8 Beach Towels That’ll Make This Summer Even Better
Whether you’re in the process of gearing up for a beach trip or just looking forward to spending some leisurely afternoons by the neighborhood pool, it’s time to evaluate the towel options you have on hand—or prepare to stock up on some new ones. Here are eight of our favorites that you’ll keep enjoying for many summers to come.
Beach, Please! Giant Towel – Wish You Were Here, $38 from ban.do
For beach towels with personality, look no further than ban.do. The lifestyle brand’s options include colorful towels with cheeky sayings, like this Wish You Were Here find. The design was created in collaboration with LA-based artist Katy Jones, and it’s officially (in our eyes) the most Instagrammable beach towel around.
Sun Squad Pineapple Beach Towel, $12 from Target
Target is full of cute and affordable beach towels, like this bright coral pineapple option. With its tropical vibes and vibrant colors, this towel will transport you to a beach paradise, even if you’re just lounging on a balcony or your local pool.
Mallorca Beach Towel, $88 from Serena & Lily
Bring on the stripes and tassels! Serena & Lily’s beach towels are classic and well-made, and this timeless Mallorca towel is calling our names. It comes in six colors and is made in the same tradition as Turkish towels, so it’s also absorbent, thick, and quick-drying. You just might want to keep it as your regular bath towel, too.
Microfiber Tropical Leaves Beach Towel, $9.99 (Normally $14.91) from Amazon
We’re always big fans of palm leaves, but the pattern is even more fitting this time of year. Plop down and spend a few hours reading and relaxing while lying on this stylish, sand-repelling, and absorbent towel that won’t break the bank, it’s even on sale right now for just $10.
C’est la Vie Velour Beach Towel, $46.40 (Normally $58) from Anthropologie
We love this beach towel’s laid back saying—and the OEKO-TEX certified organic construction even more. Because the colors are so bright, it’ll be easy for friends to spot you from across the pool or park. If you want more where this one came from, Anthro actually has a wide range of bright and bold beach towels that we’re kind of obsessed with.
Hammam Towel, $62.10 (Normally $69) from Brooklinen
The popular bedding retailer also sells Turkish towels that we can confirm are oh-so-soft. Perfect for either the pool or the bath, these towels are super lightweight and easy to pack when traveling, too. If you like the look of Turkish towels but not the feel, Brooklinen’s have a terrycloth weave on the back.
Fir and Needle Personalized Beach Towel, $44 from Etsy
Customize your own beach towel to feature your name, initials, or a favorite saying with this Etsy option. The floral print and muted green color are lovely, and it’ll make a really great gift for summer brides or group beach trip.
OCEAN PROTECTRESS Lavender Mermaid Scales Beach Towel by BARBARIAN // Barbra Ignatiev, $39.99 from Society6
Go all in with the ocean theme and snag this oversized mermaid scale towel, which is bound to garner compliments. It has a terrycloth backing for extra absorbency, and if you love the print, you can purchase it as pretty much any other product.