power loom, polyester, tablecloth-style beach towel is made with 100% high-quality polyester. And polyester is great for a beach towel because it will absorb water easily and will dry quickly.
The Genovega Beach Towel is high quality and you will see that by the craftsmanship, the thickness and the fringe detail. And, it’s super soft. It can also be utilized as a blanket, a throw, to adorn the couch or for a picnic in the park. The possibilities are endless.
Finally, because this towel is 59″ in diameter, you can enjoy this towel alone or with a friend. And, you get your choice of 9 different designs.
Utopia Towels Cabana Stripe Beach Towels
These cabana-striped beach towels are the best beach towels for those on a budget or those who just need to pick up some towels for the family. The Utopia Towels are made with 100% cotton which make them absorbent and cozy, all at the same time.
The terry cloth fabric features pure ringspun cotton and professionally hemmed edges to protect durability. They look great and although they’re not on the luxury level, they’re quality towels that will last a while. And, these towels are an absolute bang for your buck.
The towels are 60″ x 30″ and you get 4 towels with your choice of blue, green, yellow, red, orange or the variety pack.
Cotton Craft Oversized Jacquard Beach Towel
This oversized beach towel is extra wide, which will give you more room to spread out and maybe even the possibility to share. Made of 100% ringspun absorbent cotton, the Cotton Craft Oversized Jacquard Beach Towel is extraordinarily soft.
And while they aren’t the most absorbent towels on our list of best beach towels, the softness, the thickness and the durability is what earned this towel a spot.
Furthermore, the colors are fun and bold, which makes this a stand-out towel. The Cotton Craft Towel is 68″ x 39″ which is a few inches wider than the other towels on our list.
Friends & Home Velour Flamingo Beach Towel
Our final pick on our best beach towels list goes to this cutie from Friends & Home. The Flamingo Beach Towel is made of all natural materials and free of harmful chemicals. Which makes it an excellent choice, not only for everyone, but specifically for those with sensitivities.
This beach towel is made of 100% cotton and it’s velour-ious, plush and it’s the widest classic-style towel on our list. The Flamingo Beach Towel measures in at 70 inches in length and 40 inches in width. So, feel free to share, or keep it all for yourself.
This towel will be perfect for the beach, to lay by the pool or to bring to the lake. However, because it’s on the thick side, it won’t be drying as fast as some of our other picks. But, it will be keeping you all that much warmer after those cool dips in the pool.