8 Best Beach Towels in 2021

Best Beach Towels
Best Beach Towels

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.

My Top Picks:


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.

Hitting the beach? See our top picks for the best wind breaks and beach tents.

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)

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

Material

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.

Weight

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.

Absorbency

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.

Stitching

Have a look at how the towel is stitched before buying. If it has short loops the towel will dry off faster.

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