For this post, I have put together a collection of the best beach towels currently available. You can also see my top picks for all beach accessories.
Our Top Picks
- Best Large Beach Towel: GEEZY Large Microfibre Beach Towel
- Best Luxury Beach Towel: Sweet Needle Stripes Beach Towel
- Best Personalised Beach Towel: Mr & Mrs Embroidered Beach Towels. Available to buy at Not On The High Street.
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These are today’s top deals and bestsellers for beach towels.
Whether it’s taking a trip to the beach, drying off after a dip in the pool or lying in the garden, a beach towel is a summer essential.
We’ve picked some of the best beach towels available from quick-drying to personalised versions. All of our picks have excellent feedback from customers.
Let’s get going!
Best Large Beach Towel
GEEZY Large Microfibre Beach Towel
- Large soft microfibre beach towels made of microfibre which is quick drying and perfect for the beach.
- They are soft-touch and lightweight so ideal for throwing into your beach bag.
- They come in many colourful designs. Choose from Sunrise, Dolphins, Surfboards, Hello Summer, Enjoy The Beach, Beach Signs, Sunset, Ocean Turtles or Sunset Tortoise.
- Each towel weighs only 0.300 kg so is ideal to pack and take on holiday,
- Dimensions approx. 140 cm x 70 cm.
- 76% of 805 buyers gave it 5 stars..
Best Microfibre Beach Towel
Dock & Bay Quick Drying Beach Towel
- These towels dry three times faster than a normal cotton towel!
- Compact and includes a travel accessory pouch.
- Smooth, soft feel and highly absorbent making them great for the beach.
- The sand won’t stick to these towels.
- Available in various shapes and sizes including Round Beach Blanket (66″, 170cm)/ Small (100x50cm, 40×20″)/ Large (160x80cm, 63×31″)/ Large (160x90cm, 63×35″)/ Extra Large (200x90cm, 78×35″).
- Available in plenty of colours and patterns including stripes/ solid colour/ botanical and more.
- 93% of 2,389 buyers gave it 5 stars..
Best Kids Beach Towel
Todd Linens Kid’s Beach Towel Plush
- Super cute towels which feature T-Rex, triceratops, brontosaurus, and other giant lizards.
- Made from 100% woven cotton (350 GSM) these towels are fun at the beach or perfect for getting dry after a hot bath.
- With a plush velour front that’s gentle on sensitive skin and absorbs water fast to keep kids warm and dry.
- Durable and machine washable.
- Available in other prints including Football Goal/ Out of this World/ Pirates Ahoy/ Unicorn Rainbows.
- 75 x 150 cm
- 91% of 374 buyers gave it 5 stars..
Best Low Cost Beach Towel
Catherine Lansfield Flamingo Beach Towel
- 100% cotton printed velour beach towel with vibrant flamingo print.
- Super soft, absorbent beach towel which is great value for money.
- 76cm x 160cm in size.
- 91% of 127 buyers gave it 5 stars..
Best Luxury Beach Towel
Sweet Needle Stripes Beach Towels
- 100% cotton beach towels which come in a classic Cabana stripe which will transport you to the tropics.
- Measuring 30 by 60 inches they offer both cosy comfort and the optimal coverage.
- Woven from 100% Ringspun Cotton for a luxurious feel.
- Towel density is 450 grams per square meter (GSM), a great indicator of both quality and performance.
- Quick-drying for a fresh feeling with each use.
- Luxuriously soft and low lint.
- Pack of 4 (76 x 152 cm).
- 92% of 279 buyers gave it 5 stars..
Best Turkish Beach Towel
The Turkish Emporium Cotton Beach Towel
- 100% Turkish cotton peshtemal.
- Hand Loomed and tight woven with fringed edges.
- Ideal for sunbathing on.
- Size: 95 x 175 cm ( 37 x 70 inches)
- Folds up considerably smaller than a terry towel, but it is more absorbent.
- Soft and light and compact for travel.
- 86% of 514 buyers gave it 5 stars..
Best Personalised Beach Towel
Hoolaroo Personalised Embroidered Beach/ Swimming Towel
- Personalised beach or swimming towels 80×140.
- Available in blue/ navy/ pink/ red.
- 100% cotton.
- The name or text of your choice can be up to 15 characters.
- You also get your choice of font from four options and your choice of thread colour.
- Personalised towels makes a great gift.
- 80 x 140 cm.
- 91% of 57 buyers gave it 5 stars..
Best Personalised Beach Towel
Personalised Mr & Mrs Embroidered Beach Towels (Not On The High Street)
- High quality simple classic stripe cotton personalised beach towels.
- Exceptionally soft and highly absorbent.
- Makes a great gift as it can be personalised with a name or word of your choice.
- Choose from 4 gorgeous colours, all featuring bold block vertical stripes. Shades include mint, french navy, deep red and grey.
- The embroidery will sit within the white stripe as shown in the picture.
- Embroidered in Great Britain.
- A lovely gift for a wedding, honeymoon or just a day trip to the beach.
- Made from 100% Pure Cotton Terry Towelling. 500 GSM.
- 100% customers gave these towels 5/5 stars.
Available to buy at Not On The High Street.
What to consider when buying beach towels
Towels made from 100% cotton are an excellent option as they are soft and more absorbent than man-made materials. Anything from Egyptian to Turkish cotton are good choices.
Cotton-blend towels are a more affordable alternative and still have good absorbency.
Microfibre towels are also a good choice for the beach as they are lightweight, highly absorbent and quick drying, plus they can be rolled up so that they are compact for packing in a suitcase.
400 to 600 GSM is ideal for beach towels. You don’t want anything too heavy for the beach, but neither anything too thin and non-absorbent.
If you are panning on using the towel to lie on and sunbathe you could instead opt for a sand-free mat or beach blanket. Or if you are planning on using the beach towel at the pool or after a swim opt for a more absorbent option so you can dry off quicker.
Have a look at how the towel is stitched before buying. If it has short loops the towel will dry off faster.